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1972 K5 Blazer- Restored west coast 1st gen Chevrolet!

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Blazer
Type: SUV
Year: 1972
Mileage: 2782
VIN: CKE182S144301
Color: Red
Engine: 383 Stroker
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Red & Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States

1972 Chevrolet Blazer Additional Info:

This is a rock solid 1st generation k5 Blazer that has recently finished a frame-on restoration! There are approximately 2,782 miles on the truck since the restoration was completed.

The truck was built in St. Louis, MO and spent most of its life in California. I bought it in March of 2015 and it’s been stored winters since then. Everything on the truck works, right down to the cigarette lighter!

The truck had been recently painted (driver quality) when I purchased it and the motor freshly rebuilt. The 350 was stroked to a 383 and included aluminum heads and a mild cam. The undercarriage is super clean- no rust or rot. The truck spent its life around Los Angeles, far enough away from the ocean to avoid salt.


18” Eagle Alloy Wheels

35” Khumo Road Venture tires 35X12.50X18LT with about 1” of tread (see photos)

Painted in 2014- Driver quality. There are some scratches and chips that have been touched-up. All glass is in good condition on truck and top. Hatch window on top does have engraving. Hinges on the top work good. Top has been painted and is in fair condition. No cracks in fiberglass. Does need new seals.


· Fuel filler neck

· Vent windows and passenger side assembly

· All window cranks taken apart, cleaned and lubricated


· New rear view mirror
· New shift indicator
· New steering wheel & horn button
· New dash bezel knobs
· New lighter assembly
· New heater control, control cables & defrost hoses
· New column shift & turn signal levers & knobs
· New glove box, bumpers, striker and door stop
· New vent glass with seal kit (driver’s side) and vent glass assembly (passenger)
· New division bar w/ felt at both windows
· New door lock knobs
· New window seal kit
· New interior seats- all from late model Chevrolet with internal shoulder belts. Removable rear seats


· New Optima YellowTop battery & cables
· New American Autowire harness and fuse block
· New Classic Instruments instrument cluster
· New fuel tank sending unit
· New MSD distributor
· New high torque mini starter
· New high amp (140) alternator
· New wiper/washer switch
· New high beam floor switch
· New headlight switch
· New neutral safety switch
· Primary and secondary electric fans with new temp switch on intake

Drive Train

383 Stroker motor rebuilt by previous owner. I’ve had it apart and done the following to it:
· Compression tested
· Flushed radiator and replace anti-freeze
· New timing chain set, front cover & gaskets
· New fuel pump & inline filter
· New Holley 670 CFM carb with electric choke
· Edelbrock Airgap RMP intake
· New valve covers, breather and air cleaner
· Spark plugs and high temp plug wires
· New rocker studs & adjusted rockers
· New header gaskets and dual exhaust with Dynaflow mufflers (sweet rumble!)
· New flywheel
· New dipstick & tube
· New oil pan

Turbo 350 transmission with shift kit

· New filter kit
· New trans pan, gasket and bolts
· New 2,500 stall torque converter
· New filler tube

Drive shafts & Axels

· New U-joints
· Front wheel seals
· Front brake rotors & pads
· Adjusted rear drum brakes
· New ball joints & Wheel alignment
· New power steering hose & gear
· New steering gearbox

I have over $15,000 invested + the cost of the truck. All receipts are on file. I had an appraisal done in 2016 (available upon request) and the value was $22,500. This was prior to the restoration being completed and the market for these 1st gen k5’s has increased dramatically. I’ve driven it minimally since the restoration was completed. I don’t get enough time to drive and enjoy it.

If you’re looking for a great daily driver that is road ready, this is your truck. If you want a show truck, you’ll have it with new paint and carpet in the interior.

*Truck is for sale locally and I reserve the right to pull this listing at any time. $500 deposit due within 24 hours of completed sale. Balance due within 7 days.