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Discussion in 'Complete Vehicles' started by socalslider, Oct 4, 2006.
not mine, thought someone might be interested
Link long since expired....I wish there was a way to see archived Craigslist ads. From the ads I partially saved from the time, I think the one in the first composite photo below is the one you saw, it is still for sale in the LA area, serial # 1539, according to its owner.
Rather than put the following Craigslist ad in my "Chalet/Casa Grande spotted" thread, I thought I'd put it in this thread, since the seller's rep called me today with the serial # & VIN # and confirmed it is a '76. He will try to get better pics later, the composite photo I have here was brightened up in my CorelDRAW program so I could see it better. http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/car/607667435.html Perris, California
Couldn't say if the price is too high or too low, remember only 225 GMC Jimmy Casa Grandes were made, so the price would be really subjective.
Full disclosure note: I'm not directly associated with any sellers, I don't get paid to mention these sales, I just want these to go to appreciative homes. Besides these two, I have a list of another 13 Blazer Chalets for sale around the country, plus a different list of 7 others where I don't know what their sale status is. PM me if you want the lists.
Might as well throw a few more into this thread. The tan & brown one in the post above now appears in this link http://www.recycler.com/advancedsea...key_num+descending&type=boolean&adsperpage=15 The Craigslist link for the Casa Grande still works, and here's one for a Chalet shell on a newer Blazer in Colorado with a "built" 454 & Turbo 400 http://rockies.craigslist.org/car/627452225.html Plus another really rusty original for not much money in Wisconsin http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/car/603855641.html
As ever, not affiliated with any of the sellers, just want these to go to good homes.....
All of the links above have expired, but I still have the phone # info
copied in case anybody needs 'em, PM me for that. Here's a new one in Garner NC, I just talked to the owner and he says the camper is only an empty shell with no cabinets, dinette or appliances. Plus he is selling an '83 Jimmy diesel and some Sawblade wheels.....
Tell him the guy in Phoenix sent ya...
One in Hillsboro Oregon area listed late last week http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/rvs/710640348.html Seller is getting the serial number for me a little later. Says the Blazer might be the original vehicle, missing parts off the engine.
Damn. I thought mine was ugly.
***5/15/09 Edit, bought from eBay last year, but now the owner needs to sell it - Baltimore Ohio Craigslist (serial #1117, built 10/76).***
The '77 Chalet I had in post #12 here is back, available June 28, 2008 at this farm auction. Eight word description in the "Autos" section of that web site page, photo at the bottom of it. **12/16/08 EDIT - forgot to mention I found out this one went to a good home in Aug '08, the owner is now a member of our Yahoo Chalet owners' forum. Serial #1551, built 11/76.**
The Chalet in the post above has been purchased, the new owner joined our Yahoo forum. Might as well throw in two more, what the heck..
Blazer Chalet serial #914 in Lincoln Neb **5/15/19 Sold, new owner belongs to our Yahoo Chalet owners' fourm**
GMC Jimmy Casa Grande in Aloha (west of Portland OR) **5/15/19 New photo, it's still available, but the latest ad expired already, but I have the sellers' contact info**
And remember, if any of these links go dead, I'm still keeping a list of them with additional contact info, it's up to 26 complete units and 4 shells only.
Detroit area Casa Grande shell-only, from an aborted Blazer project. Seller says the "87" is a typo, should be "77". He said he would get the serial number later, doesn't sound like he can photograph it.... anybody nearby there with a digi camera? http://detroit.craigslist.org/pts/829034245.html
**edit 9-29, new craigslist: http://detroit.craigslist.org/pts/859322769.html **
$10 Grand Chalets - 1st pic is from this Winston-Salem (Lexington) NC Craigslist ad, 2nd is from this Nashville (Bellevue) TN ad. Serial # for the 1st one is #86, the 2nd one is #279.
'Half price' (sort of) '77 Chalet is at this Asheville (Mills River) NC Craigslist ad, photo of it can be seen here.
I forget sometimes to type "blazer camper" in my eBay searches besides "blazer chalet". Fortunately one of the guys in our Yahoo Chalet owners' forum dredged up this one - $300 for a shell-only in East Sparta Ohio, less than two days left on the listing.
This Raleigh (Durham) NC Craigslist one is back, been listed several times, $3800. **5/15/09 Edit, latest functioning ad link.**
Is that a decent price for it?
I have no idea what those go for, just that I like em.
That's a dang good question, you'd really have to look at the thing in person to see how many flaws it has. They are all over the map judging from the list of 35 of 'em I found on the internet (I copy all the ads I find to my computer). $500 for non-running junkers, to the still unsold $24,900 one at a CA muscle car dealer. I'll take $9500 for mine if someone offers that, which would cover the $7300 I have in it and perhaps the value of it not needing acres of expensive repainting or new upholstery throughout. I could be wrong on that premium, or somebody might think it's worth it not to have to do that stuff. Plus I can prove all the camper appliances work, which a lot of these other sellers can't do.
Last I heard, there was a so-so Chalet shell on a wasted snowplow-equipped Blazer in VT, PM me if you want the junkyard's phone #
Eastern Montana one, where the seller is clearing out a salvage yard. Serial #1453, built 11/76
Latest $600 one near Minneapolis, serial #0034 built 4/76: http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/rvs/921667498.html **5/15/09 Edit: ad expired, but I heard it was still for sale at Fisher's Auto Parts in Isanti, MN **
Do you know of any in texas? I am looking to get a new project the first of the new year. Or do you have your list posted on the internet somewhere?
Unfortunately, the nearest to you (sort of) is possibly one in Tucson AZ, one other in western Colorado, and one more in Nebraska. Look out for a PM, I can email the list I have.
I keep throwing the Craigslist ones I find in this thread, rather than the 'eBay' Chalet thread... latest one in Denver .here.. I talked to the seller a short time ago. It's serial #1009, built 1/77, plus he owns a bunch of other 1st gen & 2nd gen Blazers including several 2wds. He's not much for surfing the internet, but I'll send him ck5.com links anyway.
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