Right here is one heavy-duty truck. In the showroom now is this durable 1983 Chevrolet Blazer, ready to go at a moment's notice. As Chevrolet's smallest full-size SUV, the Blazer was based on Chevrolet's C/K half-ton truck. Because it was based on the GM C/K platform, the Blazer was an immensely capable off-roader using a gear-driven part-time, dual-range 4x4 transfer case. This particular Blazer is powered by a 5.7L, 350 C.I. V8 paired to a Holley "Sniper" EFI system. Through a column-shifted 3-speed automatic transmission, power gets to the front wheels through a GM 10-bolt front axle (with working transfer case) and to the rear wheels through another GM 10-bolt rear axle. The drive wheels are selected through a shifted gear selector on the floor, allowing both 2WD high/low gears and 4WD high/low gears. This one's exterior is beautiful, with shimmering black paint and a matching black topper. Astute observers will also notice that the color-matched side mirrors are also off of a 1990-1991 model Blazer, as they are power operated! The interior is very nice, with dual cloth bucket seats up front, a center console, and a cloth bench seat in the rear. Options on this Blazer include power steering, power brakes, an updated JVC AM/FM/Bluetooth stereo system, factory gauges, power windows, locks and mirrors, a new fuel tank, newer Rough Country shock absorbers for some more fun off-road, newer HEDMAN headers, and a nice-sounding dual exhaust system. The truck rides on some factory Chevrolet 15" steel wheels with "4x4" center caps on top of Hankook "Dynapro ATM" RWL tires for a capable off-roader look. This '83 Blazer means business, and it has the specs to back it up. All it needs now is a driver to take it out for a spin, and we think you'd look pretty good sitting behind the wheel.
VIN decodes as follows:
1: United States production
G: Chevrolet Motor Division
8: MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle)
E: 6000-7001 GVW range, hydraulic brake system
K: 4-wheel drive
1: 1/2 ton
H: 305 C.I. V8, 4-barrel carburetor
2: Check digit
D: 1983 model year
F: Flint, Michigan GM Assembly Plant, U.S.A.
162760: Sequence number; 62,760th 1983 truck produced at Flint Assembly