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engine value of a 1980 chevy 350

 
transamkid76 transamkid76
New User | Posts: 4 | Joined: 02/13
Posted: 02/02/13
09:43 AM

Ok so I have this 1980 trans am that has a chevy 350 in it. I have no intention of rebuilding it since im a pontiac guy. So im thinking about selling it so here goes my story. I got this car 10 years ago. It never ran when we got it so we never looked at it due to the fact we would be doing a motor swap so my friend wants it im thinking should I just give it to him as a gift or sell it. But it doesnt run so what would it be worth? Is it just the scrap value? Thank you for your info and im not bashing chevy I just grew up with pontiacs as I guess you did with chevys.  

pepsi68 pepsi68
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Posted: 02/02/13
10:01 AM

Are you sure the 350 Chevy engine didn't come in it. That was time when the emission laws were going crazy and GM was doing those engine swaps. Make sure the Vin.# is for a Pontiac Engine. If it is the numbers matching engine put it somewhere for a later date.

Can you turn thr engine by hand. If the engine hasn't spun a bearing, and it's a 4 bolt block. Its probably worth $50.00.If you take it to the junk yard they wouldn't give you anything for it. It's scrape to them....

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76Skylark 76Skylark
Guru | Posts: 853 | Joined: 12/11
Posted: 02/02/13
03:24 PM

iT COULD ALSO BE A 305.I have a friend with an 81 Z28 and its a 305 ( last I looked that car had 5 miles on it... really!  

Pontiacman2 Pontiacman2
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Posted: 02/02/13
07:44 PM

The Pontiac firebird and Ta's never came factory with a chevrolet 350 only a 305.  
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transamkid76 transamkid76
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Posted: 02/02/13
08:41 PM

Yes! It is a 305 my apologies.  I have yet to open the hood of the car. Waiting until spring to begin restoreing it and I can not wait to do it. But yes so what does a chevy 305 motor that does not run and that has been sitting for ten plus years go for? I was thinking if I scrapped it a penny a pound or so I would get like ten bucks so I may just give it to my friend and I will not keep it since im puting a 455 in it and I am using a different title to convert it to a 76 and not keep it an original 80 trans am.  

68scott385 68scott385
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Posted: 02/02/13
10:15 PM

Do you and your friend a favor and scrap the motor.  
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redneckjoe69 redneckjoe69
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Posted: 02/03/13
02:51 AM

craigslist, $100.oo, no warranty.  

Pontiacman2 Pontiacman2
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Posted: 02/03/13
07:09 AM

Sense it is a 305 you would be lucky to give it away.  
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76Skylark 76Skylark
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Posted: 02/03/13
07:10 AM

Friend If you Have the Title for the 80 you had best leave it as an 80. not knowing your EXACT situation at least the 80 is worth more.        PS although you may Have the BEST of Intentions If you change the title(VIN) from one car to another they are going to give you a Salvage title Back. and Salvage is Just that in the resale world.  

transamkid76 transamkid76
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Posted: 02/03/13
08:13 AM

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zman123 zman123
Enthusiast | Posts: 531 | Joined: 06/08
Posted: 02/03/13
08:59 AM

Here is an opinion, get caught using one vin on another car = go to jail. There is a reason it's illegal. AUTO THEFT.  

tuffnuff tuffnuff
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Posted: 02/03/13
09:13 AM

+1
I would NOT! tamper with a VIN #

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When The Flag Drops.,.

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transamkid76 transamkid76
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Posted: 02/03/13
09:28 AM

Alright well... I will not be reselling it ever. And if I were to switch it with a car I own would it still be illgeal?  

Pontiacman2 Pontiacman2
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Posted: 02/03/13
09:55 AM

Yes!  
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tuffnuff tuffnuff
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Posted: 02/03/13
10:02 AM

YES! Unless you can get valid documentation from MV, then what you are about to do, is illegal.

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