Ringbrothers 1970 Chevy K5 Blazer First Drive Review: Restomod Perfection


Ringbrothers 1970 Chevy K5 Blazer First Drive Review: Restomod Perfection

The Ringbrothers 1970 Chevrolet K5 Blazer, though superbly modernized, still possesses a working-class soul. Beneath its upgraded skin and hardware, the restomod’s old-school character is reminiscent of common car-enthusiast memories, perhaps recalling the determination of the kind of everyman who worked relentlessly in the driveway to keep a ragged truck running. Those same people today would probably lose their marbles if this $250,000 Chevy K5 Blazer in radiant Growler Green pulled into the drive.

Ringbrothers worked on this project to support the nonprofit Team Rubicon, an organization focused on mobilizing veterans who help with natural disaster response. The $250,000 Chevy K5 Blazer is the first of its kind for Ringbrothers: This truck is not a commissioned build ordered by a client. Instead, one lucky individual will win the custom truck in a sweepstakes that is open for entry now and runs through September 16. Before a winner was selected, we spent an evening driving the Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer along California’s Pacific Coast Highway.

Compared to other impressive creations from Wisconsin-based Ringbrothers—like its AMC Javelin and the UNKL Mustang Mach 1—the Chevy K5 Blazer restoration appears more subdued. Ringbrothers straightened the body panels, added a carbon-fiber hood with billet inserts, and enlarged the wheelwells to accommodate 18×12-inch HRE wheels sporting 33-inch General Tire Grabber X3 all-terrain rubber. In addition to the aesthetically proper BASF Glasurit 55 Line paint job, the stock hardtop is swapped for a custom rollover bar and bikini soft top. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.

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