1993 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Full rotisserie build with Evo 3 RS driveline: 35K in parts, paint & panel

Early Lancers, especially high-spec performance models, are a rarity on Australian roads these days.

Perhaps you’ve forgotten an age where streets used to be littered with the things, but have a hard think about when the last time you saw one in the wild.

Early Evos (1-3) are virtually unseen, brought into the country in small numbers as grey imports.

The Lancer GSR was the precursor to 20 years of "Evolution", as well as four World Rally Driver’s Championships throughout the Golden Age of 90s WRC. The GSR was sold new in Australia, arriving late in 1992, more than a year before Subaru’s WRX.

It was an all-paw turbocharged 1.8lt pocket rocket, with an 8.5:1 compression ratio and knock sensor from factory. But it looked nothing like the Evo… It actually looked rather drab.

This Japanese-spec 1993 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR doesn’t look like the usual drab GSR; and gone is the little 1.8lt motor it came with.

It’s actually an exacting conversion to the rare Evo III RS; bearing the fearsome 4G63 turbo motor and rebuilt with forged internals. It makes 315kW at the rear wheels on E85.

The car was fully torn down and underwent a rotisserie rebuild with all the Evo’s visual components.

It presents as immaculate, and reportedly has $35,000 in parts, paint and panel behind it.

The price? It’s listed for $25,000. Hmmmm….. tempting indeed.

The car is based in South Australia, and the seller states he may be open to a part trade for an old Datsun, Mazda or Sigma Turbo.

Check out the full listing here!


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