Different Direction: 1975 Chevrolet K5 Blazer – SOLD!

by | Oct 2023 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Truckin Tuesday

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November 14, 2023, Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Backdating refers to modifying a car with an earlier version of stock components to make the ride look older than it really is.  Classic cars with long model lives are great candidates.  Two popular candidates for the backdating treatment include the 1975-1980 MGBs (owners replace the ugly black safety bumpers with proper chrome steel units) and air-cooled 911 Porsches.

So, while backdating is a very popular technique, going the other direction is much rarer. Generally, enthusiasts backdate their rides to the simpler lines of pre-Malaise Era bumpers.  The builder and seller of this blue 1975 Chevrolet K5 Blazer for sale, last spotted on Craigslist in Centerville, Utah (Salt Lake City) in October 2023, decided to take a different direction by forward dating his 1975 Blazer with a 1989 front clip.

Chevrolet produced the third-generation “Rounded Line” C/K light truck range from 19734 through 1991 with very few cosmetic changes.  This wide range of production facilitates owners of these vehicles to bolt on the front clip of their choice over a weekend. In the case of this K5, the seller (or maybe a prior owner?) replaced their Blazer’s original 1975 single round headlight front end with a dual square headlight front clip donated from a 1989 Square Body. As far as we’re concerned, it updates this Blazer very nicely.

Last offered for $28,500, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is inline with this guide’s six-month rolling results trend for second-generation K5 Blazers.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can get a sense of what comparable examples sold for recently:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 Very Good” estimate of $26,300 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $39,400.

The year 1975 marked a significant period in automotive history, and one of the standout vehicles of that era was the Chevrolet Blazer. This rugged and versatile SUV embodied the spirit of American utility and adventure, capturing the hearts of enthusiasts and outdoorsy individuals alike.

The 1975 Chevrolet Blazer was a true embodiment of its time, sporting the classic boxy design that was prevalent in the 1970s. It featured a removable hardtop, making it ideal for both open-air off-roading and enclosed city driving. With its distinctive chrome grille and iconic Chevrolet bowtie emblem, the Blazer exuded a sense of rugged sophistication.

Compared to contemporary SUVs, the vehicle’s size made it highly maneuverable, perfect for both urban and off-road adventures. Its wide, square stance and bold, angular lines added to its commanding presence on the road.

Under the hood, the 1975 Chevrolet Blazer offered several engine options, allowing buyers to select the powertrain that best suited their needs. The standard engine was a 250-cubic-inch inline-six, producing a modest yet reliable 100 horsepower. However, those seeking more power could opt for a V8 engine, with the 350-cubic-inch V8 being a popular choice.

In terms of off-road capability, the Blazer excelled. Its robust chassis and four-wheel-drive system provided exceptional traction and stability on a variety of terrains. Whether it was navigating through rugged mountain trails or cruising on sandy beaches, the 1975 Blazer was up to the challenge.

Inside the Blazer’s cabin, comfort and convenience were a priority. The spacious interior could comfortably accommodate up to five passengers, and the front bucket seats provided ample support for long journeys. The dashboard was designed with a user-friendly layout, housing essential gauges, and controls for easy operation.

One of the most iconic features of the 1975 Chevrolet Blazer was its removable hardtop. This convertible-like feature allowed owners to enjoy open-air driving, making it the perfect vehicle for soaking in the sun or gazing at the stars during off-road camping trips.

The 1975 Chevrolet Blazer left an indelible mark on the American automotive landscape. It became an emblem of adventure and freedom, with many using it for camping, hunting, and exploring the great outdoors. The Blazer’s timeless design and reliable performance ensured its longevity in the hearts of enthusiasts and collectors.

In addition to its popularity with outdoor enthusiasts, the Blazer found favor among families, serving as a multi-purpose vehicle for daily commuting, road trips, and family outings. Its versatility and durability made it an enduring choice for countless Americans.

Today, the 1975 Chevrolet Blazer is considered a classic. Enthusiasts and collectors treasure these vintage vehicles for their historical significance and iconic design. Restored models are often seen at car shows and off-road events, proudly displaying their enduring appeal.

The 1975 Chevrolet Blazer was an exceptional vehicle that captured the spirit of adventure and utility. Its classic design, robust performance, and versatility made it a standout choice in the automotive market of its time. Over the years, it has become a beloved classic, appreciated by enthusiasts and collectors alike. The Blazer’s legacy endures, a testament to a time when American automobiles were built for both function and style, and its timeless appeal continues to captivate those with a passion for classic vehicles and rugged adventures.

The Osborn Tramain YouTube Channel provides this 1975 Chevrolet Blazer and light truck commercial:

Based on the seller’s excellent pictures posted, this 1975 Chevrolet K5 Blazer for sale presents itself as a great-looking, forward-dated Square Body Chevy.  The 383 cubic inch V8, 4-inch lift, and digital dashboard all contribute to a nice-looking Blazer with the chops to take it off-road if desired.

If you are serious about buying this K5 Blazer, you can start the conversation by using the contact information provided by the seller in their Craigslist ad.  When you connect, please mention that you saw their vintage Square Body featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1975 Chevy K5 Blazer. The last year of the full convertible. (Only built with a full convertible from 73-75). This one has also been customized with a 1989 front clip.
Excellent condition with a rust-free, nearly perfect body, painted in metallic blue. It has a built 383 engine with a TH350 automatic transmission, 4-inch lift with 33” BFG All-Terrain T/A tires.
The interior has been updated with digital gauges, newer seats, and power windows. The hard top is in excellent condition. Brand new Softoper soft top included.
If you’re serious, please shoot me a text or call me.

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