It’s not every day that we come across a Chevy Blazer Chalet Camper, but today is our lucky day. This particular 1977 example was recently up for sale through Masterpiece Vintage Cars in Indiana. For $29,000, the unique SUV was just purchased in time for the summer. The price was right, especially when factoring in the fact that GM only built 1,800 units during its two-year production run. In that regard, its no wonder it sold so fast.
The Blazer Chalet Camper combines the ruggedness of a 4-wheel drive Blazer with the benefits of a complete camper unit. Upon its inception, the Chalet was advertised as being a Chevy Blazer one could live in. This example below is completely stock and un-restored with (what is believed to be) 52,401 original miles on the odometer. The brown and tan metallic exterior matches the brown and tan cabin.
Its heart and soul is a 400 cubic-inch four-barrel GM V8 paired with a Hydra-matic gearbox. Power steering and power brakes are present and accounted for. The interior is also chock-full of goodies, including factory cold air conditioning, a tilt steering wheel, factory plaid seats, a pop-off roof kitchen with refrigerator, a dinette table, and a cooktop. Although fairly small for a camper, it can seat up to four passengers. The roof also pops off to provide over six feet of headroom for added comfort.
For a vehicle that is over 40 years old, this 1977 Blazer Chalet seems to be in great shape. It does contain a few interior blemishes, but it’s nothing that the new owner can’t fix, should they choose to do so. Other than that, it’s a remarkably clean unit inside and out, and we send our best out to the new owner.
Speaking of which, the new owner has plenty of time left in the season to enjoy the Chevy Blazer Camper. And whether one’s a fan of vintage cars/campers or the adventurous type who likes to get away on a whim, there’s no denying that this Blazer Camper is a really cool buy. While it may not have the latest gizmos and gadgets, it’s likely to turn some heads and spark conversations everywhere it goes.