The Chevy 350 engine is one of the most popular and perhaps legendary engines in automotive history. Introduced in the 1967 Camaro, it went on to power a whole range of classic Chevys, including the Impala, El Camino, Chevelle, and Nova.
Your friends — the really serious gearheads, the ones you know you can trust — choose the Chevy 350 to build everything from tractors to boats to hotrods.
Five Reasons Why
If you’re interested in premium engines, you’ll love the Chevy 350. Here are five reasons why:
- It’s an outstanding value
The Chevy 350 was designed by engineers. It’s not ostentatious, not foreign, not designed to impress — it’s just a popular, reliable engine for a reasonable price. Sure, it’s not as exciting as some of the fancier engines on the market, but if you want the most performance for your dollar, you won’t go wrong with the Chevy 350.
- It’s got all the power you want
The next time you’re at a hot-rod show, take a look at the engines. You’ll see something very familiar — the Chevy 350. It’s an incredibly popular choice among hot rodders and for good reason. Plenty of Chevy 350s put out more than 300 horsepower. Combine that with the 350’s light weight and you have one very fast engine.
- It’s one of the most reliable engines ever
Even if you drive in tough conditions, the Chevy 350 remains very dependable and keeps running. It’s been around since 1967, and Chevy was making small-block engines long before then. Everything about the Chevy 350 stands the test of time.
- You can find parts for it anywhere
Touching on Chevy’s small-block lineup, Motor Trend points out, “It’s possible to swap a set of heads from a 1990 Vortec truck engine onto the original ’55 265. I doubt there’s an engine ever built… that you could swap parts from engines 45 years apart.”
You’re not just looking for a show car—you’re looking for something you can drive to the show and home again. That’s why the 350’s reliability is so great.
But let’s face it: engines wear down. You’re going to want the engine with parts readily available, not the engine that leaves you stranded by the roadside.
- It’s as American as apple pie
OK, so we’re talking about an engine that’s powerful, reliable, and easy to maintain, all for a great price. All of that’s accurate, but it’s not the whole story. What really sets the Chevy 350 apart is something intangible: the engine’s rich tradition.
When you choose the 350, you’re joining a community of motorists that spans decades. A community that includes hot rodders, commuters, farmers, and everyone in between. A community of gearheads who care about performance, not hype.
The Chevy 350 is one of the all-time great American engines. For us at least, that means something.
Get the Best Engine for Your Dollar
Gearhead Engines offers a wide range of Chevy 350 engines. If you’re on the market for an engine, you owe it to yourself browse our catalog of Chevy 350s right now.
Our Chevy 350s are professionally remanufactured to OE specs or better, which makes them literally better than new, and… four out of five professional installers go with reman. They know it’s how you get the best engine for your dollar. Now you can, too.