I don't quite get your thinking. I would have thought that a new crate engine would increase the resale value of the car if Victor wanted to sell it later on. Assuming everything else was in good shape also.
I've been told that if you buy the crate motor south of the border it is half the cost. Not sure about that, but that'* what I was told. What I do know is that my crate motor came with heads, oil pan, valve covers, timeing cover and all the gaskets needed to put everything else on it. I couldn't rebuild my original for the same cost.