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1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4


The Mitsubishi 3000GT seems like a strong bet to be recognized as a future classic

When the talk turns to future classics, one of the Japanese performance stars of the 1990s is routinely and inexplicably left off the list, the 1990-99 Mitsubishi 3000GT. This sports coupe seems to have it all – power, handling and style, plus decent support for tuners – yet it’s largely forgotten in the collector car marketplace, as is its domestic-branded version, Dodge Stealth GT.

The Pick of the Day is a 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4, described as a low-mileage, one-owner car in excellent original condition. This was the top of the heap for the 3000GT, and it includes such leading-edge technology as a twin-turbocharged V6 churning 320 horsepower, all-wheel drive and four-wheel steering.

This Mitsubishi has been driven just 66,000 miles

The Mitsubishi comes with its original bill of sale and all service records since new, the dealer says in the ClassicCars.com listing, and the car looks and functions showroom fresh. As the top-drawer model, it comes complete with a full array of luxury features, such as leather seats, power everything, decent audio system and climate control, all of which work, the dealer says.

“Previous owner was a 57-year-old lady who babied this car,” the seller, a collector car dealer in Omaha, Nebraska, says in the classic “little old lady from Pasadena” line.

The extensive photo gallery with the listing shows a remarkably clean Mitsubishi in original condition with just 66,000 miles on its odometer, just the way you’d want it. And these are excellent performance cars that are satisfying to run on the track, or used for the myriad motorsports events embraced by millennial enthusiasts.

Because the 3000GT has never come into focus as a collector car, prices are still reasonable, even for one as nice as this, which is priced at just $18,900.

I could see where great preserved originals like this one could gain their footing someday as desirable collector cars. But for now, one could take advantage of the appreciation gap and enjoy all that this hot coupe has to offer.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


  1. It was a lame car then as now, sorry. We expected Mitsubishi to knock this one out of the park and they settled for a lot less. It cost as much as a Corvette and didn’t deliver anything like its overall performance. What happened here?

  2. The performance ride and better fuel mileage was better than the vette.the vette was produced in large numbers not the gt. The vette did not offer twin turbos and lets face for the model year it was design all the way.

  3. The only people that view these cars as “lame” or anything similar are those that have not experienced them. How can you say that a car that beat the GTR33 (named Godzilla) out of the box is Lame?
    They are misunderstood and underestimated Because they have been left out of much of the movie car scene while the other, albeit lighter halo cars of its time were highly publicized.
    The truth is that a lot of it has to do with all the tech that comes onboard these monsters. Tuners don’t like tech.
    Out of the box, this was, and still is, one of the finest examples of a GT car ever made

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