The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer has really stirred the pot in the past weeks. It’s not an awful looking thing, but it certainly pulls an honored nameplate from the brand’s past and maybe, even if just a little, tarnishes it.
This 1972 Chevy K5 Blazer is what we think of when we hear the name. And it just sold on Bring a Trailer for $40,0000. Finished in Hawaiian Blue and equipped with the Cheyenne Equipment package, it’s a testament to the General Motors SUVs of the 20th century.
And with only 65,000 miles on the odometer, the new owner scored something pretty incredible. 15-inch rally-style wheels sit at all four corners with 33-inch Wild Country Radial XTX tires wrapping them. The Hawaiian Blue exterior was resprayed 10 years ago and looks minty fresh today after spending the majority of its life in northern Michigan.
Inside, things are totally stock save for a RetroSound MP3 stereo. Even the leather seats look to be in pretty good shape.
Although this one got away, surely more Blazers will surface for sale. The market is hot for SUVs right now, but the classic-car market is only now starting to fall in love with vintage SUVs.