1983 Chevy K5 Blazer – The K5 Blazer was the smallest full-size SUV version of the Chevrolet C/K family. Introduced to the Chevrolet line in 1969, the full-size K5 Blazer was replaced in 1994 by the Chevrolet Tahoe. In 1970, GMC introduced its own model of the truck, called the Jimmy, which was discontinued in 1991 and replaced by the GMC Yukon in 1994. Both were based on the short wheelbase trucks and were available with either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The Blazer’s long wheelbase relative (with an integrated rear body, and doors for 2nd row passengers) is known as the Chevrolet Suburban. The “Jimmy” name was chosen to reflect the GM may sound in a similar manner in how Jeep was thought to be a pronunciation of GP in the competing market. The K5 Blazer and Jimmy had “full convertible” removable tops until 1975. In 1976, GM introduced a half-cab design that was less prone to leaks and slightly safer in a roll-over. These half cabs are convertible starting at a few inches behind the driver/passenger doors all the way back to the tailgate.
When you see a classic Chevy that looks this good going down the road, it’s hard to believe it’s 35 years old already! But when a vehicle is loved and maintained properly it can easily outlive the newer (and highly over-priced) SUVs available on the market. Plus, these classic SUVs have style and presence! They stand out in a crowd but not in that “I have a red Ferrari .. look at me” kinda way. A side benefit of the vehicle age is that in almost every state it qualifies as a “classic” which offers large discounts on registration, inspections, and most importantly insurance. When we located this K5, we had to add it to the inventory. The first thing that caught our eyes was the striking white and red color combination along with a super straight body. Unlike many Blazers you see, this Silverado hasn’t been hacked up over the years and still remains highly original. Upon closer inspection we found the engine bay and underside to both be very clean as well. The interior shows very little wear and with exception of an upgraded stereo (much needed!) the inside looks as it did when brand new. The odometer reads just under 36k miles and although the Chevy presents very well, we have no documentation to support these miles. A complete list of features and options includes; 305 V8, Auto, 4×4, A/C, Removable Top, Edelbrock Carb & Chrome Valve Covers, Dual Exhaust w/ Chrome Tips, Power Steering & Brakes, Power Windows & Locks, Power Rear Window, Chrome Bumpers & Mirrors, Center Console Storage, Cruise Control, AM/FM/Bluetooth Stereo, Tilt Steering, Tinted Windows, Tire Tools, Tow Package, 15″Factory Rally Wheels, and Thick 33×12.5 Tires!
This Chevy K5 Blazer has been inspected front to back and we wouldn’t hesitate to drive it any distance upon purchase. Contact us today to become an owner!