GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this absolutely immaculate 1971 Chevy K5 Blazer! This stunning vehicle comes in a bright red paint job complemented by an exceptional black interior. Powering the K5 is a 350 cubic inch Phoenix crate motor mated to a built TH350 automatic transmission. Out of the box this stout 350 produced over 400 horsepower! A full, frame off restoration was completed professionally withing the past few years. Some upgrades added during the restoration include new seats, custom role cage, Detroit lockers, True Track front end, 4 wheel power disc brakes and much much more. This vehicle comes to us out of a private collection. As such it has always been properly maintained and stored. Its very clear no expense was spared on this vehicle. So, if you're in the market for a top tier truck, you will be hard pressed to find a better example anywhere! Please contact us today for more information.
The Blazer was designed and marketed to compete with International Harvester Scout and the Ford Bronco. Both of these were originally aimed at the short Jeep CJ series, which were much smaller than other trucks. The innovation of the Blazer was to simply offer a shortened pickup truck, which both increased interior space, and lowered the cost of production with a shared platform. The Blazer quickly became popular. For the first time, it married the off-road capabilities of the Scout with the "luxury" features like air conditioning and automatic transmissions routinely available on pickup trucks. By 1970, the Blazer was already outselling both of its older rivals. Ford, Dodge, and even Jeep would counter with similar shortened pickups, with the Dodge Ramcharger and Jeep Cherokee. It also came as a convertible.
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