1990 Chevrolet Blazer
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1990 Chevrolet Blazer
- 5.7L V8
- Automatic Transmission
- 194k Miles Shown
- Green Over Tan Interior
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“With the K5 Blazer, GM created a 4×4 that joined, but also changed, the SUV segment itself.” –Motor Trend, December 2020
Highlighting the Blazer's historic launch as “full-sized,” a slap at the then-smaller Ford Bronco, Chevrolet's a period promotional brochure put it this way: “The Full-Size Blazer has quite a heritage—one which began in 1969 when Blazer emerged as America's original full-size sport utility vehicle. Many model years later, it is still the ideal vehicle for the adventurer who really wants to go off into the horizon.”
Offered here is a lifted and refreshed “Heartbeat of America” '90 Blazer wearing custom jade green/black/tan paint over tan. Currently showing 194,064 miles, or fewer than 6,100 miles per-year on average since new, the truck has a “reconstructed/salvage” title resulting from an insurance company's write-off in 2017. The Carfax history also shows two minor-damage incidents from 2003 and 2017. Any damage has long since been fully and professionally repaired leaving no sign of the damage or the repair.
The custom exterior paint combination is evenly applied and uniformly glossy. The tan fiberglass roof shows only minor blemishes. Metal trim—including the chrome bumpers, grille-surround, custom grille bars, door handles, and mirrors—has been well-maintained and shows minimal patina from age and use. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Factory-applied emblems are in place and properly mounted, including the gold Chevrolet “bowtie” grille, “1500” door emblem, and rear “Chevrolet Blazer Fuel Injected” badge on the unblemished tailgate brushed-metal trim piece. Cabin glass (including sliding tinted side-glass on the fiberglass top) and all lighting lenses are clear and free of damage. Steel wheels with chrome trim rings and “4x4” center emblems are mounted with Cooper® Discoverer STT Pro all-terrain, raised-white-letter tires. A lift kit is installed.
Inside, the tan, soft-fabric upholstery has been maintained in good condition (with some discoloration on the rear bench seat). There are no signs of abuse and only very light, normal wear on the driver's seat; there are no rips or tears. The matching premium door trim (featuring power-window controls) has likewise been well-maintained, one reliable indication of prior-owner care. The tan cabin carpeting (with protective rubber mats) in the cabin and cargo area shows little wear; the front-cabin headliner is undamaged. The dashboard, framed by the matte-black Grant® GT steering wheel, includes the standard array of instruments and analog engine-monitoring gauges set in a brushed-metal surround. The brushed-metal trim continues across the dash to the passenger side where a “Silverado” emblem is mounted in the factory-correct position. The automatic-transmission shifter is positioned on the steering column while the four-wheel-drive transfer-case control lever is floor-mounted. Factory air-conditioning and heating controls are slide-lever-operated, and the factory AM-FM-cassette unit remains installed. A lockable storage compartment with cupholders is located between the front seats. (Please view the close-up photography in the gallery to assess the condition of the Blazer's various interior surfaces.)
Under the hood, the factory 5.7-liter V8 fuel-injected engine has been maintained in stock condition with no add-on cosmetic bits. The engine compartment is clean (but not detailed) with all components—including air conditioning—and “plumbing” properly installed/routed. Underneath the truck, there is no evidence of abuse or too-aggressive off-road driving; no obvious dents or bent components. The lift kit components are properly installed. (To best evaluate the condition of undercarriage surfaces, please review the gallery photos shot from below.)
While the more than 165 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '90 Chevrolet 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.
As truck aficionados know well, the newest editions of the Blazer are built on an automobile platform, no longer true to the “full-size-truck” lineage. In part, this GM management decision accounts for the dramatic increase in demand for the original Blazers. “Buy the best one you can afford” remains sound advice when searching for these go-anywhere trucks. But don't wait too long. Remember, they're really not making them like this anymore.