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1973 Chevrolet Blazer Cheyenne [K-5]

1973 Chevrolet Blazer [K-5] in Earthquake, Movie, 1974 IMDB

Class: Cars, Off-road / SUV — Model origin: US

1973 Chevrolet Blazer Cheyenne [K-5]

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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crossroads US

2006-11-05 06:42

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K5

Hecubus CA

2006-11-05 07:38

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A targa top? That's kinda cool.

Captkaos US

2007-12-20 00:11

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This is a 1973-1974 Chevy Blazer K5. 1973 - 1975 was the only years the fulltop convertible was offered.

mister car from 971

2008-01-04 02:06

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Errr... Why you don't have the pic of this SUV during the big earthquake?

CRAFT372 US

2010-07-06 15:41

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4 stars it is the most used car in the movie it also had a custom gear box with 8 front gerar and 3 reverse gears

Neptune US

2011-04-03 02:25

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Cannot find any information on the Big Blazer edition. Perhaps it was a special limited production Blazer offered by GM.

Nevertheless it appears to be based off of the top range Cheyenne trim level. Only Custom and Cheyenne were initially offered. Would certainly be a collectorís dream if it still exists.

tonkatracker US

2011-04-03 08:00

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Neptune wasn't there also a Cheyenne Super trim in 73-74?

Neptune US

2011-04-03 22:00

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Yes there was, however the top-of-the-line Cheyenne Super was used for the pickups and 4-door utilities (Suburbans). Recall it was replaced by Silverado for 1975.

Blazer only had two trim levels. Starting with the base Custom and then luxury Cheyenne. Custom was replaced by Custom Deluxe for 1975.

Cheyenne was eventually replaced by Silverado for the 1980 model year, to move the Blazer more upscale, largely in response to other competitive utilities (I donít know if they technically called SUVs just yet) that were starting to become even more luxurious, namely Jeepís Cherokee/Wagoneer, Fordís Bronco, Toyotaís Land Cruiser and Dodgeís Ramcharger.

Land-Roverís Range Rover wasnít officially sold in the US until 1987, though some (even the 2-door versions) were unofficially imported before then.

A snippet from a buyers guide showing a pre-Silverado Blazer and one of its competitors.
[Image: 7820truck20and20van20buyers20guide008.jpg]

Source: 73-87.com

tonkatracker US

2011-04-04 01:03

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I don't know, I thought my dads was a Cheyenne Super and LMCtruck.com does list a Cheyenne Super badge for 73-74 Blazers as well, but in the 1973 brochure it indeed only lists Cheyenne and Custom. I don't have a 1974 brochure to check, although I guess it would be easy for LMC to be wrong...

-- Last edit: 2011-04-04 01:05:27

Neptune US

2011-04-04 01:37

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Here is a 1974 model year GM brochure:
[Image: blazer6.jpg] [Image: blazer7.jpg]

A 1975 model year GM brochure:
(when Custom Deluxe replaced Custom)
[Image: blazer8.jpg]

A 1980 model year GM brochure:
(Blazer now featured the ultimate luxury trim level: Silverado)
[Image: blazer9.jpg]

Love that Silverado interior. Burgundy and Camel interiors are my fave. The seating surfaces are a bit "busy", but considering that was the trend during the '70s, all is forgiven.

tonkatracker US

2011-04-04 01:55

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Neptune now I know why LMC lists a Cheyenne Super badge for the Blazer, if you look at the 1974 dash picture you posted it says Cheyenne Super on the dash (which is what I remember about my dads)

Neptune US

2011-04-04 02:16

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Indeed, I noticed that too, but that image is used to illustrate what the interior looks like, the same dash illustration is used for the pickups, save for the doors being half metal. So Iím not sure about that.

LMC also says the Silverado trim was used on the Blazer from 75-onward, which it wasnít.

I wonít say there was not a Cheyenne Super Blazer, but Iím more inclined to side with the documentation.

tonkatracker US

2011-04-04 02:19

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Neptune wrote ... Iím more inclined to side with the documentation.


I agree with you on that.

FrankBullitt US

2011-07-18 18:41

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CRAFT372 wrote 4 stars it is the most used car in the movie it also had a custom gear box with 8 front gerar and 3 reverse gears


As Officer George Kennedy found out.

mister car from 971

2013-03-23 02:47

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It deserves more stars, since it was used throughout the movie...

no-a RU

2016-03-22 21:21

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62imperial US

2016-04-01 07:07

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I remember reading promo material from 1974 that stated the Blazer was treated to $5,000 in customizing for the movie.

Pierre EN

2016-07-14 18:54

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I heard my Late Mate Chuck say it, Officer Bullitt, but when would you need 3 reverse gears?

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