As is tradition, the recent 2022 Barrett-Jackson auto auction in Las Vegas was festooned with high-end collectible vehicles, including a good number of impressive GM models. That includes the custom topless 1972 Chevy Blazer you see here, which sold for an eye-widening $198,000.
Nicknamed the “Copper Blazer,” this bespoke SUV is a complete one-off creation, with a long list of wild upgrades and unique touches. This Chevy Blazer was also featured at the Mothers booth at the 2021 SEMA Show, and it nabbed the Builder’s Choice award at The Classic at Pismo Beach 2021 as well.
Outside, the topless Chevy Blazer runs tucked and shaved bumpers, plus billet aluminum door handles and taillight bezels. The rear bumper electronically lowers to access the gas filler cap. In the corners we see Translucent Copper Forgeline wheels, sized 20 inches by 10 inches in front, and 21 inches by 13.5 inches in the rear.
The cabin space was fully decked out by DJ Designs Interiors, and includes a custom dash, custom Dakota Digital gauges, and leather with suede upholstery, plus the requisite stereo upgrade. Amenities include new cupholders, air conditioning, power windows, USB outlets, and an LED display.
Making the go is the 6.2L V8 LS3 crate engine, which is force-fed by a 2.9L Whipple supercharger. The blower is matched in a copper finish. Further under-hood highlights include Concept One pulleys, RingBrothers billet hinges, Billet Specialties valve covers, and Stainless cooling pipes. Spent gasses exit via a custom 3-inch exhaust system, with the side-exit exhaust surround designed to match the gauge bezels.
Output is directed through the 6L80 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The automatic feeds a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Currie Twin Track differential. The Chevy Blazer cruises on RideTech suspension with AccurAir management and an ENDO tank system, while a Hydraboost power braking system with Baer 14-inch Pro+ brakes haul it down.
Watch this custom Chevy Blazer roll across the block right here: