Two-Owner Survivor: 1974 Chevrolet K5 Blazer

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The seller purchased this 1974 Chevrolet K5 Blazer from its original owner. It is unclear what plans they had for it, but it seems they may not have come to fruition. The supplied information is pretty sketchy, and the listing photos don’t improve the situation. However, they suggest the vehicle is rock-solid and could provide its buyer with plenty of summer fun. The Blazer is listed here on Craigslist in Stockton, California. It could be yours for $21,500 OBO.

The history of this Blazer is unclear, but its panels and trim sport a few bumps and bruises, confirming it has not been a trailer queen. Its Moss Olive Metallic and Weldonia White color combination shines nicely, although there are signs of deterioration. Addressing the few dents and treating the vehicle to a repaint wouldn’t be difficult, but the new owner must decide whether they are up for the challenge or need to hand it to somebody else. There is no evidence of rust, which is probably right if this K5 has spent its life in its current location. Some trim pieces require replacement as part of any cosmetic refresh, but the glass looks okay. The vehicle has tow hitches on either end, which could be practical inclusions to make launching a boat or maneuvering a trailer more effortless.

This is the point where the seller’s listing falls into a heap. They state that the original owner removed the seats years ago, and they had to source and install the correct replacements. They require new covers, but that is all we know about the interior condition. There are no engine photos, but since they indicate it has a V8 under the hood, it should be a 350ci powerplant. The specifications of the small-block are unclear, meaning the driver could have from 145hp to 160hp to send to the road via a three-speed automatic transmission and a dual-range transfer case. The combination should make this an accomplished off-roader capable of taking its occupants deep into the wilderness. The seller states the Blazer runs and drives but doesn’t indicate how well it completes either task. However, the bulletproof nature of the mechanical combination means if it isn’t roadworthy, getting it there should not be complicated or expensive.

The listing for this 1974 K5 Blazer probably stands as a shining example of how not to sell a classic. The lack of interior and engine shots will cause some potential buyers to turn their backs, while others will find the listing text lacking enough information to make an informed choice about its specifications and mechanical health. However, it is not all bad news. If the seller is approachable and confirms this Blazer is rust-free and in reasonable mechanical health, the asking price could be pretty competitive. Tidy examples regularly sell for more than $40,000, although this one requires work to reach that standard. A competent new owner could tackle many of the tasks in a home workshop, making this a classic that could be worth pursuing further.

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  1. Stan

    Wonder if it was used at a marina to move boats around w that dual hitch set up. These are cool fun 4wd vehicles.

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  2. Mr. Blazer

    Feel this one ( both ad and vehicle) are pretty sketchy. On the plus side has a roll bar, aftermarket winch bumper, selector lock out , rally’s and some other stuff. The lack of further info on vehicle leaves me scratching my head on this one.

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