Tips for Buying Chevy Crate Engines

Buying Chevy crate engines online can be risky. Below you will discover exactly what a crate motor is, what goes into reconditioning one and why you should consider buying your next engine from one of the suppliers listed below.

TWO things you need to know when buying a crate motor online.

1) There are basically two different types of crate engines, new and rebuilt. The term "crate" simply means the engine arrives in a crate ready to be installed directly into your car or truck. Typically you would need to install your own items like the carburetor or fuel injection system, distributor, exhaust manifolds and so on...continued below...

Listing below are continually updated

CHEVROLET 383 360 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE 4 BOLT TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE CHEVY
CHEVROLET 383 360 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE 4 BOLT TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE CHEVY
$3,795.00
Time Remaining: 15d 8h 32m
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CHEVROLET 454 450 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE CHEVY
CHEVROLET 454 450 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE CHEVY
$4,795.00
Time Remaining: 28d 8h 22m
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CHEVROLET 327 330 HP HIGH PERF TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE CHEVY
CHEVROLET 327 330 HP HIGH PERF TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE CHEVY
$3,495.00
Time Remaining: 26d 21m
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CHEVY 350 325 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
CHEVY 350 325 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
$2,295.00
Time Remaining: 27d 3h 2m
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GM Goodwrench 350ci 195 HP Chevy Crate Engine Chevrolet Performance 10067353
GM Goodwrench 350ci 195 HP Chevy Crate Engine Chevrolet Performance 10067353
$1,359.99
Time Remaining: 20d 5h 31m
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CHEVY 383 360 HP 4 BOLT HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
CHEVY 383 360 HP 4 BOLT HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
$2,795.00
Time Remaining: 23d 2h 4m
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350 425HP Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine Aluminum heads
350 425HP Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine Aluminum heads
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 27d 4h
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CHEVY 350B 383 409HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY DART HEADS10
CHEVY 350B 383 409HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY DART HEADS10
$4,395.00
Time Remaining: 9d 9h 22m
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CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 400 406 STAGE 30 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 540 hp
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 400 406 STAGE 30 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 540 hp
$6,585.00
Time Remaining: 15d 11h 44m
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Chevy 350 Crate engine 325HP 375TQ 4 bolt main chrome valve covers free shipping
Chevy 350 Crate engine 325HP 375TQ 4 bolt main chrome valve covers free shipping
$2,232.00
Time Remaining: 29d 58m
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Chevy 350 Crate engine 375HP aluminum heads Hyd roller camshaft free shipping
Chevy 350 Crate engine 375HP aluminum heads Hyd roller camshaft free shipping
$2,875.00
Time Remaining: 7d 4h 33m
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CHEVY 327 330 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 327 330 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$2,495.00
Time Remaining: 16d 8h 40m
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CHEVY 350 325hp ENGINE HOT SALE   LOOK AT PRICE TURN KEY CRATE HIGH PERF 5TKY
CHEVY 350 325hp ENGINE HOT SALE LOOK AT PRICE TURN KEY CRATE HIGH PERF 5TKY
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 40m
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CHEVY 454 475 HP CRATE ENGINE BIG BLOCK TURN KEY HIGH PERFORMANCE FAST TRACK 10D
CHEVY 454 475 HP CRATE ENGINE BIG BLOCK TURN KEY HIGH PERFORMANCE FAST TRACK 10D
$5,895.00
Time Remaining: 9d 9h 23m
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CHEVY 454 502 HP CRATE ENGINE BIG BLOCK TURN KEY VETTE GM HIGH PERFOR 496 10BTK
CHEVY 454 502 HP CRATE ENGINE BIG BLOCK TURN KEY VETTE GM HIGH PERFOR 496 10BTK
$6,195.00
Time Remaining: 9d 9h 21m
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CHEVY 383 427 HP 4 BOLT TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE ORANGE GM HIGH PERFORMANCE 10DWRH
CHEVY 383 427 HP 4 BOLT TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE ORANGE GM HIGH PERFORMANCE 10DWRH
$4,995.00
Time Remaining: 6d 40m
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CHEVY 350 350V HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM CAMARO SALE 10TK
CHEVY 350 350V HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM CAMARO SALE 10TK
$3,395.00
Time Remaining: 9d 9h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $3,395.00

CHEVY 350 310 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE TBI BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 350 310 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE TBI BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$2,495.00
Time Remaining: 6d 5h 53m
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CHEVY 350 328Ahp TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HOT SALE LOOK HIGH PERFORMANCE GM10TKYBLK
CHEVY 350 328Ahp TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HOT SALE LOOK HIGH PERFORMANCE GM10TKYBLK
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 8d 9h 18m
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12530283 96 2000 New Chevy 3 4 1 Ton 57 Crate Engine
12530283 96 2000 New Chevy 3 4 1 Ton 57 Crate Engine
$1,995.00
Time Remaining: 12d 22h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $1,995.00

CHEVY 454 435 HP CRATE ENGINE BIG BLOCK TURN KEY HIGH PERFORMANCE GOODSTR496 30D
CHEVY 454 435 HP CRATE ENGINE BIG BLOCK TURN KEY HIGH PERFORMANCE GOODSTR496 30D
$4,995.00
Time Remaining: 9d 8h 36m
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BBC CHEVY 540 555 ENGINE STAGE 70 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 731 hp BASE ENGINE
BBC CHEVY 540 555 ENGINE STAGE 70 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 731 hp BASE ENGINE
$7,750.00
Time Remaining: 25d 3h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $7,750.00

