How many more years will the Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 languish at the bottom of the cool car list? These things were absolutely righteous when new and many of their contemporary peers (the Supra, NSX, 911, Jeep Grand Cherokee, et cetera) have become rapidly appreciating classics with high prices and fancy parties…but the 3000GT VR4 just sits forlornly at used car lots like the cheese log at your last party. Everybody knows what it is, but nobody wants it. Find this 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 offered for $6000 in Sheridan, CA via eBay.
Mitsubishi’s entry into the 90s Japanese supercar wars was a technologically advanced heavyweight brute. It was the automotive equivalent of a German Tiger II tank when compared to Mazda’s RX-7 M4 Sherman and Toyota’s Supra MkIV Matilda. If the terrain involved turns and obstacles the 3000GT was outgunned, but head to head on a long stretch of tarmac, the twin-turbocharged V6 was a menace even before owners started turning up the boost. Today, prices for the Supra are insane, prices for the RX-7 with an original engine (hah, good luck!) are getting insane, but the 3000GT (and its Dodge Stealth RT cousin) are still not bad. Find this 1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 offered for $17,700 in Mesa, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
It was only a matter of time. Whenever I post a well priced Nissan Z32 300ZX Twin Turbo, someone always sends in a tip for a Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 (or a Dodge Stealth R/T)…or sometimes the other way around. And I always fall for it…which isn’t a bad thing because we could all use a little […]
It is Pi-day today, time to enjoy a slice of lemon meringue. Tipper SecondMouse sent in the following car with some commments: Back in the day, this car, which Road and Track called “…too far ahead of its time.”, was forced to stand in the shade of the Toyota Supra. The Mitsu 3000 was a […]
The Dodge Stealth was a badge engineered version of the Mitsubishi 3000GT — imported into the USA around the same time as the Diamond Star Motors imports (Eclipse/Talon/Laser) but the Stealth and 3000GT were both built in Japan. The only difference between the Mitsu and Dodge version were cosmetic, and personally, I like the looks […]
Somebody wiser than me once said: The odometer on this car is like the birth year of my last girlfriend…I know it was pushed back, but I just don’t know how far. Today’s next car probably isn’t the victim of odometer fraud, but it sure looks nice for a 25 year old Mitsubishi. Find this […]
The Toyota Supra and Acrua NSX have become sought after collectibles, but they left behind the awesome 3000GT VR4 and the Nissan 300Z — what is the deal? If a 3000GT had been featured in the first Fast and Furious movie, would they be worth mint today? Who knows, but I’ll take my Japanese cars […]
The 3000GT VR4 was Mitsubishi’s entry into the Japanese supercar wars of the 1990s and it was a technological tour-de-force of turbochargers and traction. One turbo was not enough, so Mitsu used two, — two wheels putting power to the pavement wasn’t good enough, so they used four — two wheels steering, hah, steer with […]
The Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 was a monster of a Japanese sports tourer when first released in 1991 with its 300 horsepower twin turbo V6 mated to all four wheels. It may have been a bit porky on the scales (3800 lbs) and complex, but it is destined to be a future collectible…umm…just not today…today it […]
This feature violates all of DT’s basic tenets, specifically it isn’t rear-drive, manual transmission, remotely quick, or even a good deal…so why is it being posted? Simply because it allows us to ask our readers about one of the oddest phenomenon on craigslist just this side of ALLCAPSLOCK. It doesn’t matter that this is a […]