This one hurts. Not just to look at, mind you. For other reasons as well. See, around here we pride ourselves on knowing stuff. On having seen the unseeable, searched out the un-searchoutable, and things of that nature. Then something like this happens. Your pal is fellow gearhead and announcer Alan Reinhart and he has no races to call, he finds stuff like this for sale and says, “Hey man, what’s this thing?” We have no good answer for him. Sure we’re nearly 100% certain that it is a 1987 K5 Blazer with a weird ass body on it, four doors, and so little rear leg room that even an infant would be seeing a new place to sit. But nearly 100% sure doesn’t let us sleep at night.
Google knows nothing, fellow truck loving friends know nothing, no one other than the seller knows the true story behind this 1987 Chevy Grunt with its TBI 350, three speed automatic transmission, locking differentials front and aft, and of course heated seats. Those mondo heated seats are like what reduce the rear legroom to Muppet dexterity proportions but when the driver’s fanny is warm who the hell cares what anyone else is doing. Are we right or are we right?
Stylistically? It looks like some vintage Dodge Power Wagon is coming through the nose. The way the front fenders come out and the hood kicks up. The rest of the body is just so unique and different we cannot compare it to anything. The lights being mounted below the body made the process of getting the front end done easier, were sure.
With the winch, lockers, and what look to be 33″ tires, we’re sure this thing is capable. We know it will be capable of drawing looks, because we cannot stop ourselves. Help us. Anyone?