1985 Chevrolet Blazer Blazer
With today's focus on "crossovers" and "mini-utes," it's easy to forget what a real man's 4x4 should look like. This 1985 Chevy K5 Blazer, with all its square-jawed ruggedness, massive off-road rolling stock, and a burly V8, remains a first-class ride both on pavement and off. Hard to believe this was the small 4x4 back in the '80s, but if you wanted a truck that could pretty much do it all, the Blazer was your best choice. It's also quite remarkable that this one remains mostly original, including the two-tone paint that still shines up quite nicely after 33 years. Yes, there are a few signs of use and age, and the color combination works well on the big SUV. It's obvious that this truck was never one of those beaters you see all the time, because with sheetmetal this straight someone has been taking care of it for decades. Whatever the story is, this sucker looks amazing in the flesh and carries an air of sophistication that belies its working-class origins. All the bright trim is in good shape, including a grille that looks almost new, nice chrome bumpers, proper Sliverado emblems, and lots of polished stainless steel. You want a nice one, well they don't come much cleaner than this. The handsome tan cloth interior is also in excellent condition, offering what appear to be original seat covers and carpets, which complement some very nice original door panels and a dash pad that hasn't been baked by the sun. The original gauges are in the dash, because this truck hasn't been extensively altered from original spec inside, still sporting the original steering wheel, and a long list of factory options like power windows and locks, a tilt wheel, a center console, and cold A/C make this Blazer as much luxury vehicle as trail-blazer and if you really want to attract attention, try making this your daily driver! An updated AM/FM radio was probably installed in the '90s but it still sounds OK, so no worries there. Full-sized Blazers also give you a massive cargo area that's fully upholstered and offers enough room for all your gear on a weekend getaway. There's still a small block Chevy under the hood, but this one is fortified with a fresh Jasper crate 350 with less than 1000 miles on the clock. It looks quite stock and as many OEM parts as possible were retained, including the serpentine accessory drive, air cleaner, and exhaust manifolds. The A/C system has been converted to R134a refrigerant and there are receipts for the extensive dealer service over the years. There's a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission driving a two-speed transfer case, so it's equally at home on the highway or in the dirt. The suspension is a stock setup that's plenty capable and the only way to fill those wheel wells is with massive Nitto all-terrain tires on 20-inch chrome wheels. Probably way too nice to bash around in the dirt, this Blazer is still ready, willing, and able. Are you up to it? Call today!