Back in the mid 1980s if you wanted a Mitsubishi with a turbo engine in the front and rear wheel drive, you had four cars to choose from — the Mitsubishi Starion, Dodge Conquest, Plymouth Conquest, and Chrysler Conquest…but they were really the same car with different badges. Today’s next example of the Conquestarion has […]
This next car comes as a tip from Jeff G who writes: 92 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS, manual, 55k miles, 1-owner car. They’re pretty proud of it, but gonna be hard pressed to find a better looking one of these… That is very true, because most Eclipses from the 90s have long been turned into drag […]
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 […]
The trick to a happy life involves some kind of balance in most of the things that you do. Exercise, eating, drinking…these are given, but what about cars? You should also balance the size of your off-road vehicle somewhere between little things like the Suzuki Samurai and giant beasts like a GMC Yukon…which is exactly […]
The facebreak people had some DNS related issues yesterday that lead to some downtime for its captive audience of mindless automaton baby boomers and I think I discovered the source. This Minica Toppo was too much for its antiquated servers and got caught in a maelstrom of conflicting anti-spam anti-fake-news anit-bot software that caused a […]
The Dodge Colt was an imported Mitsubishi Mirage with a Dodge emblem and is either an interesting cheap classic if you never had to rely on one for daily driving use or a total pile of garbage if you needed drive one for many miles a day. The little pony is covered in TURBO stickers, but the “twin-stick” (it is a 4-speed gearbox with a 2-speed transfer case controlled by that dainty lever to the left of the stick) is either a neat trick to entertain your passengers or just something else to break…depending on how you feel about this kinda thing. Find this 1984 Dodge Colt GTS offered for $3950 in Elk Grove, CA via craigslist. Tip from Jason.
This next car comes as a tip from Mr Mark who writes: Here’s an 80-something Conquest. The seller doesn’t state which brand it is, I think this was the Chrysler-branded version of the Starion? Anyway, unlike the Hurst Olds featured the other day, which I noted had “so little potential”, this guy has tons of potential. The seller says so! Just check out that underhood tubing, the very, uh, prominent exhaust and WORKING DIGITAL DASH! But you might want to protect that custom intercooler first. Yes indeed, this is a Chrysler and that IC would be demolished trying to pull this onto a flatbed for sure. Find this 1985 Chrysler Conquest offered for $3750 in Warrenton, VA via craigslist.
Happy Pi Day to all the true Pi-day adherents, I won’t get started on those wacky Pi-approximatists who celebrate on July 22 (heathens & heretics the lot of them!!), but I will explain what this next car has to do with 3.14. There is an expression about being American as apple pie, so I have to assume that there is an equivalent expression about something being as Japanese as a pie. Probably not apple pie, in fact the pie is probably fish flavored or one of those delicious okonomiyaki pancakes…so this next car is as Japanese as okonomiyaki. Which is essentially pie…a synonym for pi…wait I don’t have to justify myself to you non-pi day plebeians…I’m going to go eat some pi…or…err…pie now. Find this 1995 Mitsubishi FTO GPX offered for $8950 in Bend, OR via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
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.