1970 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer 4x4

1970 Chevrolet K-8 Blazer K-5 Blazer 4x4 for sale in Fenton, Missouri, United States

Item location: Fenton, Missouri, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: K-8 Blazer
SubModel: K-5 Blazer 4x4
Type: SUV
Trim: K-5 Blazer 4x4
Doors: 2 Doors
Year: 1970
Mileage: 88027
VIN: KE180S136126
Color: Orange
Engine size: 350 CID V-8
Number of cylinders: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: 4X4
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Chevrolet K-8 Blazer 1970

1970 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer 4x4• One owner Blazer since new! Title name still matches original invoice! • Sold new at Bob Brown Chevrolet in Des Moines, Iowa on 12/26/69• Second model year, produced right here at the St. Louis plant• Numbers matching 350 CID V-8 engine • Turbo-Hydramatic 350 three-speed automatic transmission, New Process 205 two-speed transfer case and 3.73 gearing• Power steering and power brakes• Hugger Orange (code 524) exterior with white trim• Black vinyl upholstery and interior• Original engine and transmission; neither has ever been opened• Upgraded carburetor but original carburetor is included• Original spare tire still on original wheel• Original hardtop that has never been removed from the truck• Documentation includes original dealer invoice, original owner’s manual with Protect-O-Plate and factory floor inspector punch card • 104-inch wheelbase and a 4,600 to 5,000-pound GVWRIn a market full of small off-roaders that were mainly used on-road in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, Chevrolet decided to super-size things with its new-for-1970 Chevrolet Blazer. In todays classic car market the vintage 4x4’s from the 1960’s and 1970’s are the hottest units on the market!This particular 1970 Chevy K5 Blazer is really special as its a true survivor Blazer that we acquired from the original owner! The truck overall is mostly original with only one respray of the correct Hugger Orange exterior and is included with the original Bob Brown Chevrolet invoice, the original manual with original Protect-O-Plate and the original factory inspection line card! Made in GM’s Saint Louis, Missouri assembly plant (VIN code S), this Blazer left the factory with the following options – rear bench seat; power brakes, automatic transmission; heavy-duty battery; ammeter, oil and temp gauges; locking front hubs; 350 V-8; power steering, wheel covers, pushbutton radio and white auxiliary top plus black vinyl trim.It was shipped to Bob Brown Chevrolet, Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa and was paid for on December 24, 1969 and delivered on December 26, 1969. The truck spent its entire life in the Boone, Iowa area until we purchased it from the original owner this year. Dressed in factory correct Hugger Orange (code 524) this Blazer’s paint and trim are in overall excellent shape. It offers straight and solid bodywork and its white bumpers and bolt-on top complement the paint very well. The engine bay is very tidy and the battery looks great. The cargo area contains a full-sized spare tire which is still original to the truck and there are four mudflaps. This Blazer rides on Trailrider Radials, size 31x10.50R15LT at all corners. Each tire is mounted on a Grant vented alloy wheels. The wheels and tires are all in very good order. The Blazer rides on a 104-inch wheelbase and has a GVWR of between 4,600 and 5,000 pounds.Under the hood is the original 350 CID V-8 (VIN code E) engine linked to a Turbo-Hydramatic 350 three-speed automatic transmission, a New Process 205 two-speed transfer case and 3.73:1 rear end. The engine and transmission have reportedly never been opened by the original owner. Driver convenience features include power steering and power brakes and the original radio still works! The original K5 was a short wheelbase truck. It was available in 1969 model year as four-wheel drive only; for 1970, a two-wheel drive model was offered. There were four choices for power plants: the 250 straight-six, the 292 straight-six, the 307 V-8, and the 350 V-8. The Blazer was designed and marketed to compete with International Harvester Scout and the Ford Bronco. Both of these were originally aimed at the short Jeep CJ series, which were much smaller than other trucks. The innovation of the Blazer was to simply offer a shortened pickup truck, which both increased interior space, and lowered the cost of production with a shared platform. The Blazer quickly became popular. For the first time, it married the off-road capabilities of the Scout with the “luxury” features like air conditioning and automatic transmissions routinely available on pickup trucks. By 1970, the Blazer was already outselling both of its older rivals. Ford, Dodge, and even Jeep would counter with similar shortened pickups, with the Dodge Ramcharger and Jeep Cherokee. The two-wheel drive version came with independent front suspension and rear trailing arms, both with coil springs. The four-wheel drive version had a solid front axle and used leaf springs front and rear.There was a choice between a three-speed automatic transmission Turbo Hydramatic (TH350), a three-speed manual transmission, and a four-speed Synchromesh (SM465) manual transmission, often referred to as the “granny gear” due to its 6.55:1 low first gear. Two transfer cases were offered: the Dana 20, available only with the manual transmissions, or the NP-205, available with both types of transmissions. The Blazer had eight inches of ground clearance and an approach angle of 35°. Competition to this Blazer in 1970 included Ford’s Bronco, GMC’s Jimmy, International-Harvester’s Scout and Jeep’s CJ-5 and Wagoneer. Documentation includes original car invoice, original owner’s manual and factory floor inspector punch card. Blazers lived up to their name in a way, as Ford, Dodge and Plymouth all fielded similar vehicles between 1974 and 1978, plus there was in-house competition from GMC’s Jimmy. If you’re after a prime first-generation Blazer, you could hardly do better than this example. Stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to see it for yourself!VIN: KE180S136126This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 88,027 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt Iowa title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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