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Old 01-17-2014, 08:15 AM   #1
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Baja blazer

Interesting Blazer up on the Bring A Trailer site today....nice bit of history that has survived intact.........
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Heres a rare opportunity at a Blazer with some really cool history. This 1973 Blazer K5 was built and prepped by R C Laton, a rally and off-road driver of some fame up in these parts. Over the years he's piloted and built some awesome machinery and this is just one example. He prepped this '73 K5 Blazer for the Baja 1000 in 1987, and raced it in a type of sportsman stock 4x4 class. Only it wasn't stock! And isn't...it's powered by a 500 cu in Cadillac motor with a custom cam. In addition to 1-ton springs all around, the Blazer has fulltime 4x4 and a huge Hickey Enterprises gas tank, hitch, tool boxes, spare parts storage, navigator console, gauges, and switches with lighted indicators as part of it's Baja prep . It also has a neatly-mounted Warn winch, CIBIE headlights and CIBIE Super Oscar off-road lights and extra shocks. Still inside are the Survey Speedometer, Baja roller map, and decals from various Baja events. It is largely untouched since the 87 race. Over the years R C started it up periodically, but it stayed parked in Santa Clara, CA by the building where he keeps his shop. So for 16 or more years it's been sitting, but the occaisional start up has been good for it , because last week, with a fresh battery it cranked over and started and ran. It lot drives, shifts, steers, and stops on it's own. The title is a clear ID title signed off by Laton, registration is still current til May in Idaho. It's not the kind of truck you can drive home as-is, but it runs well enough to go on a trailer or transport and is generally in working condition for a test drive. Being that it sat so long it has some floor rust and the carpet is shot, and overall it could use a good cleaning. See the pictures, and ask for more if you need to see something we missed. Check out the old pictures from the race. This is pretty cool history for an old Blazer! And whats more = it's a nice Cheyenne package K5 in a desireable color!! Fix it up and do NORRA in a comfortable truck WITH BAJA HISTORY you don't need to tow down there! The Blazer is in Morgan Hill, CA at this time and available for viewing.
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:54 AM   #2
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Re: Baja blazer

Only driven on Sundays Great Blazer. Always liked that color. My how off road racing has changed. Winch? Heavy Caddy 500? Luggage and gun racks? So,the big question...how much $?
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:44 AM   #3
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Re: Baja blazer

500 Cad is only a few pounds heavier than a small block, each fully dressed. That would be a great truck to own.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:38 AM   #4
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Re: Baja blazer

That's only 20 miles from me too.
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Old 01-17-2014, 04:31 PM   #5
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current bid on ebay is about $2500 : "reserve not met"
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:54 PM   #6
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My point was how race vehicle building has changed. The motor is heavier and lighter is where it's at. Plenty enough power could be had from the 350 already in it
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'72 Sierra Custom Camper K2500 Wideside: 350/TH350/4.10 PowerLoc/AC/Tilt/Tach...'72' (does it all)
'85 Sierra Jimmy K5-25: 6.2/700r4/4.10 Locker/8-lugs...'Jimmy' (li'l helper,peeps hauler,fun,& get outta town)
'92 Sierra SLE K3500 SRW: 6.5TD/NV4500/4.10 Locker...'Work Truck' (uh...work truck?)
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:14 AM   #7
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shows sold at 3000.00

Nice buy
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