The Chevrolet K5 Blazer has developed a huge cult following over the years and is thus worth a surprising amount of money, but we were truly shocked to see just how much money this custom version built by Wisconsin-based shop Ringbrothers fetched in a recent online auction.
The 1972 Ringbrothers K5 Blazer was listed for sale via online classic car auctions site Bring-A-Trailer this week and attracted a jaw-dropping $300,000 in bids before the virtual gavel fell on Friday afternoon. While that’s a truly staggering amount of money for a K5 Blazer, this is no ordinary example of the iconic off-roader.
Anyone familiar with Ringbrothers won’t be surprised to hear this K5 Blazer has had a ton of money poured into it. For starters, Ringbrothers lifted the body off the frame and acid dipped it before finishing it in a deep, rich coat of BASF Glasurit Waterborne Black paint. It then turned its attention to the chassis, reinforcing it for additional rigidity and overhauling the suspension with Bilstein shocks and Ringbrothers front and rear sway bars. The shop also tacked on locking front axle hubs, Classic Performance front discs and rear drums and Circle Racing 17-inch alloy wheels with BF Goodrich TA K02 tires.
Also adding to this special K5 Blazer’s exterior appearance is a Ringbrothers carbon fiber hood, re-chromed brightwork and a custom rear roll bar. Additionally, the interior was fully overhauled with reupholstered blue vinyl seats, debossed trim, an Alpine head unit, machined aluminum door handles, Vintage Air climate control and a blue four-spoke Chevrolet steering wheel.
Under the hood is a new 350 cubic-inch V8 from Chevrolet Performance, which has been topped off with a Holley Dominator EFI system and sends power to all four wheels via a Bowler Performance 4L80E four-speed automatic transmission. The factory rear differential has also been rebuilt with Yukon 3.42:1 gears.
Check out the auction page at this link for some more photos and information on this wildly expensive K5 Blazer.