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1977 Chevrolet Blazer

Chalet Camper
Mecum Houston 2020
Thursday, 3 December - Saturday, 5 December 2020
$16,500
Sale Price
Yes
Reserve
4 December 2020
Sold Date
219
Lot Number
#3
Visually maintained, largely original
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. CKR187F121469. Yellow and tan over tan vinyl and cloth. 350, automatic, power brakes, air conditioning, hub caps, store brand tires, JVC cassette stereo, pop up Chalet camper cap with seats, tables, stove, fridge and Porta Potti in the back. Sold with a Honda CT70 bike mounted on the front.

Evaluation: Represented with 62,025 actual miles and mostly original. Includes minibike in photo. Maintained engine with newer hoses and wires. Dull paint is rubbed through in spots and scratched in several others. Reasonably clean on the inside but all original. Unclear if everything works back in the “chalet.” Dry chassis. A little beat up, but benefitted from dry weather in El Paso and shows no rust. Would make a cool project, and an even cooler road trip warrior.

Bottom Line: RVs and campers are apparently all the rage during the pandemic, meaning the moment may finally have arrived for the Chevy Blazer Chalet and its sibling the GMC Jimmy Casa Grande. Part SUV and part house, the Chalet combined the short-wheelbase, youthful Blazer platform with a reasonably spacious and well-equipped fiberglass-over-steel-frame camper top. Only about 1800 sold in 1976 and 1977, so it’s rare. Road trips are more interesting in a classic, especially one you can refer to as “my chalet.” This one certainly needs some cleaning up but probably nothing astronomically expensive. All things considered, a solid value in fun-per-dollar at this price. We’ve seen VW campers in similar condition (and without an included minibike) sell for far more.

by Andrew Newton
17 December 2020
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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