1969 saw Chevrolet, now a common household name, introduce the Blazer K5. After a slow reception by the general public, it started outselling its rivals by the second year of production. The Chevrolet Blazer’s success was its unique combination of luxury and utility, which was highly unorthodox for a vehicle of its sort at the time, that was purely seen as just for utility and did not offer much luxury and comfort. The Blazer’s shake-up of this formula and myriad of comfort options appealed to the younger crowd as well as veterans who drove other trucks. This is a 1972 Chevrolet Blazer K5 that has been highly but tastefully customized. It hails from sunny Florida and has just 300 miles since its makeover.
The Chevrolet Blazer K5, also known as the GMC Jimmy, was a truck that needed no introduction by 1972. This 1972 Chevrolet Blazer K5 is dressed in an elegant silver patina. Its shoes are a set of XD Wheels in flashy chrome with stopping power courtesy of front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. The vehicle has been upgraded with all-around LED lights. A white hard top is also available with the vehicle and requires some restoration work. The interior features a custom red color scheme, including the front seats, rear bench, dashboard, center console, and door interior panels. A three-spoke wood and chrome-adorned steering wheel takes pride of place with a new steering column and a set of chrome-ringed Dakota Digital gauges. Entertainment is provided courtesy a modern Kenwood FM/CD/Bluetooth stereo sending its output to a custom 8-speaker sound system.
The first generation of the Chevrolet Blazer K5 was offered with four engine types with the high performance 350 cu being the most powerful option. Three transmission choices were offered. This 1972 Chevrolet Blazer K5 packs the 350ci (5.7L) V8 mated to a three-speed TH-350 automatic transmission, along with a joint connection that’s been upgraded by Borgensen with a NP205 transfer case for part-time gear-driven four-wheel-drive. Engine upgrades include Edelbrock valve covers, Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and MSD ignition. Power steering has been added too, as has an aluminized dual exhaust system.