Jeep invented the personal 4x4, Ford made it popular, and trucks like this 1979 Chevrolet Blazer K5 4X4 Cheyenne perfected the breed. Blending just the right amounts of go-anywhere truck durability with creature comforts and practicality, the Blazer was a mainstay of popular automotive culture for decades, and few are better suited to that legacy than this beautiful 4x4.
The fantastic, top driver-quality Midnight Black paint job replicates the factory color and looks so darn good on the Blazer's squared-off body lines. There's plenty of Chevy pickup truck DNA in there, but who can argue with the result when it looks this good? The proportions are ideal for a big yet personal SUV, and with the removable hardtop, it's fairly easy to transform it into a fun-in-the-sun machine for a day at the beach. The idea of having fun in this truck was clearly the driving force behind the freshening, since it isn't trailer queen perfect, but rather a great blend of restored and original components that ensure you won't think twice about climbing behind the wheel and putting it to use. It fits together quite well, the doors close easily, and there's zero evidence that it has ever been wrecked or abused. The simple chrome grille and front bumper, a few sought-after Cheyenne badges in all the correct places, and a shiny rear bumper add just enough sparkle to make this truck look dressed up anywhere it goes. Whether on the trail or at the car show, this Blazer turns heads.
Twin bucket seats with original bright red seat covers, original red carpets, and original Cheyenne-spec door panels anchor a stylish and functional, all-original interior that proves how impeccably well-cared for this SUV has always been. Today, we might find the inside of the Blazer absurdly spacious, but that's the great thing about old vehicles like this, particularly when they're also practical and functional. The rear vinyl bench is original, too, and it makes this a comfortable 5-passenger vehicle that'll truly go almost anywhere. By 1979, the Blazer was getting more luxurious, and it feels great to settle behind the big 2-spoke wheel for a long cruise or a crawl down your favorite trail. The original Delco AM/FM radio is still in the dash and it includes options like factory A/C, a tilt steering column, and power steering and power front disc brakes. Open the tailgate and even with the back seat in place there's still plenty of cargo space for just about anything you'll need and the rear seat is easily removed for the same sized bed as a short-bed pickup.
The 350 cubic inch V8 is beautifully detailed and is the perfect companion if you're going somewhere remote. It's quite stock, which is great for reliability, and it might just be too clean to spend any time playing in the dirt. They resisted the urge to add a few chrome dress-up parts, and it's somewhat unusual to find a Blazer that looks this tidy under the hood. It runs superbly, starting easily and idling with a muscular rumble from the upgraded dual exhaust system. It's backed by a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission that was fully rebuilt in 2016, plus a 2-speed transfer case that feeds power to the axles at both ends. Even at the stock ride height, it'll climb over big obstacles and strong shocks and recent leaf springs keep it from being too rough a ride. Factory Rally wheels are in great shape and carry 31x10.50-15 BFGoodrich white-letter radials that complete the go-anywhere look.
Big Blazers are big fun, and with this Southern truck that's ready to hit the trails, you can combine work and play without changing a thing. This one is as clean as they come, is unmolested, and has the most desirable color combo. And with only 62,198 believe actual miles on the clock, it's probably the best preserved Blazer you'll ever see. Bottom line: It won't last long. Call today!