1987 Chevrolet Blazer
The second-generation Blazer arrived in 1973. The SUV's wheelbase
had grown by 2.5 inches, while its overall length swelled by 7.0
inches. On V-8 models equipped with the automatic transmission,
Chevrolet installed a full-time four-wheel-drive system. Styling
was evolutionary, although the second-generation SUV's squared-off
fender openings and integrated roll-down tailgate window were
relatively radical additions. Although the new Blazer initially was
offered with a completely removable roof, the model sprouted a
fixed steel roof over the front passenger compartment beginning in
1976. A removable roof cap over the rear meant that those seated in
the back were still able to experience the wind in their hair
should the mood strike.
For consignment, a large K5 Blazer with a low mileage replacement
engine, a new lift kit, a Jasper rebuilt transmission, and fresh
brake servicing. Ready to be driven and enjoyed as it is, but in
need of some TLC that can be accomplished without months and months
of downtime. This big Blazer's are hot, and this one is no
exception with knobby tires and the necessary repair parts
included. Read on and prepare to feel the desire to go off roading
blaze into your heart.
A respray of black has been applied to the slab sided steel panels
that have decently gaps throughout. The paint has various chip
offs, fading surface rust in various areas. We also note a few
dents in the hood, but fear not as our consignor will include a
spare straight hood with the purchase. On the sides of this truck
is a shiny trim spear, K5 Blazer badging, and the upscale trimline
Silverado badging. Some stainless surrounding trim highlights the
wheel wells and breaks up all the black nicely. On the back is a
fiberglass shell with slide open side windows and which is
removable but requires 2 for ease of lifting. On either door is a
large chromed side mirror and shiny bumpers are on front and rear
with a few minor waves and dings. Lest we forget the chrome trimmed
eggcrate grille, flanked on either side by stacked dual headlights.
A set of 15-inch wheels with their black paint, dish-like shape,
satin finish trim rings, and large central hub are all wrapped up
with 35" knobby treaded BF Goodrich tires. A swing down tailgate
concludes our tour and is equipped with an electric roll down
window and satin finish trim work.
A swing of the doors and we are greeted with a deep red panel that
has a satin aluminum insert for the door pull. This panel has an
homologation of molded plastic, velour and carpet all spattered
with a dash of chrome to highlight the red surfaces. There is a
storage pouch attached as well. Inside red velour broadcloth
buckets flank a large center console for storage and cup holding. A
sprawling rear bench seat matches the front buckets in material and
style, all the while providing room for 3. In front is the original
dash, also utilizing red and black with more satin aluminum gauge
highlighting, the heater and AM/FM/Cassette stereo, heater slides
and trim bar in front of the passenger. Red carpeting, clean but
with slight fading floods the floors and black steel is above the
buckets. The fiberglass shell is the ceiling for the rear bench
seat passengers, and also seen are red vinyl and carpeted side
panels with a white inside to the shell. A simple black rubber mat
for the back complete with the tailgate opening for extra storage
way back. Unfortunately, under this mat there is significant
invasive to the flooring and rear body crossmember. Our consignor
has new replacement metal for these areas that are included with
Underneath the big hood is now a consignor-stated lower mileage
replacement 350ci V8. Some surface rust is noted in this engine
bay, but all is mechanically sound. Electronic fuel injection feeds
this 350ci V8 and on the back is a Jasper rebuilt replacement 700R4
4-speed automatic with 2.73 axle configuration both front and rear.
There was a recent tune up performed on this V8 to keep things
running like a top.
A mix of black undercoating, patina and surface rust make up the
undercarriage. Invasive rust is noted in the aforementioned areas
as well as some beginning to show through in the inner rockers.
Leaf springs provide the suspension with new shocks and a new 3"
lift kit installed. Power disc brakes are installed upfront, and
power drums for the rear and all were recently serviced.
Slipping into the velour covered seats, we fired this truck up and
were off to the test track. Here we experienced good acceleration,
smooth shifting, and good handling. Braking was excellent and all
functions were working nicely with the exception of the passenger's
power window not moving up or down and the A/C needing a charge to
blow cold again.
A drivable, go anywhere, project truck that has the right look, the
right height and a rebuilt drivetrain. Once you get the minor rust
issues resolved you are ready to step into this K5 Blazer and hit
some trails as well as some shows. Turn the key and go!
E-6001 Thru 7000 GVWR
V-Conventional Cab 4x4
H-5.7 Liter V8 TBI
F-Flint, MI Assy Plant
109196-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.