1977 Mitsubishi Lancer LB 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand


Bargain at $500


Original 1400 motor replaced at about 100,000 km - clutch replaced at same time and 5 speed gearbox added along with full GSR running gear.

General Comments:

This car is seriously quick and handles like it's on rails.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2003

22nd Jan 2004, 07:18

Could the person with that particular LB Lancer please contact me, I'd really like to find out some information. Thank you. I can be contacted at the email address-- pistol@bendigos.net.

12th Jul 2006, 06:11

My son is doing up a Colt Lancer 1977 model. I am trying to obtain work shop manual/s for same. Have found one for the chassis in England, but there it stops. Could someone please help me. Will pay postage etc.. from anywhere to Australia.

Contact me at rayed59@hotmail.com



13th Mar 2009, 01:46

The Lancer is a brilliant car if you can find one with the engine 4g32 1400/1600. It's a good motor that doesn't miss a beat.

If you've got a Lancer, look after it.

22nd Oct 2009, 04:10

Hi there, I have a 1977 Lancer hatch, which I have had since new.. I brought it in Brisbane. It now has done over 540,000 ks.

I put a 5 speed box in, which made it more economical to run. Been to Perth and back, to Cairns and is still my daily drive to work..

I am chasing the rubbers for the front door windows. If anybody can help with bits, I would love to hear from you, Thanks Phill.

1977 Mitsubishi Lancer LB 1.4 from Australia and New Zealand


Wished I had bought two at the time!


Leaking radiator after 200 000 km.

Broken clutch cable at 220 000 km.

General Comments:

I've owned this car from new and had very little trouble with mechanics.

This car is very sporty. Brisk performer for it's age.

Body shows no sign of rust!

Most reliable car I have ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2001