These days, it seems like most vehicles are built with aero in mind, with all the lines and curves and shapes conforming to the wind to help boost fuel efficiency. And that makes vehicles like the K5 Chevy Blazer that much cooler, with the blocky, square design simply oozing old-school panache. Throw some air suspension in the corners and drop 700 supercharged horsepower under the hood, and you definitely have our attention.
That’s the formula at play with this particular 1972 Chevy Blazer, as featured in the following 23-minute video from the AutotopiaLA YouTube channel. The current owner has had this particular vehicle in his fleet for about a year, and when he first picked it up, a good amount of the mods were already done.
“The amount of work done to this, I would have to pay someone to do it a lot of money,” the owner says. “A lot of time, a lot of money to get to this point.”
After purchasing the Blazer, the new owner still had a few items to address, including the suspension, which was actually unsafe to drive, resulting in a complete rework of the rear end. Under the skin, there’s a full frame-off restoration, including power coating, plus an AccuAir suspension.
The looks are definitely impressive. Covered in a two-tone paint finish with a black lower body and white top, plus a brown strip along the lower body panels, this Chevy Blazer rides on a custom set of 22-inch wheels, which now show a split-spoke design and silver finish. Wheel width is staggered at 9.5 inches in front and 12 inches in the rear, with tires sized at 265/30 in front and 315/30 in back.
There are several cool touches in the cabin as well, such as window cranks that act as the automatic up / down switches for the power windows, plus a custom red upholstery.
As for the power spec, this Chevy Blazer is now running a supercharged LSA V8 good for about 700 horsepower, translating to about 600 ponies at the wheels. Which is more than enough for a cruiser like this.
“I’ll never use all of its power, but it’s cool that its there,” the owner says. “If I ever want to get on it, I can.”
Check out the full feature video below: