Who doesn't love an old-school off-roader?
There are few things cooler in this world than old school off-road vehicles, and other than a few outsiders such as the Toyota Hilux and Land Rover Range Rover, America has built the best. We're talking about the Chevrolet Blazer, and the legendary Ford Bronco. The modern versions of these cars are pretty cool too, but many say that these American off-roaders peaked in the 1970s and 80s.
These days, restomoded versions of these cars can fetch insane prices, and that's exactly what Barrett-Jackson was thinking when it announced this stunning lot of Broncos and Blazers for its Inaugural Houston Auction taking place September 16 to 18 at the NRG Center.
This batch of restomodded Blazers and Broncos include a few gems such as lot 712, a 1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer that has undergone a frame-up restoration. This Custom Silver Blazer houses its original 350-cu-in V8 and a fully customized interior.
"The 1970s to 1980s Blazers and Broncos pioneered new trails for the off-road lifestyle. These brawny, go-anywhere SUVs became a symbol of freedom and exploration. Over the last decade these classics have been resurrected by professional builders, making them some of the most sought-after collectible vehicles today," said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.
Another exciting vehicle is lot number 683. This 1979 Ford Bronco Custom SUV features classic 70s Chromatic decals and is powered by a 460-cu-in big-block V8 engine and a C6 automatic transmission. Barrett-Jackson's Inaugural Houston Auction will also feature modern versions such as lot number 775, a 2021 Ford Bronco customized by Maxlider Brothers Customs which features a 4-inch lift, custom wheels, 34-inch tires, vinyl exterior striping, and a bespoke leather interior.
"The classic Blazers and Broncos we have coming to Houston are iconic in every way. Not only do they represent the best of classic SUV design, but they reflect the incredible talent of today's restoration specialists and professional builders." said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson.