For Sale: 1979 Chevrolet Blazer in Columbia, Tennessee

Vehicle Description

1979 Chevrolet K5 Blazer, LS conversion, 4x4

This restored 1979 Chevrolet K5 Blazer is powered by a resealed LS 5.3-liter V8 backed by a rebuilt 4L60-E four-speed automatic transmission, NP208 dual-range transfer case, and limited slip rear end. Features include auto-locking four-wheel drive, power steering, power front disc brakes, factory air conditioning with an R-134a conversion, power windows and locks, 33-inch BFGoodrich tires, a four-inch suspension lift, and a removable hard top. Finished in Tangier Orange with a black hard top over a gray vinyl and cloth interior, this Blazer is available now and comes with receipts, uninstalled bumper guards, and a clear Tennessee title.


During the restoration, the exterior was finished in Tangier Orange. Features include chrome bumpers, gray insert grille, a cowl-induction hood with hood pins, dual folding mirrors, a matte black roof with a removable rear section, tinted glass, side steps, and power rear glass. The seller states that the front bumper had fog lights installed previously see damage to front bumper photos. Additionally, there are minor imperfections to the body and surface scratches on the outside of the driver-side window. One of the videos below shows the exterior lighting in operation.


A set of 16-inch Unique D Window wheels is wrapped in older 305/70/R16 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A radial tires. A matching spare is located in the rear cargo compartment.


The front bucket seats and the matching rear seat are upholstered in gray vinyl and cloth. Features include a tilting front passenger seat for rear seat access, folding rear bench seat, a center console, a tilt steering column with an automatic shifter, a floor-mounted transfer case shifter, LED courtesy lighting, air conditioning with an R-134a conversion, a Grant GT steering wheel, and an aftermarket digital AM/FM/CD stereo and speakers. Power features include the steering, brakes, windows, locks, and rear window.


A set of Dakota Digital analog gauges includes a 160-mph speedometer, an 8K-rpm tachometer, and readouts for the fuel level, coolant temperature, voltage, and oil pressure. The digital odometer reads 2,500 miles, reflecting the mileage accrued since the engine and transmission swap. The seller believes there are approximately 90,000 miles on the engine and transmission, but the true mileage on this vehicle is unknown.


Power is provided by a recently tuned, catalytic convertor-compliant LS 5.3-liter V8 and transmitted through a rebuilt 4L60-E four-speed automatic transmission and an NP208 dual-range transfer case. According to the seller, the engine and transmission were sourced from a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado and installed in 2017. Underhood features include newer engine seals and gaskets, Hedman Hedders, a fresh air intake with a cone air filter, a Vortec engine cover, and aluminum valve covers. All the fluids have been changed within the last year. A cold start video of the vehicle can be seen below.


This Blazer was factory-equipped with a part-time four-wheel-drive 10-bolt solid front axle and a 12-bolt limited slip or positraction solid rear drive axle. A four-inch lift has been installed. Braking is provided by power front discs and rear drums. A full-length three-inch dual exhaust system exits at the rear with 3.5-inch chrome tips. The front and rear differential gears have been rebuilt and equipped with new seals and bearings. Additional photos of the undercarriage can be seen in photo gallery.

Second generation Chevrolet K5 Blazers are desirable, collectible classic vehicles. Nice Blazers are some of the hottest vehicles on the market. This K5 has the reliability and fuel efficiency of a late model drivetrain with the classic truck look. Recent coolant flush, oil change and transfer case fluid change, differential gear oil change, and a new belt.                         

Please see videos for more information: Cold Start video:   Lights, blinkers, windows video:    

Buyer is responsible for vehicle shipment or pickup. Seller can help arrange shipping and assist with loading. Will not ship vehicle or sign over title until payment clears, wire transfer is preferred or cash. 


  • 5.3 LS motor (2003 Chevy Silverado donor 90k mileage)
  • Rebuilt 4L60E transmission
  • Approximately 90k miles
  • Rebuilt front & rear differential gears, seals, bearings
  • 12 bolt limited slip rear end /10 bolt front end
  • Dual-range transfer case (NP208)
  • Perfectly tuned
  • MSD plug wires
  • Hedman headers
  • 3” dual exhaust
  • 3.5” chrome exhaust tips exiting behind rear wheels
  • Catalytic converter compliant
  • Dakota Digital electronic gauges
  • Interior refurbished & very clean
  • Heavy-duty power windows harness
  • Power rear glass window
  • Power locks
  • Tinted windows
  • Door edge trim guards
  • Aftermarket sound system
  • Interior LED courtesy lights
  • Front bucket seats (passenger side tilts for back seat access)
  • Folding rear seat
  • Center console
  • Air conditioning
  • Custom dash
  • Sport GT steering wheel with dash mounted horn button
  • Tilt steering column
  • Power assisted brakes, disc/drum
  • Power steering
  • Dual cowl hood
  • Aluminum hood pins
  • Locking fuel cap
  • Removable black hardtop
  • Factory receiver hitch
  • Driver and passenger side steps
  • Approximately a 3” lift
  • Unique D Window steel wheels
  • BF Goodrich All-Terrain 305/70R/16 (33” diameter x 12” tread width)
  • Full size spare (same wheel and tire)


  • Minor imperfections like small scratches/chips, nothing unexpected and difficult to see
  • Light surface scratches on driver side outside window
  • The controller knob that turns on/off the in-cab fan blower is backwards, low position is fan on high and high position is fan on low
  • Tires DOT date is older even though they are in very good condition
  • Front bumper looks to have had fog lamps installed at some point see photo showing damage
  • Front bumper guards come with vehicle (removed, looks better IMO)

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Chevrolet Blazer
  • Listing ID: CC-1667351
  • Price: $34,000 (OBO)
  • Location:Columbia, Tennessee
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Blazer
  • Exterior Color:Orange
  • Interior Color:Black and gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:2500
  • VIN:CKR189Z138343
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Engine Condition:Running
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