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Autotrader Find: 1986 Chevrolet M1009 Military Blazer With 74,000 Miles

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author photo by Chris O'Neill January 2020

Here's something you don't come across every day. While it looks like a classic K5 Blazer that someone has gone to the trouble of painting army green, it's actually a military-spec truck known as the Chevrolet M1009. Conceived as part of the Commercial Utility Cargo Vehicle program, the M1009 was obviously based heavily on the K5 Blazer, but added heavy duty springs, a 10-bolt rear axle, tougher tires, 3.08 gears and an automatic-locking Eaton rear differential. Radio componentry and heavy duty brush guards were also common additions. Under the hood of every M1009 was General Motors' potent 6.2-liter "Detroit Diesel" V8, which put out between 130 and 160 horsepower and 240 and 285 lb-ft of torque. This is the same engine used in the AM General Hummer through the 1993 model year.

While pretty spartan on the inside, this Chevrolet M1009 looks to be in great shape. A 2-seat model, accessories include the aforementioned brush guard, a winch, side steps, a 4-in lift, 35-in BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires, two trailer hitches, a Craftsman toolbox mounted behind the seats, gas canister mounts on the rear tailgate and a set of aftermarket LED headlights. Additionally, aside from the lighting, winch, wheels, tires and running boards, this Blazer is completely green from bumper to bumper, with even the brush guard and sideview mirrors covered in this military-chic hue.

If you were thinking of taking on a K5 Blazer project, this one already has the custom look that makes many of these boxy old SUVs especially desirable. Located in Royse City, Texas, with just 74,000 miles on the odometer, this old military truck can be yours for just $9,995. Find a Chevrolet for sale

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