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.
The original iteration (1989-1991 & 1992-1995) Ford Taurus SHO (Super High Output) was a love letter from the engineers at Ford’s Special Vehicle Team to everyone who wanted to have fun in a sedan. It had a screaming Yamaha V6, a 5-speed manual gearbox, and Conan O’Brien’s seal of approval. In 1996 Ford introduced a V8 SHO that had more O in the SHO, but it lacked the S…because it was only available with a slushbox auto and buyers went elsewhere after 1999. A few years later (in 2010) Ford introduced a new version of the SHO that had a whopping 365 horsepower from a twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost engine and all-wheel-drive…but a 6-speed slushbox auto. Find this 2011 Ford Taurus SHO offered for $9995 or best offer in Cherry Hill, NJ via eBay.
Racer and driving instructor Reeves Callaway bolted a hodgepodge turbo system on a BMW 320i and loaned the car to Car and Driver journalist Don Sherman who wrote a one page article on the beast. At the time, the number of folks who had the capability to turbocharge a car without ventilating the engine block […]
The 300ZX was a 2 door sports car from Nissan during the great Japanese sports car boom of the 1990s and featured a host of technology in a Isao Sono & Toshio Yamashita designed body. In recent years the 300ZX’s competitors (Supra, NSX, 993 etc) have gone through their depreciation curves and the good original […]
Okay, let’s say your name is Jeff and you are a huge fan of 5-speed cars from the late 80s/early 90s…oh yeah and they need to be red. Your budget is something less than four grand. What do you buy? Do you get a 1990 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo, or a 1986 Jeep CJ7 258ci? […]
The 300ZX was a 2 door sports car from Nissan during the great Japanese sports car boom of the 1990s and featured a host of technology in a Isao Sono & Toshio Yamashita designed body. In recent years the 300ZX’s competitors (Supra, NSX, 993) have gone through their depreciation curves and the good original ones […]
In recent years of the overpriced “stamp collecting” car era, the 300ZX’s competitors (Supra, NSX, 993) have gone through their depreciation curves and prices are reaching stupid levels, but for some reason the 300ZX (and Mitsubishi’s 3000GT/Dodge Stealth) have been floundering in the back pages of the wanted ads. Frankly, I think that is a […]
We all know the guy (or gal) who is obsessed with the 90s. Always listens to U2, quotes Seinfeld, and rocks a Zach Morris hairdo with matching preppy sweater. He probably drives a Camaro or C4 Vette…but it is probably because the dude isn’t an investment banker and doesn’t have much to spend on 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 […]