When Ford came out with the 1966 Bronco, Chevrolet needed a competitor—and stat. The result was the 1969 Chevrolet Blazer. Based on Chevy’s C/K-series truck, the Blazer sat on a shorter wheelbase than its pickup counterpart and traded the truck’s cab and bed for an open-topped body. Although the Blazer was conceptually similar to the Blue Oval’s Bronco, it was noticeably bigger, affording the Chevy more interior room while somewhat limiting its off-road prowess. Instead of turning their backs to the monstrous Blazer, hardened trail trekkers and large swaths of consumers quickly embraced the charming rig… read more and check out a visual history of the Blazer here >
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