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.
This next car comes from tipper David S who writes; With the recent trend of Youtubers dragging forgotten obscure gems out of bogs and doing CPR & other life support on them, this really calls to me. Sadly, I have a life to live and a TR6 in my garage that’s a 5 year stalled project, so I must avert … my eyes … from … this …Too bad it’s just one measley photo. I guess they couldn’t afford the costs of taking more? Find this 1986 Dodge Raider offered for $950 in Tarpon Springs, FL via facebash murkybrook.
I made a list of the ten things I need in a car in 2020 the other day and this next car is extremely close to hitting every single one of those points…but I should have added something about no moving seat belt anchors. Who ever thought it was a good idea for the shoulder portion of the seat belt to slide on a track was added safety should have been banned from designing car parts for life. This was as stupid an idea as the vinyl roof or a fake hood scoop…except it could get you killed or worse. However…I do like a good Chrysler Conquest/Mitsubishi Starion/Dodge Conquest…so I guess I’ll give this one a pass…but mostly because it is a proper color instead of some shade of white/grey/silver/black. Find this Chrysler Conquest TSI bidding for $6,100 in Palm Harbor, FL.
If this next car is leaving you confused..don’t fret…because if you weren’t a die-hard Gran Turismo video game fan or a JDM-savant, you might never have heard of the Mitsubishi FTO. The FTO was only built in right-hand-drive, so we never got them in North America, but the 2.0 liter MIVEC 24 valve V6 pushed 197 horsepower into the front wheels for a driving experience similar to the Eclipse. But the styling…oh, that was so much better in the FTO. ‘Tis a shame this one has the auto gearbox. Find this 1995 Mitsubishi FTO GPX offered for $10,990 in Burlington, WA via craigslist.
I love the classic Mitsubishi Van, even if it does have a Kirk Douglas chin. But Kirk Douglas (God rest his soul) doesn’t have a sweet velour interior, reclining/rotating captains chairs OR the ability take you and seven of your co-sheltering family/friends to somewhere you can stand 6-feet apart. What a strange time we live […]
The Mitsubishi Starion/Dodge Conquest/Plymouth Conquest/Chrysler Conquest was a line of 4 cars built in the 80s by Mitsubishi in Japan – rebadged for Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler to confuse everyone. It was the Japanese version of a pony car and combined a turbocharged front engine, manual trans, rear wheel drive and limited slip differentials for classic fun. Contrary […]
Mitsubishi is an oddity among the major Japanese automakers. It doesn’t have the “reliability” stamp of Honda/Toyota, but it doesn’t make many “fun” cars like Subaru (except for the Evo and maybe the VR4 things…but that is a story for another time)…but you shouldn’t overlook some of the 90s Bishis because they offer a surprising […]
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 […]
The Dodge Colt (technically an imported Mitsubishi Mirage with a Dodge emblem) is either a cool/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 back in the day. Personally I have no idea if the […]
This net car comes from Jeff who writes: When I was in high school, a friend’s parents had one of these and since then I’ve always been a fan. My only gripe is the failed joint venture between Chrysler and Cadillac, as those seats should have never been in anything other than an Eldorado. #WTF Find […]