The Chevrolet Blazer has become a cult classic among enthusiasts yearning for classic, rugged SUVs. With the most recent sale of an example at Barrett-Jackson, there’s no denying the market is strong.
This particular 1971 K5 Blazer sold for a whopping $220,000 at auction. With that amount of money, you could purchase a couple of new C7 Corvettes and have money to spare.
But, speaking of Corvettes, a piece of America’s sports car found its way under the hood of the Blazer. A 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine sits beneath the bonnet to produce 430 horsepower. Power is shifted via an automatic transmission joined by the original NP-205 transfer case. The underbody has been completely coated with protectant and additional sound proofing has been added to quiet up the experience only a smidge.
It offers the best of both worlds, really. Corvette power, Blazer capability. How could anyone say no to that?