Famous for its Fords, Velocity restomods a Chevy K5 Blazer
But now the company has taken on General Motors, Chevrolet in particular, with 1969–72 K5 Blazers. “The K5 Blazer is the first non-Ford addition to our Signature Series,” says Velocity CEO Jeremy Hans. “The K5 is an excellent addition to our line.”
Velocity says it “over-engineer” vehicles, and in the case of the K5, that means a brand-new body and a 6.2-liter GM LT1 engine with 460 horsepower coupled with a 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission. The transfer case is an Atlas 2.
There’s a Dana 44 front axle and a Dana 60 rear, with front and rear sway bars. Suspension is a four-link affair with Fox adjustable coilovers and a triangulated rear setup. Brakes are 11-inch Wilwoods, with six-piston calipers up front and four in the rear. Tires are 35-inchers from BFGoodrich mounted on 18-inch alloy wheels.
“The interior and exterior of the truck have been reimagined to include modern features that drivers have grown accustomed to while still maintaining the vintage look and classic spirit of the original,” Velocity says. There’s a safari top above a six-point roll cage and LED dome lights. There’s also an OEM-style hardtop with color-matched headliner.
Inside, there are Procar front bucket seats and a bench in the rear with either vinyl or leather upholstery. AMP Research retractable running boards make ingress and egress easy. The stereo is an Alpine unit connected to Focal Audio speakers.
In addition to the Signature Series described above, Velocity will also offer a premium trim called the Heritage Edition, pictured here. It comes with two-tone Glasurit paint with paint-matched bumpers and roll cage, along with painted steel wheels and Toyo tires. The Classic wood steering wheel is replaced by a leather-wrapped Space Industries wheel, with leather Spinneybeck seats and an upgraded Focal stereo system.
Prices start at $339,900. Velocity is now taking orders for fall delivery. For more information, click on www.velocityrestorations.com.