Chevrolet Blazer restomod pretends to be seedy and dirty when it really isn’t
A finely restored classic car costs a small fortune and attracts all kinds of attention, including the unwanted kind. The person who ordered this 1978 Chevrolet K5 Blazer restored did much to ensure it looked world-weary and not at all a good ride to steal.
The dirty beige and greyish exterior was once white in places, but the aftermarket shop that carried out the job took care to keep all the scratches, dents and kinks in place. The interior looks partially re-trimmed, but the seedy dash panel stands out.
As rundown as the poor old Blazer looks, you may not believe how well it rides. A 5.7-liter LS1 V8 under the hood enjoys the company of an aluminum intercooler and drives the wheels through an automatic transmission. The electric and electronic components on board are all new, and the suspension makes use of modern sway bars and coilovers. Rack-and-pinion steering makes the restomod easier to handle in urban areas, although off-roading is no longer an option with that kind of clearance.
Michigan-based Garage Kept Motors asks $54,900 for the car.
Editor Andrew Raspopov