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392 Hemi

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tony Hine, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Anyone have an idea what a 1957, 392 Hemi is worth? The engine is in a chrysler Imperial, is complete, was running when parked,is not locked up, has not been run in at least 3 years, radiator and engine full of antifreeze.
  2. dreracecar
    Joined: Aug 27, 2009
    Posts: 3,115

    from so-cal

    $347.76 delivered to my doorstep.
  3. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
    Posts: 2,271


    Whilr Dr. Racecar is funny a good solid running 392 should fetch at least $1,000.00 and up to $2,000 easily if it's really nice in stock form. A good core can bring $1k to the right folks. Depending on what options it has on it. Check the numbers first though as a 331/354 has been swapped in there before and they are worth less. If it's got an A1 on it then it's worth more as well.
  4. 331-354 are worth less but far from worthless :D

  5. 73RR
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 6,545


    ...hell, I sell blocks for a grand....

    Complete 392 core engine, in the car, $2000 minimum.

  6. Wicked Tin
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,153

    Wicked Tin

    I sold an A1 block, heads, crank and rods for $1200 a while back
  7. Hemiman51
    Joined: Jun 25, 2012
    Posts: 345


    Go on , and go to swap meet site you can find out what people are asking for any type of hemi. w
  8. I haven't priced them recently but I would agree with 73RR here a complete running 392 is probably worth about 2K unless it is a knocking and smoking running 392 in which case it is just a core.
  9. coopsdaddy
    Joined: Mar 7, 2007
    Posts: 883

    from oklahoma

    Just sold a392 block , crank and heads for 1600
  10. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,383


    Typically a non running core goes for 2K-2,500. A running 392 with good Comp & not smoking would go for more.
  11. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,129

    Jalopy Joker

    so, what is the condition of the donor car? how much does seller want for it?
  12. GregCon
    Joined: Jun 18, 2012
    Posts: 689

    from Houston

    yeah...maybe we should think about leaving the engine in the car....
  13. Roger Walling
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,146

    Roger Walling

    Sold two for 2500 each. Disembled.
  14. hemi rodder
    Joined: Oct 10, 2011
    Posts: 510

    hemi rodder
    from NB Canada

    sold 2 331 complete( not running but not seized) for 800 and 1000 just a month ago, only had them for sale for a couple of weeks.
  15. expavr
    Joined: Jul 28, 2006
    Posts: 78


    I paid $1,800.00 for a running 392 out of an Imperial four years ago. The Imperial valve covers if in decent shape can bring as much as $250 on EBAY.
  16. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,169


    It is worth picking up! Probably around 2 grand.
  17. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    They are worth more if close by.
  18. 57Custom300
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,347

    from Arizona

    Not woth the metal its made of. Where did you say it was?
  19. xhotrodder
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,609


    A lot depends on the region your in. Out West & up North brings more than down South. Should be worth over $1000 though.
  20. speedyb
    Joined: May 12, 2010
    Posts: 484

    from socal

    Bought this one running for $2800 came with the 19 ft long engine stand.[​IMG]://[/IMG]
  21. speedyb
    Joined: May 12, 2010
    Posts: 484

    from socal

  22. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,936

    from DFW USA

    True, but they are 1958 only.
  23. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,422


    Kinda depends on what you mean when you say the "engine" is full of antifreeze:D

    After seeing the prices of a 392 the last several years, I'm really glad I bought mine when I did. A total of $600 invested in two complete engines, one 57 and one 58, plus an iron torqueflite. The 58 was a running engine, 57 was flooded with diesel fuel when stored, so came apart very clean.

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