This vehicle is being Auctioned on Trademe.co.nz, Auction closing Sunday the 19th of June at 7pm.The Mazda B-series pickup truck was introduced in Japan in August 1961 as the B1500.
The B1500 was the first Japanese pickup truck to be assembled in New Zealand from CKD kits. Assembly started in 1967 at Steel’s Motor Assemblies, which also built the Toyota Corona and later became Toyota New Zealand’s Christchurch plant after a government order for 672 units. The model remained in local assembly at various plants for several generations.
Many Kiwis will have fond memories of these vehicles from the past, whether it was a first work vehicle, farm Ute or just a practical vehicle. As with many utility vehicles, most have had a hard working life and sadly never survive long enough to become a true classic.
This example is the exception and has survived to become a classic that no doubt will represent a very astute investment for the future. Don’t miss this opportunity.
“Minty” as he is affectionately known has been in the same ownership for a number of decades and has been well maintained and cared for. Around 10 years ago the exterior of the car was stripped and repainted and finished to a very high standard. The interior paint, rubbers etc are original and could be left in the mellow patina condition that they are in, or could be refurbished to bring the whole vehicle up to an even higher standard.
Please call or contact us for further photos and information .Viewing is recommended before bidding. Payment is required from the successful bidder within 24 hours of the auction closing.