Mitsubishi Starion/3000GT/Cordia/Scorpion - 2018 market review

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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The Scorpion is the value buy in this lot.

Mitsubishi Starion/3000GT/Cordia/Scorpion - 2018 market review
Mitsubishi STarion

Mitsubishi Starion/3000GT/Cordia/Scorpion

Asking prices of around $50,000 for early Starions may come as a shock, especially when a car advertised at $55,000 reportedly managed just $8000 at auction.

Realistic money for a good JA model seems still to be around $20,000. A Mitsubishi on the cusp of extinction is the Cordia Turbo.

They are rarely seen and any really good examples that survive might make $10,000.

The Sigma-based Scorpion is less daunting to drive, easier to locate and worth less than $5000.

Twin-turbo, all-wheel steered 3000GT coupes were largely ignored in Australia when new yet are available as used imports in surprising numbers.

Twin turbos are a mechanically complex car and costly to run so $15,000 is plenty.

Cordia Turbo $4500 [1] 

Scorpion $3600 [7]

Starion 1982-85 $22,830 [3] 

Starion 1986-90 $20,000 [1]

3000GT/GTO $8975 [4] 

3000GT Twin Turbo $15,420 [17]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2018 Japanese Classic Car Value Guide.

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