1/2 ton status
- May 6, 2006
- Reaction score
- Phoenix, AZ
Bid for the chance to own a 1976 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Cheyenne Chalet Camper at auction with Bring a Trailer, the home of the best vintage and classic cars online. Lot #45,405.
I posted previously about its Hemmings and dealer page listings here, noting its original $59,900 price and subsequent $10 grand price hike. Both pages have since erased the asking price when it got listed at BaT. It was both described to me via an email straight from the seller and now in the BaT auction as a 44-year one-owner rig that was kept by the Michigan Chevy dealership it was delivered to in 1976. What an amazing time capsule story! However, the nit-picking thing about it that bothers me is how it has that "Superior, Hamburg New York" plate on the lower left rear of the camper unit. Superior is a used car lot a little ways south of Buffalo, it's still in business, and one of their guys confirmed it was one of their plates. If you scroll through the '79 Caddy's pics they have in current inventory, one of those plates is on its left rear, too. I asked the Chalet sellers in early March what the deal was with that, and one of them turned around and emailed me to ask if I knew whether Superior was involved with the camper installs. Eight days after that, the same guy emailed to say the Chevy dealership guy was traveling in NY and stopped by the used car lot to get it serviced. In the BaT auction comments section I asked the sellers to repeat the story (for everyone to see) and then asked if the old guy kept any kind of receipt for the work. No answer to that yet.
So, how many of you with old '70s 4x4s would choose a used car lot to do work on your truck over a specialty GM 4x4 shop? How many of you with old RVs would choose a used car lot over an RV center for service work? How many of you who own or owned a Chevy dealership would choose a used car lot to work on your vintage GM classic instead of dropping into the local Buffalo area GM dealership to dazzle the workers with something they likely never saw in person or even heard about? But well, maybe it was a Saturday when everybody except used car lots are closed and maybe it was emergency where he split a radiator hose. But how many of you would permit some used car lot to permanently glue on a plate like that on your GM classic, no matter what repair work was done?