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Original numbers matching Chevrolet Blazers are apparently skyrocketing in price and I'm starting to think this is because word of the new Blazer is circulating so the hype for a Blazer has been bumped up again? That being said, this is also going on for the Grand Wagoneers and the Broncos which is particularly interesting as this concept applies to all of the above.

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Thoughts on this? Is the new Blazer making this impact or is it something else that's making them this desirable?
 

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Nothing to do with the new Blazer, most people don't even know a new Blazer is being produced.
With how advanced a lot of cars are getting these days there's a reluctance to go that direction for those with the money, time and passion. Just like how Wagoneers, Land Cruisers, and Defenders are getting scooped up, Blazers are now moving into the spotlight.
 

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Interesting.. I wonder what would be the next vehicle from back then to make a come back in prices. As it seems, it's the SUVs that are getting the attention, were there any other iconic models that you think would be the next in line?
 

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Interesting.. I wonder what would be the next vehicle from back then to make a come back in prices. As it seems, it's the SUVs that are getting the attention, were there any other iconic models that you think would be the next in line?
So far it has only been the blazer that I wanted to see from Chevy when it comes to SUV's, everything else is out currently. Always wanted a more luxurious looking and feeling Tahoe/Suburban and we've had it for years.
 

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I doubt it's the rumors of the Blazer that's causing the price hike. These days, people have a thing for nostalgia and a lot of older model cars are appreciating more than expected.
 

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I doubt it's the rumors of the Blazer that's causing the price hike. These days, people have a thing for nostalgia and a lot of older model cars are appreciating more than expected.
It might even be part of people reluctance to get the super high tech cars we have these days because the opposite of that are vehicles like the old Blazers and we could be seeing more of that as the gap to enjoy those older cars is narrowing. 10 years from now it won't be as easy to keep those older cars around.
 

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Nah, people will just keep restoring old cars and reminisce about the older models. Even the younger buyers these days seem interested in older models so there's always going to be a price hike for them.
 

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Nah, people will just keep restoring old cars and reminisce about the older models. Even the younger buyers these days seem interested in older models so there's always going to be a price hike for them.
What makes you suggest that's not happening because I really think it is. Lots of vehicles from the 90's appeal to people like that and right now that era is all the rage for people wanting something purist.
 

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I'm not saying restorations aren't happening, it's that people won't stop restoring them and 10 years down the road, they'll find ways to machine parts needed to keep doing it.
 

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I'm not saying restorations aren't happening, it's that people won't stop restoring them and 10 years down the road, they'll find ways to machine parts needed to keep doing it.
I see what you mean and yes that is becoming more and more of a possibility with 3D printing and how much easier it is to make parts on a small scale production setup. Before you would have to produce a lot more to break even, now that's not exactly the case.
 

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Perhaps one day, a majority of vehicle parts will be 3D printed, though I do question the rigidity of those pieces. How would they hold up in a restored Blazer?
 

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Perhaps one day, a majority of vehicle parts will be 3D printed, though I do question the rigidity of those pieces. How would they hold up in a restored Blazer?
It all comes down to how its shaped because the right engineering followed up by good testing of that design can make all the difference. Its why car makers are already using lighter materials but have cars that hold up well in a crash.

People thought cars from the 57's with thick solid metal were safest compared to modern cars, but that was proved very wrong...

 
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