While the new Chevrolet Blazer delivers exactly what many crossover buyers are looking for, such as sporty styling and an abundance of technology, it doesn’t have the same charm of the first-generation Blazer. The old-school SUV’s simple boxy shape, circular headlights, retracting/removable roof and off-road capability make it one of the most beloved Chevrolet vehicles to ever roll off a General Motors assembly line and contribute to its high present-day valuation.
This 1972 Chevrolet Blazer, which is currently for sale at Plymouth, Michigan-based classic car dealership Vanguard Motor Sales, is a great example of why enthusiasts have so much love for the first-generation Blazer. With glossy orange paint, eye-popping shiny chrome trim and bumpers, a black convertible soft top and hairy-chested 327 cubic-inch Small Block V8, it’s hard not to feel moved by this classic Chevy off-roader.
The listing for this vehicle does not indicate if it underwent a restoration, but we’re going to take an educated guess and say that it has been. The frame and floors are entirely rust free and look clean enough to eat off of, to use an age-old adage, and the engine bay is in similarly impressive nick. The interior upholstery is also in perfect condition and is joined by a fresh orange-painted dash, chrome gauge bezels and trim and a modern-day audio deck. Two large aftermarket subwoofers also sit behind the rear bench seat.
Not surprisingly, a near-perfect 1972 Chevrolet Blazer such as this doesn’t come cheap. Vanguard Motor Sales is hoping to get $59,900 in exchange for it, which is high for even the most impressive of Blazer examples. It only has 64,952 original miles on the odometer, however, so there’s still plenty of life left in this classic cruiser.
Check out the listing at this link for some additional information and photos.