Chevrolet unveiled the 2019 Blazer yesterday and the model is a radical departure from its predecessors as it’s a crossover with Camaro-inspired styling details. That’s the complete opposite from this 1972 K5 Blazer which was recently listed on Bring a Trailer.
Looking like it just rolled off the assembly line, this particular model has 65,000 miles (104,607 km) on the odometer and features a Hawaiian Blue exterior with a “late-model” removable hard top. The first-generation K5 also has the Cheyenne equipment package and original 15-inch wheels which are wrapped in newer 33-inch Wild Country Radial XTX tires.
The interior is a blast from the past at it features a two-spoke steering wheel, original gauges and a painted dashboard. The vinyl seats appear to be in relatively good condition and they’re complimented by new carpeting. Other interior highlights include a factory air conditioning system, woodgrain trim and a RetroSound MP3 audio system.
While the 2019 Blazer is offered with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter V6 paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission, this classic model has a tried-and-true combination of a 5.7-liter V8 and a three-speed automatic transmission. It is connected to four-wheel drive system with high and low ranges.
The listing didn’t mention performance specifications but a brochure for the 1972 Blazer (PDF) says the engine produces 175 hp (130 kW / 177 PS) and 290 lb-ft (392 Nm) of torque. For comparison, the new Blazer’s 3.6-liter V6 develops 305 hp (227 kW / 309 PS) and 269 lb-ft (365 Nm) of torque.
While the Blazer still looks pretty good after all these years, everything isn’t entirely perfect. The SUV was repainted over a decade ago and it’ has accumulated some scratches since then. The interior also shows some signs of wear and tear and there’s rust if you look in the right places.
Bidding is currently at $5,000 and auction ends on June 29th.