1971 Chevy Blazer Prom Queen Is Not Your Normal Roadster, Belongs in California

Show an image of the new Chevy Blazer to die-hard enthusiasts and you’ll probably get a less-than-positive reaction. This is only natural since GM chose to take the nameplate down the crossover route, while classic rivals like the Ford Bronco are thriving nowadays. However, one can do better than complain about the car-ification of the badge—how about building a 1971 Blazer into one of the most daring projects of its kind?

An enthusiast named John Oro did just that, coming up with a machine known as Prom Queen. And when you gaze at the almost-touching-the-asphalt stance, the mouth-watering red hue, and the… roadster conversion, the nickname becomes self-explanatory.

Not unlike many machines of the sort, this K5 Blazer has had many custom forms over the years—you are now looking at its fourth one, which, given the complexity, might just be the final iteration.

We have an entire section dedicated to digital builds here on Carvibz and this Blazer is part of those that morph into real-world creations. The owner decided to bring the vehicle to its current no-roof shape after having his desktop decorated with a rendering done by Kevin Stickle (aka DigitalC10) for two years.

Speaking of which, this Blazer was one of the factory convertible models, since the top hardly came on, completely losing the roof was the natural decision.

The idea was to make this the lowest possible Blazer, which is why it features a custom chassis with air suspension mounts that support the cause.

The tech goodies

A set of 22-inch American Racing Wheels talks to the road, while peeking through the thick spokes reveals AZ Pro Performance brakes (solid 15-inch units up front and 14-inch discs at the back).

That stopping power is there to match the muscle provided by a 5.3-liter V8 working with custom bits such as an LS3 intake manifold.

The cabin features modern amenities, such as AC, a badass sound system relying mostly on JL Audio hardware, a center console lifted off a 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe (phone charger and all), along with Dakota Digital gauges and others.

Multiple shops joined forces to put this thing together—the project kicked off in 2019 and was unveiled earlier this year. And, thanks to the Fuelish Media video below, you can see it doing its Californian cruisin’ thing on the Pacific Coast Highway.



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