Owned 21 Years: 1999 Mazda B2500 LT1 Street Machine – SOLD!
May 10, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
April 17, 2021 Update – Fast forward eight months and we just came across this new listing for this LT1-powered Mazda B2500 mini-truck we first featured during the summer of 2020. This time around, the original owner and builder lowered their asking price by $5,000 so that it’s now down to $8,500 or the best in-person cash offer. There is a lot here to like for a you-can’t-replicate-it-for-this-price.
September 15, 2020 Update – The listing for this unique mini-truck-based street machine expired, so for now we’re assuming this Mazda is “Sold?” unless we come across a new listing in the future.
August 18th Update – We’re surprised to still see this unique LT-1 powered Mazda B2500 still available one month later. Despite the listing now being one month old, the private seller indicates in his post that if the ad is still listed, his truck remains available for purchase. Is it the bright orange hue, the drag racing-inspired interior, or the Mazda styling that is preventing this truck from selling?
It’s no secret we’re big fans of truly small trucks, especially the still-popular-to-this-day third-generation Ford Ranger produced from 1998 through 2012. Those who dare to be different often try to find the Mazda badge-engineered version of the Ranger called the B2500. Over the weekend, the original owner of a rare 1999 B2500 originally listed their truck in July 2020 and then relisted it in April 2021 on Craigslist in LaGrange, New York with an asking price of $13,500. With the NADA Guides Online Classic Car Online Valuation Tool listing their “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range at only $2,350, $4,225, and $5,975, respectively, you may be wondering why we aren’t giving this truck our latest “NEW!” (short for “No Effin Way!) Award. Simple. After paying his truck off in 2004, the original owner set off on a quest to make a great V8-powered sleeper truck. Go ahead, try and source a similar B2500 that hasn’t been beaten to death, and then proceed to add a Corvette LT1 crate motor and other numerous modifications for $13,500. We agree with the original owner’s statement saying, “Treat yourself and buy it built already.”
There is a lot to love about this custom Mazda that appears to be a very high-quality build. The original owner’s complete description of his beloved build really says it all:
“CHEVROLET CORVETTE LT1 POWERED
LOWERED SHOW TRUCK
1999 Mazda B2500
ONE OWNER, ONE OF A KIND
Has way too much to list.
This truck has the top of the line of everything that has been professionally done.
Everything is new from top to bottom, every nut and bolt included!
Bought truck new in 1999, paid it off in 2004.
It was lowered in 2010 and put a small V-8 in it at that time.
Put about $10,000 into it then.
Between 2015-2018 put well over $20,000 in to it.
Took the body off, replaced every nut and bolt, new wiring, new paint, new tires,
new Cragars, new gas tank, and shaved door handles off which open electronically.
All new interior, racing seats, new rugs, new stereo, new amp, new speakers, new gauges and tach.
350 Corvette LT1 crate motor with a mild cam and nitrous.
TPI has been removed and replaced with a high rise manifold carb set up.
Dual exhaust out the sides, look hard you can see the black pipes.
Go Mango Metallic Mopar paint
Custom Decals New Mazda Logo Stripes, removable if you want
EVERYTHING IS NEW!
Again, way too much to list.
This is one owner with over $30,000 in to it.
Turn key and go! Needs nothing.
A freakin’ sleeper, smile, wave and see ya!
Treat yourself and buy it built already.”
So what would you do to make this custom B2500 your own? Comment below and let us know!