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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Goose, May 8, 2000.

  1. Goose

    Goose 1/2 ton status

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    I found a 1 owner 1978 K5 with 400/th350/203 with 60,000 original miles. Has trailering package, working air, pwr windows/locks, cruise, tilt, intermitten wipers, in perfect shape. Asking price is $8995. What do you guys and gals think? Should I sell my '96 monte carlo and go for it? I don't have to drive to work so mileage is not a major concern.

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  2. Blazer79

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    In my opinion, that's too expensive. I think that should be more in the $5K range.

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  3. 6.2Blazer

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    The price sounds a little steep. Even if it only has 60,000 miles, it's still 20 some years old, which also means it has spent quite a bit of time sitting around which in my opinion can be almost as hard on vehicles as actually driving them.
     
  4. Boss

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    Either that, or a lot of stop and go driving. Which is pretty harsh on engines. My friends dad use to say, highway miles are harmless, but city miles are harsh. But the speedometer only reads 5 digits right? Meaning, it could really be 160,000, but reads 60,000. You never know.
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  5. Blazerbob

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    Sounds a little high to me also. You could buy a decent one for $2-3k and put $4-5k into it and have an awesome rig. Thats the way I think about it. If you could have a nicer one for the same money then its probably not worth it.

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  6. Jimmy Buffett

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    I bought a 78 Jimmy 4x4 four years ago for $2900 - 8k on the motor and brand new brakes - in very good shape, a little rust here and there. You can take a peek at http://www.angelfire.com/NC/GMCtruck/index.html
    No power anything, except HORSEPOWER :>) Hope this helps!
     
  7. '73 K5

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    Well Goose... Sounds like a nice truck, but a little too expensive. 6 grand would be more like it.
    Oh yea...one test I usually do to see how high the mileage is is to look at the brake pedal. If it really has 60k on it, the tread on the brake pad should still be in good shape. If it has been worn off alot, it might be 160k.

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  8. Goose

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    I called the dealer today. Assured me it was actual miles and gave me the name of the one and only owner. Original purchase miles were 85. Still has original title from 1978 and build sheet. I believe the K5 was garaged for all its years as there is no sign of sun or water damage except for some slight discoloration of the stock 5 spoke wheels. The dealer admitted that the price was high, and with a 400cid I think I can get them down at least $1000. I'm trying to decide if this a once in a lifetime opportunity, or if I'm just blinded by the glory of a nice K5.

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    The 400 was the big motor back then and it has more power than the 350. I dont think you will get the seller to drop a 1000 off just for that. Besides 400 are worth more the a 350.
     
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    hey, i'll sell you my 79 and you can stick 5k into and have an awesome truck, hehe

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  11. Goose

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    Thanks for the input everybody, I'll let you know if I get it. BTW, I was thinking I may have some leverage due to fuel prices and the 400 using more fuel? or at least playing that angle. We'll see if $6000 will get it, later

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    That is a bunch of money, I got my 86 with 103,000 on it with new tires, brakes and in pretty nice shape for 1300.00 last June. I got 121,000 on it now and still way happy and ahead of the game....[​IMG]

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