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Mazda Luce

My first Luce. Got this one for $50 from the side of the road where it was all but abandoned. Knocked on some doors, found the owner and he decided he was sick of seeing it. Towed it home, new gas, a jump start and it fired to life. Hadn’t run in years so was super noisy (and misfiring badly) until the lifters pumped up. Was dirty but cleaned up OK. Drove it a bit, the gearbox was noisy but otherwise drove fine. Had the 2L V6 and manual box. Lush interior. Swapped it for a whole bunch of various things (couple dozen beers, a tiny tv, a stereo and some other stuff) from a mate.

I bought it under the impression it was deregistered but after I sold it I found out the registration was actually on hold.

2L JF V6
5 Speed Manual
Much dirt and smoker ash
More comfortable than my lounge suite

Update 8/3/20 – Unfortunately it appears this car met its end due to an expired registration exemption, which lapsed 5 years ago. It is a shame, this was a much tidier car than my white one, and I don’t think it would have taken much to get this one on the road, but it seems the new owner never took it for a WOF check either.

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