1971 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Sells For Over $220K At Barrett-Jackson1
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?
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I still don’t know why it went for so much. It was one of Velocity Channel’s “Auction Insider” vehicles where the audience tried to guess the hammer price. The “global” average came out to around $37,000 (my guess was $42,000), but the hammer was $200,000. Go figure.