View Full Version : How Much Is This Intake Worth?

01-27-2014, 09:04 PM
318233182431825Got it with the '58 Commander I bought a couple months ago. I dont want a four barrel on this car. I'm very happy with the Stromberg S-2. She's a cruiser and thats the way I like it. Anyways it came with the car and the P.O. said it was new never on a engine. I looked at it closely and it does look NOS. No old gasket imprints and not swirl marks like a buffing disc was put to it to clean up any old gasket material. I want to sell it to fund other stuff on "Betsy". So is there any value to it guy's? Thanks Todd

01-27-2014, 09:13 PM
I would estimate that it's worth $200.00 to someone.

01-27-2014, 09:52 PM
Thank you SN-60. Thats not too shabby.

01-27-2014, 10:00 PM
Appears to be for a WCFB Carter (1955 up). The AFB manifolds are more in demand. Not sure as to value, maybe do an eBay search for completed listings.

01-27-2014, 10:37 PM
I sold 2 WCFB intakes about 2 years ago on E-bay. They brought around $100 used then. You should put it on your car with a good carb. Everyone I know that has changed over from a 2bbl to a 4bbl and driven responsibly has gotten better fuel milege and it makes for a much smoother/easier cruising car in my opinion. Steve

01-28-2014, 01:55 AM
Early style $75.00 how many do you want??????????

01-28-2014, 09:13 AM
Early style $75.00 how many do you want??????????

New, never mounted? Steve

01-28-2014, 09:37 AM
New, never mounted? Steve

That'll add about $10 to the value, as the new owner won't have to clean it.

The intake pictured has no choke provision.
If someone does grab it, and they need a later style tube choke with the wedge plug, I have a box full of them.
Also, this intake is a WCFB style, and will need modifications to use a later style AFB carb on it.
Adding a spacer block, of heat insulater gasket stacks is not the ideal solution, but there are those that take this shortcut.

For $200, you can buy a fully prepped AFB ready intake, AND an installation kit from a Stude vendor (less freight)
Spending that much on a lone bare incomplete intake is questionable.
The others posting here have pretty much nailed the current street level value for used intakes.
Packaged, a Stude intake weighs 31 pounds.
Fed-Ex Ground will ship it for around $50 max (or less) to the lower 48.

01-28-2014, 10:17 AM
Look's like I'll just hold on to it then. Maybe someday I'll get the bug to put a four barrel on my car. Thank you for the replies. Todd

01-28-2014, 06:02 PM
Whether it's an intake manifold or a hood ornament.....if it's NOS, its always worth a bit more!