1969 Mazda 1500 Deluxe from Australia and New Zealand - Comments

16th May 2008, 18:15

Hi, I used to own a 69 Deluxe - gave it away many years ago.

I've just spotted a 69 SS on eBay and have become interested in buying; once you have the 1500 bug, I think it's permanent!

If you could post any feedback here that would be great.

Michael

Brisbane, Australia.

19th May 2008, 04:57

To Michael Brisbane. We have a 1968 Mazda 1500 SS. Have had it from new. (It is in Brisbane.) All original equipment with it. An exceptional car. We know it is a classic. Are considering putting it on the market. John.

27th Aug 2008, 23:48

To John with May comment - Is the 1500 SS for sale?

I am in Brisbane and I have a complete 1968 1500 SS which needs a bit of restoring. It may be easier to buy yours and sell mine to someone else to save me all of the hassles of restoration.

John D.

9th Oct 2008, 05:48

To JohnD. Your comment 27/08/08. Yes our 1968 Mazda 1500 SS is for sale. It is an original vehicle and quite special. Would be happy to hear from you if you would like to check it out. E Mail is jpxpd@bigpond.com Regards John.

3rd Jan 2009, 03:58

Hello people who own Mazdas, the 1500 SS model. Let's face it, as the years go by, half of what's left won't be around, which means the ones that are will be collectible, and worth a little more you can bet...

3rd Jan 2009, 20:25

I finally own my mother's Mazda 1500 Deluxe, as she said she would give it to me when she can no longer drive. It's a 69 sua white 4 door in immaculate condition for its age. She bought it back in 73, now it's only done 162000 miles odd and she only drove once a week, always garaged and she always said it's her baby.

She only took the original factory plastic wrap of the sun visors 5 yrs ago, I freaked out!

A truly amazing Mazda, which is very stylish, comfortable, and zippy on the road, and very rare.

So I will look after it the same way.

30th Jan 2009, 08:32

I love the Mazda 1500 and 1800 full range models.

I will say one thing; don't sell.

Ask the highest price for them, this way they will be a collectible much quicker...

Thank you to you all owners of such a great car.

22nd Feb 2009, 18:14

I love the sexy styled interior, the way this car was built in the late sixties by a fine italian was unheard of.

When Mazda got the better of the car and badged it with an M, it only meant that Mazda drivers could enjoy the feel of this true classic. Fiat style, Alfa blood is how I would describe this fine piece of motor vehicle.

I cannot get over the SS model, it had all the extras you could want. Front discs, sports wheel, power antenna to name a few. I have one and will hold on to it as long as possible.

Not as known as the RX2/RX3/RX4 models, but I can promise it is a extreme classic car and a collectible due to Mr Bertone.

Love this car drives as good as new, the handling in its time and even now is excellent. Best thing is they don't attract rust, but do attract females that's for sure.

I wish the owners would put them in a club to keep them around in immaculate condition for the next generation to see how classics where built, not the cars we drive now - recycled coke cans that run on sugar cane...

22nd Jul 2009, 22:16

Hi all 1500SS enthusiasts - having owned one 20 odd years ago, I can say that yes they are a handsome car, and one that Alfa should have built instead of the more matronly Berlina they penned. I eventually installed a 1750cc Alfa motor and box in mine. A friend drove one with a 13B installed as well.

I am though somewhat floored by the ideas of value - these cars are pretty and are nice to drive, but surely thinking they are worth more than 8K for an immaculate original is hard to imagine.

Ultimately rarity does not equate with actual value. Though good to see they are enthusiastically sought out.

Cheers Michel.

7th Aug 2009, 01:48

Hi all you Mazda 1500 SS fans. The first car I ever bought, for my 21st birthday, was a brand spanking new 1500 SS, 1 of the first 8 ever brought into Australia in April 1968. It was fabulous and began my love of all things Mazda ever since, (I am now on my 7th). It was so much better built than anything around at the time, and proved to be extremely reliable, as they all are. On a trip from Sydney to Cairns & return in 1971, with 4 adults in the car, and towing a box trailer, EVY, as she was affectionately known, returned 33mpg for the 5000 mile trip. I am into classic cars (own a Hillman Imp GT) but wouldn't mind trying to find a Mazda 1500 SS. Happened to see a magnificent 1500 Deluxe in Devonport the other day and brought back memories of the 150,000 miles I did in "Evy", and lets face it, they still look good today amongst all the look alike cars running around at the moment.

Cheers, with a tear in my eye,

David

N.W. Tasmania.

28th Oct 2009, 21:16

Mazda 1500 SS models are rare now, so ask more than 15000.

Trust us, we know Italian cars.

14th Nov 2009, 03:40

I have collected some many cars in my life and have been reading comments people have left on this site.

The 1500 and 1800 models as well as the 1500 SS model.

Let's correct some comments left here...

Someone mentioned the price of a 1500SS Mazda, which is next year 42 years old.

How can you not ask for $15000 thousand starting point and up to $35000 thousand for them now. They are rare, you will not find one in bad condition, as owners are restoring them and placing them into clubs.

Never will you find one for $2500 or even $5000.

You've got be nuts to sell at that price today.

Mazda RX2s, RX3s, RX4s are very expensive now.

So a car like the 1500 SS SUA 1968 1969 model in mint condition with books needs to be valued from $15000-$35000.

Don't listen to people who don't have them or had one many years ago, or have a 1500 but not the SS model. Those people will try anything to make you believe, what do they know.

I'll give you an example. A Corolla 1968 base model low kms books mint condition sold for $12599 at the auctions, so you're telling us they are over priced? Wake up and look at what's around. It's 2010 in 2 months, where have you been.

And I own four, so why would I sell?

All the best to you owners of the Mazda 1500SS and 1800 models.

The Mazda 1500 sSS is rare, a collectible car, and needs to be insured for $15000 plus.

26th Nov 2009, 21:03

You are spot on buddy.

1st Jan 2010, 15:08

Hi, once again, when you say they are worth 2k-4k, the Mazda 1500, they must be in poor condition.

The SS 1500 Mazda is and will be a collector for the Mazda range.