1970 Chevrolet K5 Blazer
Super Clean Blazer
1970 Chevrolet K5 Blazer
- 350ci V8
- Automatic Transmission
- 3k Miles
- Bronze Over Black and Brown Interior
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“The K5 Chevy Blazer is the new hot classic SUV” -Hagerty, January 2019
Motor Trend told the Blazer story this way: “Ford had the Bronco. Jeep had the CJ. Even International Harvester—the tractor company—had the Scout. And General Motors had…nothing? Into that sport-utility vacuum, the Chevrolet K5 Blazerwas born. With it, GM created a 4×4 that was both a direct response to the existing spectrum of SUVs and yet also apart from it. The key difference was size: Unlike its would-be rivals, the Blazer was based on the automaker's successful full-size pickup truck. That cost-saving measure allowed it both to come to market quickly and to deliver greater capability than its competition.” The market reaction? “The Chevrolet K5 Blazer was an instant success, and it wasn't long before the vehicle dominated SUV sales.”
Offered here is a second-year Blazer, beautifully restored, respectfully upgraded, and newly re-powered. In bronze (with a removable black cargo-area roof) over brown-and-black partial leather upholstery, it's refreshed, period-correct look makes it a standout Blazer. Showing just over 3,400 miles since its rebirth, the truck is in many ways, a brand-new 1969 vehicle… with options not available back in the day.
Outside, the professionally applied bronze finish is perfectly smooth across all body panels and displays consistent gloss. The look is handsome, classic, and stock. The chrome grille, chrome front and rear bumpers, and chrome body trim (including twin round side mirrors) is all in excellent, pristine condition free of damage or even minor wear indications. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are similarly without flaws. The black fiberglass cargo-area top was renewed and shows no wear or discoloration; it nicely complements the copper body paint. From the blue bowtie hood emblem upfront to the indented “Chevrolet” tailgate identification, and including fender emblems denoting the model and engine and the “Chevrolet” lettering in the grille, the look is stock, and as-new. The sole obvious variation from stock is the truck's lifted look. Fifteen-inch steel wheels are factory style with trim rings; center caps in the rear feature “4X4” identification, while the fronts are adjustable Warn manual locking hubs. LT-sized, Wild Country Radial RVT off-road tires are mounted.
Inside, the Blazer's door trim and the dashboard are metal, painted in the same copper color as the truck's exterior, reflecting its pickup-truck lineage. The refreshment work on the dashboard resulted in a pristine look; instrumentation has been beautifully restored, and an updated audio head unit is fitted in the factory radio location, with air-conditioning vents also perfectly integrated: stock look with updated technology. A later-model, bowtie-branded steering wheel is in place. (The truck's original data tags and build-equipment sticker remain mounted.) Updated seat upholstery on the front buckets and rear folding “armchair” bench is black leather with brown-fabric center inserts, again reflecting the SUV's exterior colors. Black cabin carpeting extends through to the cargo area with the protection of black carpet mats front and back (the fronts with bowtie logos). The rear-seat and cargo area side walls are upholstered in black-and-brown matching the seat upholstery; (rear speakers are incorporated in the trim. The rear tailgate and lift hatch operate flawlessly and exhibit the same high level of finish and condition as seen across the entire truck.
Under the hood, the Chevrolet 350 cubic-inch V8 with added chrome and billet-aluminum trim is center-stage in a perfectly clean and well-detailed engine bay. All componentry—including air conditioning—is properly mounted. “Plumbing” and wiring organization and routing show the level of detail involved in the truck's renewal. Viewed from below, the condition of the truck's chassis is just like that of the engine bay: complete, orderly, and clean.
The condition of this '70 K5 Blazer is shown from every angle—including from underneath—in the more than 180 high-definition photographs available at the GarageKeptMotors site. Of course, we also welcome in-person visits to our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom to see the car up close and appreciate the high quality of the truck throughout. Since our showroom is not open to the public, we ask that you call or email us in advance to arrange an appointment so that we can devote our full attention to you. In the same spirit, feel free to contact us directly with any questions.
Finding an early Blazer that has been upgraded in a way that adds the benefits of current-day technology while retaining the look and character of the original can be a needle-in-the-haystack sort of proposition. Fortunately for us, we found this needle.