Vehicles like this K5 Blazer were the prototype of what we’ve come to learn as Sport Utility Vehicles. Basically a Chevy pickup with a fully furnished interior and detachable cap, they were mainly popular with men although a mom or two could be found driving one instead of a station wagon (remember those?). One of the best is up on eBay right now.
Seller claims that it was a $50,000 build by Kustom Koach Kraft out of Texas. Over the past seven years, only 10,000 miles have been driven, but the paint continues to glisten “like glass.” Powered by a 400 small-block and rebuilt with extra attention give to originality “yet much nicer than GM would have produced,” it has all-new glass, seals, all trim, emblems, motor, trans, suspension, a/c, brakes, radiator, cooling system, complete interior, bumpers, all chrome, grill, wiring, bulbs, plastics, felts, rubber, steering, tires, battery . . . “everything was new or rebuilt.”
When was the last time you saw one like this? Early Ford Broncos are easy to find, but these formerly popular trucks are still a little under the radar and are difficult to find in this condition. Now with our wussified SUVs with unibody construction, nothing says XY chromosomes like this Blazer.