Impressively clean and relentlessly stock, this 1969 Chevrolet Blazer K5 4x4 sure is a welcome sight. From all indications it's been thoroughly well cared for throughout its substantial lifetime and, with its rock-solid foundation and strong running condition, is well-positioned for plenty more years of driving enjoyment both on and off the asphalt. This pivotal SUV will also pull into its next owner's garage offering some historical perspective via an assortment of flyers representing the car shows it's participated in over the years.
Chevy ushered in their first class of K5 Blazers the year this '69 came out. They're certainly a sturdy looking bunch, with their broad tracks and brawny forms, and the model's generously sized wheel wells equip them with substantial wheel clearance - something that really comes in handy when conquering rough terrain. Still in thoroughly stock configuration, it's got a well-maintained appearance, looking sharp in its magnetic green paint that sits under a strong clearcoat for a nice shine. Very clean looking bumpers are in place both fore and aft, the side mirrors look fresh and the Blazer emblems on the front fenders, as well as the Chevrolet lettering on its tailgate, look particularly sharp. The glass surrounding the cabin is clear and blemish free and all the window seals are in fine condition. That removable white hard top perched on the cabin is a great feature - its clean condition and contrasting color really grab your attention, while removing it easily converts this vehicle into an open air all-terrain cruiser.
Inside the cabin, the interior still looks solid overall. You can find evidence of wear in the expected places - most notably the driver's seat - but the components are solidly in place and ready for action, with the exception of the original AM radio, which will need a little help to regain its voice. There are plenty of positives as well - the seating still feels nice and firm for good support while on the road, and the rear bench, center console and all arm rests are looking clean, as does the entire dash area up front, with its collection of factory gauges functioning properly behind clear lenses. The carpet clings to the floor nicely and there's plenty of real estate separating the two rows of seating, so your backseat passengers will ride in comfort. Owing to this Blazer's substantial cabin size, there's quite a bit of storage space on hand behind the rear bench seat.
The period correct 307 cubic inch V8 under the hood is likely the original engine and still wears its original intake and exhaust manifolds and 2-barrel carb. It's running strong and smooth as it pairs with a 3 speed manual transmission that's navigated by a “3 on a tree” shifter inside the cabin. The engine sits in a clean and tidy compartment, surrounded by fresh hoses. Despite its considerable tenure of service, this Blazer's 4-wheel drive feature is in good working order and is easily activated by the lever mounted on the transmission tunnel whenever the call of the terrain beyond the asphalt might beckon. With power steering and power brakes on board, this classic Chevy also has the road manners suited for everyday driving - its ride is surprisingly quiet and it tracks straight ahead on its set of 15x5.5 steel wheels wrapped with BF Goodrich Rugged All-Terrain tires.
This 1969 Chevrolet Blazer K5 4x4 offers a great blend of vintage appeal and solid running condition, as well as the versatility of open-air motoring. Call today!