Headquartered out of a facility on the westernmost coast of the Florida Panhandle, Velocity Restorations had humble roots when it was first established in 2006, though has since grown into an award-winning, nationally-recognized expert in breathing new life into iconic vintage cars and trucks — or producing what the Pensacola shop appropriately calls “Modern Classics.” And while the renowned customs shop already offered its elite restomodding services for the International Harvester Scout II and Ford’s classic Broncos and F Series trucks, Velocity Restorations has now expanded its lineup with the addition of its new Signature Series Chevy K5 Blazer.
Riding on a 2.5” lift and rolling on 17” polished steel Pacer wheels shod in 35” BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, the entire vehicle is constructed around a VR coil-over chassis fitted with a Dana 44 Front Axle. Under the hood is a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine cranking out 455hp — an appropriate choice considering that, like the Blazer, the LT1 is built by Chevrolet. Mated to an eight-speed Holley 8L90 transmission, the V8 has also been paired with a Velocity Custom Performance Exhaust system as well. To compensate for the increased power, the Chevy has also been treated to an I-Booster Braking system backing up a set of Wilwood disc brakes.
Outside, the Blazer largely remains true to the original, retaining most of its period-correct look while gaining power steps, a lined Raptor undercarriage and engine bay, all-new glass and seals throughout, new chrome bumpers, an OEM-style hardtop, top-shelf JW Speaker LED headlights, and the customer’s choice of one of several custom BASF Glasurit paint options. More modernized than the exterior though still immensely tasteful, the cabin of this spare-no-expense restomod has been treated to custom Velocity-exclusive Dakota digital gauges, a Focal speaker setup and sub connected to a new Bluetooth stereo, color-matched carpeting, an Ididit tilt steering column, a Vintage Air A/C and heating system, and custom front bucket seats and a rear bench seat — the latter have been trimmed in leather (or vinyl) upholstery that matches the door panels and dash pad.
Available on 1969 through 1972 model year donors, the he Velocity Restorations Signature Series Chevy K5 Blazer is available for order now with prices starting from $379,900 and an approximately 14-week build time.