A no-details-spared, custom-built 1972 Chevy Blazer crossed the Barrett Jackson Scottsdale 2024 auction block. When the bidding was complete and the gavel fell, this one-of-a-kind K5 had sold for a mind-blowing $258,500.
The 1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer stands as an iconic piece of American automotive history, embodying the perfect blend of rugged capability and classic style that makes it a sought-after collector’s item. As the last year of the first-generation Blazers, the 1972 model holds a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts. It marked the peak of an era before stricter emissions and safety regulations changed the automotive landscape. The combination of its removable top, which offered an open-air driving experience, and its solid underpinnings based on the reliable Chevrolet C/K truck platform, made it a versatile and attractive option for both off-road adventures and everyday use. Its popularity is not only a nod to its past utility but also to its enduring appeal as a symbol of freedom and American automotive ingenuity.
This particular 1972 Chevrolet Blazer, auctioned at Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Scottsdale event, is a testament to the model’s lasting legacy, elevated by a meticulous custom-built restoration that blends classic aesthetics with modern performance. The comprehensive nut-and-bolt restoration began with acid-dipping the body and frame to ensure a pristine base, which was then coated in an eye-catching Sikkens Silver Blue and white paint, and a durable black powder coat for the frame, respectively. It’s powered by a formidable new GM Performance LS3 engine, delivering 525 horsepower, paired with a 6-speed 6L80 automatic transmission, seamlessly integrated with an NP205 transfer case. The advanced suspension system, featuring Offroad Design leaf springs and a 4-inch lift, complements the rebuilt 8-lug axles and 4.10 rear ratio, ensuring that this Blazer is as capable on the trail as it is striking on the road.
The attention to detail extends beyond its robust mechanical specifications to its luxurious and custom interior and exterior finishes. Riding on KMC Machete wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich KM3 tires, this Blazer also boasts a state-of-the-art Vintage Air system, custom TIG-welded exhaust, and a host of other high-end components like Ultimate stainless-steel headers and a Performance Rod and Custom aluminum radiator. The interior is a masterpiece of craftsmanship, featuring custom leather blue and white plaid upholstery by the award-winning Jon Lind, set against a backdrop of leather-wrapped dash, console, and door panels. With a fully restored white top completing its stunning appearance, this 1972 Blazer is a remarkable blend of classic charm and modern engineering, making it a standout piece at the auction and a prized addition to any collection.
See the auction listing here: https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1972-CHEVROLET-K5-BLAZER-CUSTOM-SUV-272529
Exterior Color BLUE
Interior Color WHITE AND BLUE
Engine Size 6.2-LITER
Transmission 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Lot #1597 – This 1972 Chevrolet Blazer was custom-built with a completed nut-and-bolt restoration. The body was acid-dipped and then finished in Sikkens Silver Blue and white paint. The frame was acid-dipped and then powder-coated black. It is powered by a new GM Performance LS3 525hp mated to a 6L80 6-speed automatic transmission with an advanced adaptor to support the NP205 transfer case. The suspension features Offroad Design leaf springs and a 4-inch lift. It has completely rebuilt front and rear 8-lug axles with a 4.10 rear ratio. It rides on KMC Machete machined wheels with BFGoodrich KM3 tires. Some other highlights include a Vintage Air system, a custom TIG-welded exhaust system, a Rick’s stainless-steel fuel tank, stainless-steel brake lines, Ultimate stainless-steel headers, a Performance Rod and Custom aluminum radiator, a Billet Specialties front drive, custom-made Wegner Racing billet valve covers, a CPP hydro-boost brake booster, custom-made air intake, custom AutoSound stereo and Classic Instruments gauges. It has custom leather blue and white plaid done by award-winning Jon Lind in Oyster leather. The dash, console and door panels are wrapped in leather as well to complete the look. It also comes wit