Celebrities often buy cars as a chance to flash the cash, with Bugattis, Ferraris and Lamborghinis as favorites. But there are also a select few who are proper die-hard gearheads and just love automobiles — genuinely — for what they are.
Blink-182’s Travis Barker is in the latter category, with a soft-spot for classic American SUVs and cars.
The legendary drummer and producer’s most recent four-wheeled love interest is this revamped Chevy K5 Blazer, which he’s restored to its former glory and more over the past several months.
He’s been treating fans to the ongoing progress, finally posting a picture of the finished SUV on Instagram today. As restoring and retrofitting jobs go, Travis has done the Blazer proud.
The photos follow the project from the early days, having the grill and bumpers fitted, to the finished product with an LS3 Corvette/Camaro engine, new seats, powder-coated roll bars and bikini top.
Upcoming hit “100” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Tyga, Kid Ink and Iamsu! is also in the pipeline. Check out more and pre-order via his website.
Check out the pictures of the Chevy K5 Blazer below, all courtesy of Instagram.