Not A Fan Of The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer? This 1972 K5 Might Be Up Your Alley

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.

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  • Alfa Giulia QV

    Yes, you’re right. That’s right up my alley as the new one is just meh. I don’t have any high hopes for the Bronco. I’m expecting it to just be a mall runner.

  • ErnieB
  • Bo Hanan

    I just love the simplicity of it.


    • rodriguez256

      I have faith in Ford to deliver on the Bronco. Never had high hopes for the Blazer so I wasn’t disappointed much.

  • ChrisInIL

    I drove a 1975 K5 in high school (fiberglas fully removable top) with the 350 (only 2 barrels on the carb, though). No four-wheel drive, but it did have a functional roll bar. Good times.

  • In a few years someone will make a restomod versions of K5 Blazer and ask six digits for it.

    • rodriguez256

      Have you seen the price in an Icon made Bronco? That’s a crazy price. But man if I was rich I’d buy it lol

      • Yep, Icon Bronco, Tons of company did Defender, 6 digit Range Rover, it is quite crazy indeed.

  • Bash

    I’d love to have this in my driveway.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus


  • Six Thousand Times

    Yes, more up my alley.

  • Six Thousand Times

    I get that. Just not where the market is.

  • TheHake

    Now THAT”s what I’m talking about!

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