CHEVY 454 450 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 454 450 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$3,795.00
Time Remaining: 22d 10h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $3,795.00

CHEVY 383 426HP V 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY ORANGE GM HIGH PERFORMANCE427 10D
CHEVY 383 426HP V 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY ORANGE GM HIGH PERFORMANCE427 10D
$4,995.00
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 6m
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LS376 480 376ci 62L Engine 495 HP GM Crate Engine Chevy Performance 19301358
LS376 480 376ci 62L Engine 495 HP GM Crate Engine Chevy Performance 19301358
$7,186.74
Time Remaining: 15d 7h 21m
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12530282 96 2000 New Chevy 1 2 Ton 57 Crate Engine
12530282 96 2000 New Chevy 1 2 Ton 57 Crate Engine
$1,995.00
Time Remaining: 23d 1h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $1,995.00

CHEVY SBC 421 STAGE 40 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 550 hp BASE
CHEVY SBC 421 STAGE 40 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 550 hp BASE
$5,995.00
Time Remaining: 25d 3h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $5,995.00

CHEVY 283 280 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
CHEVY 283 280 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
$2,295.00
Time Remaining: 8d 2h 55m
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SBC CHEVY 427 STAGE 52 DART BLOCK AFR HEADS CRATE MOTOR 628 hp BASE ENGINE
SBC CHEVY 427 STAGE 52 DART BLOCK AFR HEADS CRATE MOTOR 628 hp BASE ENGINE
$7,495.00
Time Remaining: 24d 3h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $7,495.00

Chevrolet Performance 19329246 LS7 70L 427 CI Crate Engine 505 HP Z 28
Chevrolet Performance 19329246 LS7 70L 427 CI Crate Engine 505 HP Z 28
$13,600.00
Time Remaining: 12d 3h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $13,600.00

383 Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine with Aluminum heads
383 Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine with Aluminum heads
$3,495.00
Time Remaining: 27d 1m
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396 Chevy Chevelle Camaro Corvette High Perf Big Block Crate BB engine
396 Chevy Chevelle Camaro Corvette High Perf Big Block Crate BB engine
$4,495.00
Time Remaining: 6d 11h 47m
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GM 10067353 Engine Assembly Crate Engine Chevy 350 195HP 2 Piece Rear Main Seal
GM 10067353 Engine Assembly Crate Engine Chevy 350 195HP 2 Piece Rear Main Seal
$1,599.97
Time Remaining: 22d 22h 14m
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ZZ572 720R Deluxe Crate Engine 727 HP 572ci Chevy Performance 19201334
ZZ572 720R Deluxe Crate Engine 727 HP 572ci Chevy Performance 19201334
$15,425.61
Time Remaining: 5d 23h 33m
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SBC CHEVY 383 STROKER STAGE 20 CRATE MOTOR 505 hp BASE ENGINE
SBC CHEVY 383 STROKER STAGE 20 CRATE MOTOR 505 hp BASE ENGINE
$4,395.00
Time Remaining: 16d 12h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $4,395.00

CHEVY 350 330HP TURNKEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE SILVER NIGHT TK10
CHEVY 350 330HP TURNKEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE SILVER NIGHT TK10
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 21m
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2) Not all Chevy crate engines are created equal. While you can purchase new units online from the factory which come with a warranty, most are "rebuilt" which means they are used motors that have been reconditioned and therefore you need to be cautious as to which company you buy from.

What exactly goes into "rebuilding" an engine?

Most of the time rebuilt Chevy engines start as worn out motors that an engine re-builder, often a machine shop reconditions and makes "like new" again.


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This typically involves boring (slightly increasing) the cylinders to make true again and adding new internal components like a crankshaft and bearings, cam shaft, lifters, timing gear components and so on. If done properly the rebuilt engine is truly "good as new." ...continued after listings.

The problem is you never really know what you're getting when you order a crate engine because you can't see inside the motor without disassembling  it and a knowledge of what to look for.

Why you get an added layer of security buying a crate engine through a distributor on this site.

All companies that sell Chevy engines have professional looking web sites and offer warranties. But who exactly backs those warranties? If you buy a crate engine online from a non-local company, what happens if it fails and the company does not honor the warranty? Sure you have some recourse depending on the circumstance but sometimes this could turn out to be a real hassle.

The crate engine rebuilders listed above list their products through a system that incorporates CUSTOMER FEEDBACK. This is very important for two reasons;

  1. You can review their track record with other customers. This gives great insight as to the quality of their work and how they might respond to you with any issues you may have.
  2. The companies above are RATED by the prior customers and they know that future sales DEPEND on having an excellent rating so they are more inclined to provide you with a top quality product knowing that you could ruin their reputation if they did not.

These are very powerful reasons why it is probable the Chevy crate engines listed on this site are high quality rebuilt motors.

If you cannot find what you need above there are reputable crate engine dealers, a few are Speedway Motors, GM Performance Parts and Crate Engine Depot.