10k: Why So Cheap? 1992 Mitsubishi 3000 GT VR-4, Low Miles

Last week we discussed the Nissan 300ZX TT market and  asked why the NSX, Supra & Porsche 993 have appreciated in the last two decades, but the 300ZX has languished in sub 2-year-old Kia territory.  The big car missing from our discussion was the Mitsubishi 3000 GT VR-4, another high-tech, high-power and high-complexity Japanese sports car from the 90s boom.  Today’s example is sold from the original owner, features a shockingly low 30k miles on the odometer and is dirt cheap.  Find this 1992 Mitsubishi 3000 GT VR-4 for sale in Orange County, CA for $10,000 via craigslist.  Tip from Brian P.

We don’t like giving out the inexplicably awesome Unsold Adams award…but the photos in this ad are just worthless.  Great way to highlight the dead grass in the lawn and avoid showing what looks like a minty clean 30k mile 3000 GT VR-4.

What is this a picture of?  The airbag cover?  Excellent, airbag cover looks intact.  What about focusing/exposing on the gauges so we can see the 30k miles. Our best hypothesis for the less than 1500 miles per year is that this car was used by a professional photographer who didn’t get many gigs.  We just hope the owner has kept up on oil changes and maintenance as the finicky 3.0 liter twin turbo V6 producing 300 horsepower and mated to all four wheels can be expensive to repair.

Another portrait orientation picture focused on a piece of dirty pavement and dead grass.  However, there is an important DT lesson to be gleaned from this car.  If this is the original owner, if it is in great shape with only 30k miles…then the poorly put together ad should only increase your want for this minty clean modern classic because you aren’t going to find many more with so few miles for cheap.  See another poor ad, good car combo? tips@dailyturismo.com