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 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 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 was a 4-wheel-drive supercoupe that (when new) competed with the likes of Toyota’s Supra, Porsche’s 911 993, and Acura NSX. It was a triumph of technology over temerity in 1994, but 20 years later the Supra/911/NSX have appreciated into the climate controlled garages of the elite, while the 3000GTs are still […]
Hope all readers are enjoying your Sunday — perhaps a lazy afternoon in the garage, or a day jam packed full of sitting on the couch and preparing for Monday. Whatever you do, I hope it involves a few minutes of staring at this nicely preserved piece of classic Japanese rolling art. Find this 1992 […]
It’s well known that angular shots add movement and excitement to the subject being photographed. Too many canted (or Dutch) angles on a horizontal subject like a car become like KFC’s departed Double Down sandwich: too much of a good thing that just becomes nauseating. Perhaps this Eclipse’s seller wants to convey the awesomeness of his […]
Rally-inspired technology was as much of a buzzword in the ’80s and ’90s as Nurburgring-developed suspension is today. Yet the principle is the same. Who among us doesn’t want to play racecar in a family sedan? Ergo, the latest Porsche Panamera and the white wonder you’re looking at today are only differentiated by their price […]