Mitsubishi FTO/Starion/Galant/Legnum/Sigma/Scorpion - 2021 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Mitsubishi FTO/Starion/Galant/Legnum/Sigma/Scorpion

An interesting mix in this section of locally delivered and low volume import Mitsubishis, so let’s begin at the expensive end and finish with the cheapies.

Starions have for decades been undervalued; something the $29,000 paid recently at auction for a 116,000km car hasn’t helped redress. 2.0-litre turbo VR4s were rally stars of the early 1990s but quickly forgotten once the EVO arrived. They are enjoying a resurgence though and $25,000 buys a good one.

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Later Legnum VR4 wagons and V6 turbo Galants offer practical performance and cost just $12-15,000 while you can find a cute FTO coupe for half that money.

Sigma 2.0 litres and the two-door Scorpion were once Australia’s best selling Japanese cars but are being neglected into oblivion, despite someone recently paying $11K for a good Scorpion.

FTO 1994-99 $6160 [7]

Galant VR4 1989-93 $19,965 [3]

Galant VR4 1996-01 $16,680 [5]

Legnum VR4 1996-01 $9920 [5]

Sigma 2.0/Scorpion $4340 [7]

Starion 1982-89 $34,075 [5]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2021 Japanese Classic & Performance Value Guide.

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