It's looking sharp and hitting on all proverbial cylinders. This 1987 Chevrolet Blazer K5 4x4 is about as thoroughly clean an example of its model as any you're likely to find and is running with all the self-assuredness you'd want in a frequent driver. It will also arrive at its next destination with a clean AutoCheck report on board to attest that it's also had the good fortune to have been kept clear of any collisions of note.
The Blazers of this era were so ruggedly appealing that it's no wonder they're still so coveted by today's SUV enthusiasts. The fresh, vibrant condition of this '87, combined with its thoroughly stock appearance, makes it all the more compelling. It shows all the signs of consistent good care and sheltering over its lifetime and has only served a few owners over the past three-plus decades. It still wears what's very likely its original red paint draped over its exterior - the paint still shows a nice, smooth texture from front to back, as well as a strong shine, which is downright impressive. A closer inspection will reveal that the exterior chrome fittings show no marked dings or blemishes, and just a simple polishing here and there will have them back in top form. The model featured a removable hardtop during this time - a definite plus that allowed for the easy transition from a relatively open-air driving experience to more shelter when needed - and the one this Blazer wears is in great shape and seals nicely.
Everything inside the doors retains its stock specifications and looks surprisingly fresh, especially considering that it's likely the collection of original components that are within view. The front buckets are still in full possession of their plush padding and, as you take your position behind the wheel, you'll be reminded just how comfortable the burgundy velour upholstery of this era really is. The array of original, factory gauges still hold their place in the instrument cluster - all of them are in good working order and the factory air conditioning blows as cold as you could possibly want. When the call of more rugged terrain beckons, the lever accessing this Chevy's four wheel drive surefootedness sits within easy reach on the transmission tunnel and engages the feature without issue. While you may find some subtle signs of real world use on the surface of the liftgate as it's lowered to get a better view of the rear storage compartment, it's still properly aligned and shuts tightly and the space inside is in good condition.
If you put a high priority on road-readiness, experiencing this classic SUV becomes an even higher priority. It's truly running great, propelled by a 350 cubic inch V8 that's more than likely its original engine. Fed by dependable throttle body fuel injection, the powerplant pairs with a 4-speed automatic 700r4 to make for a drivetrain that's equally adept at handling everyday driving as it is off-road motoring. Power steering and power brakes that position discs up front provide excellent street manners, regardless of where you find yourself, as this ultra-sharp ride motors on its set of 15” steel wheels wrapped with Uniroyal Laredo AWT tires that are surrounded by plenty of space to provide ample wheel clearance while navigating challenging conditions. The undercarriage is unusually solid and tidy for a vehicle from this era and is well positioned for plenty more action.
Ably representing its era with a rock solid running condition and magnetic appearance, this 1987 Chevrolet Blazer K5 4x4 must be seen to be fully appreciated. Call today!