From The Pen of Giugiaro: 1972 Mazda 1800 Luce Sedan

The Mazda Luce isn’t just another random Japanese classic from the early 70s…because it was styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Bertone Design Group and looks more Lancia than Mazda. Unfortunately the car was a flop when it was new and only a few where imported and a smaller number have survived the rust over the years…so I’m pleasantly surprised the few remaining are so cheap. Find this 1972 Mazda 1800 Luce sedan offered for $2200 in Olympia, WA via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1972 Mazda 1800 Luce 

fuel: gas 

title status: clean 

transmission: manual 

Selling my Mazda 1800 sedan.

Great starting point for restoration.

Should be considered a running, driving project.

New brakes front and rear as well as shocks, rebuilt front suspension.

Sidedraft intake with a 40mm Weber. 

Engine has an oil leak at the pan.

Converted at some point from an automatic to 5 speed manual.

Electronic ignition and recent tune up.

Converted lug bolt pattern to 4×114 to ease wheel selection (original is 4×120)

New 15″ tires on American Racing wheels.

Solid floors and trunk, rust in the tops of the front fenders and around gas filler. I have a patch panel for the gas filler.

Interior is missing carpet but the door panels, headliner and dash are in good shape.

Can send more pic’s upon request.

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