Its not too easy to find any early Chevy Blazer, but to find one restored to the level of this 1973 K5 Blazer is quite extraordinary. Wearing a cool period-correct color scheme and upgraded rolling stock, it has a fantastic look and with a robust small block and a long list of options, this is the one to own if youre looking for an early Chevy SUV.
If someone described this truck to you, youd probably not picture this gorgeous orange and white combination with a black hardtop, you have to admit that its downright spectacular. Thanks to a full rotisserie restoration, the truck is probably better than new in most of the ways that matter, with a high-quality paint job that simply glows. Factory paint never looked like this and with crisp masking lines, excellent gaps, and a ton of block sanding under the paint, this might just be the nicest Blazer weve ever featured. The removable top still proposes having fun in the sun and with a roof rack, this is a truck thatll go anywhere and do anything youre interested in doing. Great chrome, nice badges, and oversized side mirrors that have been painted black to match the top all help give this truck a fantastic look.
The black interior has also been treated to a no-holds-barred restoration, including fresh leather seat covers on the front buckets and rear bench, new black carpets, and door panels that are so crisply rendered that they have to be new, too. Theres a surprising amount of woodgraining inside, all of which still shows remarkably well, giving the big SUV a rather upscale feel. Options include factory A/C and the original AM radio, which seems to be the only thing on the truck that wasnt fully restored. Theres a broad center console for convenience and while the shift lever for the TH350 3-speed automatic transmission is on the steering column, the 4-wheel-drive system is managed by a floor-mounted lever. The cargo bay is dominated by a full-sized spare with its own cover, but theres still lots of room for your gear and its all covered in more black carpet to give it a very finished look.
Under the hood is a very period correct 350 cubic inch V8 with a correct suffix code of TJZ, its the closest thing to numbers matching. Rebuilt to stock specs, its all about the torque and still uses a factory air cleaner, 4-barrel carburetor, and cast iron exhaust manifolds to do it. The A/C system was upgraded to R134a refrigerant and all the ancillary parts are new, including belts, hoses, fasteners, and even the power brake booster and master cylinder. The TH350 3-speed automatic transmission shifts easily and feeds a 2-speed transfer case and a pair of beefy axles: a Dana 44 up front and a GM 12-bolt out back. The chassis is fully detailed with body-colored floors framing a semi-gloss chassis with red oxide primer on the mechanicals and a new dual exhaust system. New lines, hoses, and a fresh gas tank out back ensure reliability in the brush and big 265/75/16 Cooper off-road radials and 16-inch MB alloys give it a great 4x4 stance.
Documented with restoration receipts and photos, this awesome Blazer is a no-disappointments ride thats both unusual and unusually beautiful. Call today!