My attraction to this vehicle is both due to previous history and the fact that is was rust-free. I just don’t see many K5 Blazers that haven’t had some sort of rust issue. Obviously they can be used off-road and most were driven year around. The fact that this truck spent its useful life in Colorado has to be the reason it has not rusted.
When you look beneath the body, you will notice the cab mounts and floor supports are in perfect condition. You will see that the frame and suspension are not covered with a layer of nasty surface rust. In fact, the chalk marks from the factory are still visible on the frame. I am certain that this truck was not driven on salted roads.
This Blazer is nicely equipped. It has the Silverado Package. That means it has most available power options like power windows, locks and rear gate glass. It has Captain’s Chairs and the center console. The rear seat folds. There is Cruise Control, which is not currently working, and Air Conditioning. The A/C has been converted to 134a Freon and blows cold. Of course the glass is all deep tinted from the factory. There is a gauge package and tilt steering column. The Burgundy cloth interior still looks very nice.
The Apple Red has been refinished. I will say that it was not a great job. The paint was applied over the stone chips and imperfections. On the other hand, that displays that the body has not been repaired. The paint looks good from ten feet, but close inspection reveals plenty of flaws.
Additional options include the Below Eyeline Stainless mirrors, sliding side windows and Silverado trim. The tires are still of the factory size, which is 31x10.5R/15. They are mounted on the factory wheels with beauty rings. The tires are in like new condition and were installed just a few years ago. There is a receiver hitch and wire harness for trailer towing. The suspension was beefy from the family. There are Quad Shocks on the front axle.
The engine is the 305. It has the High Altitude Emissions equipment for Colorado. The 700r4 transmission works perfectly. The axle gear ratios are 3.73 to 1. The four wheel drive and automatic locking hubs works fine. The engine starts right up, but is a bit cold-blooded. Once it is warmed up, it performs very well. I decided to drive it one evening and was impressed at the way it ran and handled.
Other than the Cruise Control and the Volt Gauge, all features, gauges and lights work properly. There is a matching spare, jack and wrench. There is a tailgate style spare tire mount that is not installed. The doors lock with the power locking feature as well as the key. The rear glass operates with both the switch and the key.
I have been seeing a strong market for Square Body Chevy trucks and suvs. I feel this is a very solid, well-equipped and good running Blazer that is well below market value. Your inspection is welcomed.
The rust-free body and chassis was the draw that caused me to drive almost 400 miles to purchase this Blazer. I am a K5 fan and former owner. It is rare for me to find one that meets my standards and taste. This is one of them.