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Thread: 1964 Mazda B1500 Utility - Fish Feathers here!

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    1964 Mazda B1500 Utility - Fish Feathers here!

    After many months of heartache and money, my new new rocket finally arrived, yah!!!

    This is a BUB61 series 2 B1500 ute still sporting the factory tray. To give you an idea of it's rarity here, only 5 were sold with their factory styleside trays, the other 70 odd got converted to the flatbed/dropside trays.

    It's pains me to say it but this may be the last one left of it's kind over here and I haven't found any yet over in the homeland, so I hope someone can prove me wrong here!

    This ute sold along side the Mazda Carol 600 and were the first Mazda's to be sold on the eastern seaboard officially. It was a gamble that paid off as both of the models sold like hotcakes. After the success, Westco motors signed up to sell Mazda's and the rest is history as they say!

    It still needs some work but all the main parts are there as you can see

    Anyhow, enjoy!








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    That is incredible!! Mucho congrats on finding a true rarity. :shock:

    Can't say that I've seen one in Japan either, but I also hope to be proven wrong.

    Next thing I know you'll be posting pics of a T2000!

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    Congrats on finally getting a bit of real BBEEEEE in the driveway Timbo, hopefully the 9 month wait was all worth the headache and heartache.

    This is one very very rare car, lets all give Timbo the support to have it on the street as soon as possible.

    :tu: :tu: :tu:

    Paulie...

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    That is impossibly cool!

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    Thanks for sharing,Ive never seen any of those befor.
    J

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    Thanks very the kind words gang! Yeah, I never thought I would own it, just hope there's a couple left somewhere. My concern is not finding any so far in Japan. This early model was the only one badged as a 'B1500" before they were renamed the "Proceed" when the more common BUD61 series was released in October 1966 japan time.

    I do have two of the modified versions, but I'll only get make one out of two, with whats left of them. Will be nice to have it all together for Mazda's 50th anniversary next year here in Australia. I'm hoping they're planning something big!

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    You are so lucky!!! A real piece of Mazda history. Never seen it from behind. Its in very very good condition. I think that mazdajon from the japanese restorer magazine was trying to restore one. More pictures please.

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    That will look amazing and oh to have that Mazda badge :tu:

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    might have to start work on that museum now timbo or they'll start to rot.

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    Your Maz has caught the eye of someone in Japan
    http://mizma-g.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2 ... _a55c.html

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