The Blazer was designed and marketed to compete with International Harvester Scout and the Ford Bronco. Both of these were originally aimed at the short Jeep CJ series, which were much smaller than other trucks. The innovation of the Blazer was to simply offer a shortened pickup truck, which both increased interior space, and lowered the cost of production with a shared platform. The Blazer quickly became popular. For the first time, it married the off-road capabilities of the Scout with the "luxury" features like air conditioning and automatic transmissions routinely available on pickup trucks. By 1970, the Blazer was already outselling both of its older rivals. Ford, Dodge, and even Jeep would counter with similar shortened pickups, with the Dodge Ramcharger and Jeep Cherokee. It also came as a convertible.
1971 Chevrolet K5 Blazer that is silver in color and is in great shape. The paint has a great luster to it and really contrasts the chrome and brightwork. Exterior has had over $18k+ paint and bodywork to make it look as it does today. The factory removable hard top with sliding glass comes with it and helps capture that authentic Blazer look. This Blazer is riding on new all terrain Perless Wide Track Baja tires with aluminum wheels. Full tow hitch to make use of the full capabilities of this Chevrolet.
Under the hood is a 5.3L Fuel Injected Vortec V8 from 2001 Surbaban (58k miles on engine when installed). This truck has only 7,900 miles since restoration. Some other features include: automatic transmission, dual exhaust, four wheel drive, locker hubs, new fuel pump, new steel gas tank, power steering, power brakes, front disc brakes, and Rough Country shocks.
Interior features new red and black leather interior that really looks great against the silver exterior. Some other things that have been added include: full heavy duty roll cage, kill switch, security alarm motion sensors, restored and painted dash, updated white gauges, tilt wheel, Marina-grade amplifier, and new black carpet. This is a truck that runs out and drives as great as it looks. Great running and driving Chevrolet Blazer!
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•••MN residents are responsible for tax, license and title procurement fees. Out of state buyers will only have a $100 Title Procurement fee, no tax or other fees charged.•••