1977 Chevrolet Blazer K5
1977 Chevrolet K5 Blazer
- 400ci V8
- Automatic Transmission
- Brown and White Over Tan Interior
- Super Clean, Rust Free
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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 Blazer was 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 highly optioned, survivor 1977 Chevrolet Blazer SUV in its original-color Mahogany metallic-and-white over tan-orange-and-black-checked cloth (a Cheyenne-option). The truck's odometer reads 102,309 miles, a very low 2,300 miles per-year on average since new. The Blazer's condition is outstanding overall, a testimony to the fastidious care it has received from prior owners across more than four decades.
The condition of the truck's exterior paint is excellent: even, smooth finish with excellent gloss and deep reflectivity. Chrome trim with the ocre yellow inlay was a 1977 only trim where the brown and white colors meet are not chipped or faded. Body panels are free of damage: no dings or dents anywhere including on the white fiberglass-reinforced plastic roof. Even the brushed-metal tailgate trim piece is free of dings. The Blazer's look is entirely original. Chrome bumpers front and rear, and factory-optioned chrome wheel-well trim pieces are free of dents. The front, single-headlight grille is similarly undamaged. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear and free of cracks. All factory badging—including the gold bowtie grille emblem, “K5 Blazer” front-fender badges, “Cheyenne” rear-fender badges, and “Chevrolet” emblem on the tailgate—is in place and very well-maintained. Factory steel wheels with chrome trim rings are mounted with BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A tires.
The truck's interior shows many nice touches and upgrades that were part of the optional Cheyenne trim package, the highest option-level then available. In particular, the tan-orange-and-black plaid upholstery (trimmed in tan vinyl) on all seating surfaces is a rare sight, and in this beautifully kept condition, rarer still. There are no rips or tears in the fabric, and even indications of use are absent. Likewise, the woodgrain-and textured-metal-trimmed door panels are free of wear. Brown carpeting covers the cabin floors continuing throughout the cargo area. Elsewhere, light-tan molded trim pieces—including the front storage box between the seats—is largely free of wear or any indication of careless use. Woodgrain trim extends through the cargo area; the interior surface of the tailgate is painted in the body color and it, too, is undamaged. The black, bowtie-branded steering wheel was another option in the Cheyenne package. The instrument cluster surround also features the woodgrain trim with more wood trim, and a “Cheyenne” emblem facing the passenger. HVAC controls are to the lower-right with the factory push-button AM radio below. The shift lever for the automatic transmission is column-mounted while the four-wheel-drive transfer-case selector is on the floor.
Under the hood, the truck's original 400 cubic-inch Chevrolet V8 is in place in an extremely clean, properly detailed, engine bay. Valve covers still wear original blue paint. All components—including air conditioning—are correctly in place, with hoses and wiring properly routed. Viewed from below, the truck's chassis is complete and undamaged with a newer, full-length, dual-exhaust system, and newer shock absorbers properly installed. Protective plates covering the lower engine and transfer case remain mounted. The chassis is virtually free of rust.
The Blazer's original build and identification tags remain in place. The original owner's manual is included in the sale.
While the more than 135 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '77 Blazer in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
Finding an early Blazer in this highly original, very well-maintained condition can be a needle-in-the-haystack sort of proposition. Fortunately for the next owner, we found this needle for you.