39: 1976-1977 Chevy Blazer Chalet
There was a period during the ’70s where just about everyone was trying to go camping or on an outdoor adventure. GM poked its head in a few different markets such as the rare GMC Motorhome and this Chevy Blazer Chalet is another attempt. This rarity in the pickup truck market was sold as either the Chevy Blazer Chalet or the GMC Casa Grande. The inside of the cab-over camper was quite comfortable with vinyl seating and a sleeping area. This isn’t going to replace a motorhome but it served a purpose at the time. Still, for general pickup truck usage, this is a model that should be avoided.
Rusting was quite common on this generation of the truck and the camper can be a pain to restore. Nevertheless, there will be outdoor enthusiasts that swoon over this pickup. This period for GM was where the company was at its peak of innovation, and some ideas were good and some were bad. The Blazer Chalet? Not one of the best ideas to come out of the factory.