350 CI, 700R4, R134 A/C, BEAUTIFULLY REPAINTED, LIFTED W/35" TIRES, ULTIMATE 4X4
You may have noticed a trend lately, with these big K5 Blazers slipping in and out of our showroom with increasing frequency. These are obviously no longer just old SUVs, they're gaining a lot of support in the collector car community, making this 1988 Chevrolet Blazer 4x4 a very attractive proposition.
It's easy to make a big truck look good with clever two-tone paint, so when the time came to refinish this one last year, it received a factory-style blue-over-silver paint job. The results speak for themselves, and as you can see in the photos, this big rig looks amazing. 1988 was a while ago, but the color combination is timeless and this truck looks at home on today's highways and dirt roads as much as it did twenty-five years ago and will probably continue to do so for decades to come. Fit and finish are to OEM standards, which means it's nice but not so nice you're afraid to get it dirty, and they went the extra mile and made sure the composite rear top was in great shape before spraying it to match. Bright chrome bumpers add the right amount of glitter for an '80s cruiser and details like the grille and sliding side windows are in good condition. With that lift kit, you'll also be pleased to see a pair of tubular steps under each door.
The interior is a nice mix of new stuff and nicely preserved original components. The list of fresh equipment includes seat covers, carpets, and headliner, and they all look great. Gray fabric is all-day comfortable and the bucket seats give you a commanding view of the road. The door panels and dash are original and show a little age, but like the rest of the truck, they've obviously had a good life and aren't dry and cracked from UV exposure. Options include power windows (with fresh motors!) and locks, cold A/C with an R134a refrigerant upgrade, a tilt column, and a lockable center console with cup holders that's as useful as it looks. The original '80s cassette radio was dumped in favor of a more modern AM/FM/CD head unit with powerful 6x9 speakers mounted in the rear storage compartment. There's also a full-sized spare living back there, so you don't clutter up the truck's good looks with an exterior mount.
The engine is a rugged, dependable, and torquey 350 cubic inch V8, still dressed in full factory equipment. Sticking to the OEM components is always a smart idea, especially when reliability matters, and it means that this big rig starts easily, idles well, and runs down the road with a minimum of fuss. Thanks to a quick-shifting 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, 2-speed transfer case, and stock axles, it's actually a decent highway cruiser that would make a great go-anywhere vacation vehicle for the outdoorsman in your life. The lift kit gives it a towering presence and the ability to climb over some seriously broken surfaces, and with those massive 35x12.50-15 Mickey Thompson off-road radials and shiny chrome wheels, it's ready to rock immediately.
It's only going to get harder to find trucks like this in the coming years, so take this one home today and start enjoying the newest segment of our fast-growing hobby. Call now!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 350 V8
- Transmission Type
- Body Or Basic Color
- Body Style
- Pickup Truck
- 158,150 (Actual)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Center Console