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FresnoK5er
11-30-2011, 05:46 AM
Is the Chalet the most wanted/desirable/rare K5??? I don't know that's why I'm asking. In all the years of the K5 (69-91) did they ever make a special edition or a rare option K5? What is the most desirable in your opinion or fact?

vintage steel
11-30-2011, 06:31 AM
1968 2wd .I'm sure I'm in the minority here. I just like the way they look with the top off, lowered just a bit with fat ass tires all the way around, and a healthy big block... That turns me on almost as much as my Harley does.

70-K5
11-30-2011, 09:57 AM
That is rare as they didn't make them till 69.

trav0302
11-30-2011, 10:57 AM
Mine LOL Just because its me

mudpupxxx
11-30-2011, 11:20 AM
Most desirable... would be to already have a Blazer that is fully restored while I work on this one!!

Koots
11-30-2011, 11:47 AM
Most desirable K5s are the 69-72s or 89-91s for their updated front ends, NV241 pass.side drop Tcase, TBI fuel injection and some other refinements not received by the other years.

IMO the chalet is the most desirable. if i could get a chalet camper, my Jimmy would look very different.

triumphrider74
11-30-2011, 12:57 PM
For most, the most desirable would be the first production year, 1969, because that was the lowest production, and thus rarest. Others argue that the 72' model is more desirable because of the addition of disc brakes and power supplement on higher trim levels. Value also increases with trim level, Cheyenne Super being the best. There were also some special models like the Beau James, Bonanza, and Outdoorsman. I've never seen any of these in person.

Personally, the one I desire the most is the first year of the second generation (1973) in Silverado trim.

Biggs Chevys
11-30-2011, 02:19 PM
all depends on the condition of the rig...... but here in cali....
a complete, restored, beautiful- 69-72 because of its body....
next would be the 73-75 as a complete and as a parts truck because of how many people take the full vert top for their 76-91 (why not just start with a 73-75?)...

any other year is a dime a dozen only valued on the mods and money invested.... but commonly these mods will prevent the rig from passing smog making the rig borderline valueless... these make great parts trucks for the 73-75s....

84_K5
11-30-2011, 03:02 PM
any 4x4 K5 with round headlights and no roof visor.

FresnoK5er
11-30-2011, 03:45 PM
It really is a shame that out of the 900,000 blazers made that there is really not that one rare K5 out there. I mean you have the Chalet which really is not a factory deal and some of the matching number originals are rare but still not worth a whole lot. Then you have the 1970 model which they made about 11,500 of and was the first year of the 2wd. They must not have made too many of those 2wd models so those might actually be the highest value K5's out there. Also you have the square headlight 79-80(I believe) models that were a factory optional. I don't think too many people liked that look and I don't believe there to be too many out there. Plus those models really aren't worth anything anyhow. You also have the 1969 blazer that they only made less then 5,000 of. Too bad they never made a limited edition high performance 454 model that would have been cool. Complete with a off-road package on it(4 inch lift,33 inch tires, heavy duty bumpers with lights, etc).

Ian6
11-30-2011, 04:11 PM
For most, the most desirable would be the first production year, 1969, because that was the lowest production, and thus rarest. Others argue that the 72' model is more desirable because of the addition of disc brakes and power supplement on higher trim levels. Value also increases with trim level, Cheyenne Super being the best. There were also some special models like the Beau James, Bonanza, and Outdoorsman. I've never seen any of these in person.

Personally, the one I desire the most is the first year of the second generation (1973) in Silverado trim.

I saw a bonanza at the salvage yard a couple weeks ago, it wasnt a k5 though just a reg truck

mist8kn
11-30-2011, 04:31 PM
Most desirable K5s are the 69-72s or 89-91s for their updated front ends, NV241 pass.side drop Tcase, TBI fuel injection and some other refinements not received by the other years.

IMO the chalet is the most desirable. if i could get a chalet camper, my Jimmy would look very different.

Isnt that that tcase the NP241? I know that is what I have.

Koots
11-30-2011, 05:15 PM
Isnt that that tcase the NP241? I know that is what I have.

Sorry, i get mixed up with the NP-NV transfer cases sometimes. The numerical [art is what you should pay attention too though. The NP you have is the same as the other NPs that are drivers side drop for the 88-98 GMT-400 trucks, so you cant always go by that as a way to tell what transfer case you have.

mist8kn
11-30-2011, 05:41 PM
no worries i just wanted to make sure i wasnt missing something.

vintage steel
11-30-2011, 08:54 PM
That is rare as they didn't make them till 69.
Didn't know that, guess I'll just have to put a '67-'68 front clip on a newer blazer when ever I find one. I hate the big square chrome grills.

70-K5
11-30-2011, 09:10 PM
Didn't know that, guess I'll just have to put a '67-'68 front clip on a newer blazer when ever I find one. I hate the big square chrome grills.
1969 was the first year for the K5 and there were only 4x4 models built.
In 1970 there were less than 1,000 2wd's made.

From Colorado K5 Specifications page:


Year:: 1969 Production Total: 4,935
Year:: 1970 Production Total: 11,527
Year:: 1971 Production Total: 17,220
Year:: 1972 Production Total: 44,266
Year:: 1973 Production Total: 44,841
Year:: 1974 Production Total: 56,798
Year:: 1975 Production Total: 50,548
Year:: 1976 Production Total: 74,389
Year:: 1977 Production Total: 86,838
Year:: 1978 Production Total: 88,858
Year:: 1979 Production Total: 90,987
Year: 1980 Production Total: 31,776
Year: 1981 Production Total: 23,635
Year: 1982 Production Total: 24,514
Year: 1983 Production Total: 26,245
Year: 1984 Production Total: 39,329
Year: 1985 Production Total: 40,011
Year: 1986 Production Total: 37,310
Year: 1987 Production Total: 32,437
Year: 1988 Production Total: 28,446
Year: 1989 Production Total: 26,663
Year: 1990 Production Total: 18,921
Year: 1991 Production Total: 7,332

Breaking it down by generation and induction type:

Gen 1: 77,948
Gen 2: 829,868
Of those:
Full Vert 73-75: 152,187
TBI 87-91: 113,799

vintage steel
11-30-2011, 09:16 PM
1969 was the first year for the K5 and there were only 4x4 models built.
In 1970 there were less than 1,000 2wd's made.

So, i guess that would make a 1970 2wd big block a VERY RARE truck.

I knew I was on to something

Red with A/C and an auto, If ya got one, please:icon_kidra:

70-K5
11-30-2011, 09:19 PM
Especially since rat motors never came in K5's stock...

There are plenty of conversion parts available to you could make up whatever you want.

vintage steel
11-30-2011, 09:20 PM
Especially since rat motors never came in K5's stock...

There are plenty of conversion parts available to you could make up whatever you want.

You're killin' the dream, man!

FresnoK5er
11-30-2011, 09:36 PM
Crazy to think there where almost 1 million blazer built but not one big block blazer.

Bigking
12-01-2011, 02:10 AM
Crazy to think there where almost 1 million blazer built but not one big block blazer.

Heavy Metal? YO