1k: Great Little Car: 1977 Mazda GLC

The 3rd generation Mazda Familia AP was released around the world as the 323, but in North America as the GLC…short for Great Little Car.  It was a subcompact living on a rear-wheel-drive platform and unfortunately short lived as the deluge of front-drive ecrapoboxes took the place of proper right-wheel-drive vehicles.  By 1980 the Familia had a front-drive chassis, but a few of the 1977-1980 rear-drive classics are still available for your drifting pleasure.  Find this 1977 Mazda GLC for sale in Omaha, NE for $1,350 via craigslist.  Tip from Andy L.

The GLC is powered by a 1.3 liter inline-4 cylinder engine putting out 49 horsepower and 63 ft-lbs of torque.  It won’t be particularly fast or thrilling, but with a sub 1800 lb curb weight and 4 inch wide 70-series tires, the little hatchback should be good for something…

The seller mentions something about a Rotary engine, but we assume he is recommending that the next owner swap in a rotary engine.  The seller also mentions that the white 77 GLC is also for sale, but for $2k with 44k original miles.  Maybe buy both so that you’ll more likely have one running for your commute.

pic from curbsideclassics.com

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