What has endless vintage curb appeal along with abundant wheel clearance that allows it to conquer off-road obstacles in a single bound? That would be this 1974 Chevrolet Blazer K5 4x4. It's also propelled by a potent big block engine beneath its hood and, after benefitting from a thorough, frame off restoration, is ready to provide plenty more miles of future driving excitement, both on and off the asphalt.
Aesthetically speaking, as well as in all other respects, this vintage SUV is clicking on all cylinders. The imposing 6” lift it sports will capture your attention while it's still far off in the distance and as it draws closer you'll see that it not only adds a captivating, aggressive appearance but also provides all the wheel clearance necessary for a mountain goat like ability to navigate rough terrain. Despite the temptation this Chevy carries to engage in spirit off-roading, the fresh white exterior on display here is looking sharp - new doors, fenders and quarter panels have been added and all of them blend well with their surrounding sheet metal. The blemish free paint adds even more vitality to the mix, and fender flares in both front and back give the wheel wells a nice, finished look. The Blazers of this era boasted a removable hard shell top for exhilarating open-air fun - a feature that would give way to a half-cab design not long after this '74 rolled out - and the representative included here is in great shape.
The interior is fresh as can be and shows all the hallmarks of a recent installation. The front buckets and rear bench seat have been revitalized to optimum comfort and are dressed in nicely fitted vinyl covers, while just below the light brown vinyl protectant lining the floor has a Rhino-like texture. Clearly this is an interior that has been treated with a lot of care and has also likely seen little use. The dash area has been restored to top form, with a newly applied woodgrain accent surrounding its collection of clear and functional factory gauges and a showroom condition dash pad running across the top. A sturdy steel roll cage spans most of the cabin, offering a welcome measure of safety during spirited off-roading. Lower the liftgate and you'll find that same sturdy vinyl protectant covering the floor of the rear storage area to keep it free from any excessive scuffing from shifting cargo.
Ample power for both on and off the asphalt comes via the 400 cubic inch V8 eagerly waiting to spring into action under the hood. This engine is built for action, armed with an Edelbrock intake manifold and Holley 4-barrel carb, as well as a mild performance cam to add just a bit of extra muscle without sacrificing overall drivability. The powerplant resides in a clean, well -organized compartment, surrounded by a freshly painted firewall and inner fenders and sends a rich, deep exhaust note into the long tube headers leading out to its dual exhaust. When the urge to navigate rough terrain calls, 4-wheel drive surefootedness sits within easy reach on the transmission tunnel via a signature 2 stick transfer case and the feature is in good working order. Power steering makes this substantial ride easy to navigate, while power brakes that position discs up front bring the set of 15” steel wheels wearing beefy 35” Mickey Thomposon Baja ATZ tires to dependable, low effort stops.
It's not often that you'll come across a vintage SUV that's anywhere near as well-equipped and thoroughly restored as this 1974 Chevrolet Blazer K5 4x4, so this is a very rare opportunity. Call today!