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Pick of the Day: 1973 GMC Jimmy K5 Blazer is ‘dry desert survivor’

But it’s a survivor with a replacement engine and reconditioned interior


The Pick of the Day is a 1973 GMC Jimmy K5 Sierra Blazer that the private seller advertising the SUV on ClassicCars.com calls a “dry desert survivor” that recently completed a 2,000-mile round trip from the Phoenix area to Texas and back, and do so “without issue.”

“Excellent running and driving truck turn key driver with working A/C, Tilt wheel, Power steering and power disc brakes,” the seller reports, adding that the vehicle has been mechanically gone through including new leaf springs and bushings front and rear, newly updated A/C system, shocks brakes etc.

The seller says it appears that the replacement GM Goodwrench crate engine was installed just “prior to my ownership.” Neither the size nor the output of the engine is reported in the advertisement, though we do learn the SUV has an automatic transmission, and a photograph of the engine shows it to be a 350cid V8.

1973 GMC Jimmy K5 Blazer
1973 GMC Jimmy K5 Blazer

“She runs and drives very tight and reliable and is an easy driver with new BF Goodrich tires and vintage Mag wheels, tracks calm and quiet on the road and maintains highway speeds without issue.”

The seller reports that the green exterior paint is “mostly original.” The vehicle also has a “desirable and rare vintage Hickey roof rack attachment and Hickey Steering wheel.”

“The entire interior has been reconditioned to its original and correct saddle material, the seats are very comfortable and firm. Not much to do but drive it and enjoy this first-year convertible K5 Blazer.”

The vehicle is offered for $49,500. 

To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. I can understand someone who “ craves “ the nostalgia of owning a vehicle like this but for 49K I personally would buy a new SUV!

  2. Slim, That’s not the point of owning a classic. Who cares if you drive a new whatever, it will never be as cool as this Blazer. Take it from someone who owns a new Raptor, AND a 72 Blazer. The Blazer catches more eyes, and has consistently gone up in value, while the new vehicle just keeps dropping in value daily. .

  3. Amazing, beautiful, a joy to behold.
    But that price is just ……incomprehensible.

    Money would have to mean very little to whoever buys that- walk down mechanical memory lane.
    – This is a good one for JAY Leno.


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