1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Aussie-delivered twin-turbo tour de force: number 65 of 117

Mitsubishi’s 3000GT in top-spec twin-turbo all-wheel-steered VR4 guise was a technological tour de force in its time.

Brought to Australia in limited numbers (117 total), the car faced an underwhelming reception when new given its high-price; and have largely remained undiscovered by general enthusiasts until recently.

Prices have shored up over the past few years, with plenty more headspace as these cars become increasingly scarce and more and more people jump on the burgeoning "JDM" bandwagon.

The car’s sophisticated 3.0lt twin-turbo V6 was front-mid mounted transversely, with all-wheel drive and steering, sprung by adaptive dampers and active aerodynamics. When new, the powertrain delivered 210kW; 4kW more than the heroic R32 GT-R and delivered in an equally technologically impressive package.

The amount of technology that Mitsubishi stuffed into the car came at a price however. When new, the 3000GT wore a list price of $90,000 (later rising to more than $117,000); the price was hard to stomach for new car buyers. Even the 100 ADM R32 GT-Rs struggled to sell with their $110,000 pricetag, and added Bathurst success.

This example is a no expense spared passion project on offer for a relative bargain to its new car price.

The 1993 3000GT VR4 is number 65 of 117 brought into the country, with the seller taking ownership in 2014.

The seller has replaced all wear and tear items as a priority over ownership, with a few neat upgrades along the way.

The car looks like an immaculate example with an items list in the listing, far too long to be included here.

We’d encourage you to check it out; as its incredibly impressive. Namely, there’s a full respray, a host of new replacement trim and bodywork, and an extremely long list of mechanical servicing and refreshing.

 This is a near-restoration of one of Japan’s most quirky sports cars.

The car is based in New South Wales, and is listed for $28,000 with 245,000kms on the clock.

You can check out the full listing here!


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