The upcoming Barrett Jackson Scottsdale auction already looks like it will be a sale to remember, but the lineup just keeps getting better and better. Joining the auction will also be this incredible 1971 Chevrolet K5 Blazer that’s been fully restored, upgraded and is powered by a supercharged LT4 V8. It’s one cool restomod SUV that will surely sell for a hearty figure, and here are all the details.
As mentioned, there’s a LT4 supercharged V8 under the hood of this K5 Blazer, good for 650 hp and 650 lbs ft of torque. The engine has also been upgraded with an Ultimate stainless headers, Performance Rod and Custom radiator, and features a TIG welded exhaust. That power is sent through a 4L80 four speed automatic and ATLAS transfer case to the 4×4 system. The front end uses a Detroit Truetrac locker, while the rear has a ARB locker.
While a classic 1971 K5 Chevy Blazer doesn’t really need 650 hp, we are very happy this restomod has it. It should also be pretty handy off-road. It has an Off Road Design leaf springs and a 3-inch lift, giving the impressive stance you see here. The Detroit Steel wheels look great, and are wrapped in 295x70x18 Goodyear MTR Kevlar knobbly tires.
The K5 Blazer’s interior has also been fully restored. We are big fans of the houndstooth black and white seats, giving a cool retro look. Most of the interior panels are wrapped in black leather, boosting the premium feel inside. It also has air conditioning to make a hot day more comfortable. Barrett Jackson didn’t provide any pictures of the top, but they say it’s a double walled white top.
The blacked out K5 Blazer has classic Chevy style with a modern heart, and should provide a great driving experience on or off-road. Bid on it at Barrett Jackson Scottsdale in March, which will also feature the first example of many exciting new enthusiast vehicles, including the first 2021 Ram TRX, 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing, Ford Bronco, Ford Mustang Mach 1, GMC Hummer EV and C8 Corvette Convertible. Told you it’ll be a good one.