Back before AMG became the designator of sportiness in a new Mercedes-Benz, the German company would work with OEMs to turn out tuned version of their cars. We mostly think of AMG for their work with Mercedes-Benz sedans (C36 AMG, for instance) but there was a time when they collaborated with Mitsubishi to turn out a sport-tuned version of their Galant family sedan. I’m not sure why anyone would have picked the AMG tuned Galant over the factory VR-4 rally version, but if you could live with front wheel drive and cared more about status, this was one way to get it. AMG only built a few hundred of these things, so get this one before it becomes a collectable. Find this 1992 Mitsubishi Galant GTi-16V AMG bidding for $7500 on BringADoug… oh… wait… carsandbids.com. Sorry about that. Tip from Hugh who describes this as Hans-Werner Aufrect and Erhard Melcher go to Japan.
From the seller:
THIS… is a 1992 Mitsubishi Galant AMG Type 1, finished in Schloss Silver Metallic with a gray interior.
This is a right-hand-drive, Japanese-spec car that’s registered in New Jersey. Reportedly imported from Japan in May 2019, it’s equipped with a metric instrument cluster and its odometer displays about 111,500 kilometers, which represents approximately 69,300 miles.
This Galant is equipped with the desirable 5-speed manual transmission.
Factory equipment includes 15-inch wheels, an AMG-specific body kit, a rear wiper, wood interior trim, suede-like upholstery, AMG-branded front sport seats, plus cassette and CD players, among other features. The only modification reported by the seller is a RalliArt emblem on the grille.
Mitsubishi unexpectedly joined forces with AMG, which was an independent company at the time, to create a sportier version of the sixth-generation Galant. Released in 1989, and positioned below the rally-bred VR-4, the sedan gained upgrades like a specific engine fitted with redesigned camshafts and pistons, a sportier-looking body kit, and a more upscale interior. AMG never tuned another Mitsubishi.
556 units of the Galant AMG Type 1 were built, according to the seller, including 289 fitted with a 5-speed manual. 839 units of the Type 2 were produced. Galant production ended in 1994.
Power comes from a 2.0-liter “4G63” 4-cylinder engine, rated at 168 horsepower and 141 lb-ft of torque. Tuned by AMG, it spins the front wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission.
West New York, NJ 07093
Schloss Silver Metallic
AMG-specific body kit
Wood interior trim
AMG-branded front sport seats
Power-adjustable door mirrors
Power-operated windows and locks
Cassette and CD players
RalliArt emblem on the grille
Some rust on the passenger-side windshield wiper arm
Wear on the outer front seat bolsters
Sun damage on the dashboard (above the instrument cluster)
Cracks in the wood trim pieces on the door panels
Hood insulation pad worn
Recent Service History
The seller states that the list of parts recently replaced on this Galant since 2019 includes:
Drivetrain: Timing belt, timing belt tensioner, water pump, thermostat, temperature sensor, fan switch, balance shaft belt, oil and filter, air filter, fuel filter, spark plugs, spark plug wires, spark plug cover bolts, battery, hood insulation pad, and transmission fluid
Wheels, suspension, and brakes: Tires, lug nuts, plus front and rear brakes. The wheels were reconditioned as well.
Exterior: Emblems and window trim spacers
Interior: Shift knob, radio, and speakers
Receipts for some of these parts are shown in the gallery.
Other Items Included in Sale
Available import-related documents
Available parts invoices
Spare set of 15-inch Galant AMG wheels (shown in the gallery)
The seller is listing this Galant on behalf of a customer, who purchased it in 2019 and has put about 300 miles on it. He adds that he personally imported this car from Japan for its owner in May 2019.
The seller states this Galant has been repainted in its factory color to correct spots of fading.
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