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Pick of the Day: 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4, a ’90s sports car dream

Radwood-era hatchback with a mere 11,440 miles comes equipped with the fast and furious VR4 package

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The Pick of the Day is a 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 with just one owner and only 11,440 miles “ideal for a connoisseur interested in starting or rounding out their ‘Radwood’ era-based collection,” says the dealer advertising the sports car on ClassicCars.com.

Mitsubishi released the 3000GT, known as the GTO in Japan, to the American market in 1991 to compete amongst other popular Japanese sports cars of the time, such as the Toyota Supra, Mazda RX-7 and Nissan 300ZX.

The real star of the 3000GT family had the VR4 trim.

1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 engine

The 3000GT VR4 is powered by a 3.0-liter DOHC V6 engine with twin intercooled turbochargers that’s factory rated at 320 horsepower. It also features full-time 4-wheel drive and 4-wheel steering.

The 1994-99 VR4s received an upgrade to a 6-speed manual from the previous Getrag 5-speed.

If you’re asking yourself why the 3000GT looks identical to the Dodge Stealth, that’s because the Stealth was a captive import of the 3000GT. With just slight differences in the body panels and, of course, the badges, they both came in turbo and non-turbo versions.

The 3000GT listed for sale on ClassicCars.com, is finished in factory original Caracas Red paint.

3000GT, Pick of the Day: 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4, a ’90s sports car dream, ClassicCars.com Journal

“The car remains completely unaltered from its OEM specifications and still shows some factory inspection markings and cosmoline on the underside of the body,” the dealer notes in the ad.

“New 245/40-18, Pirelli P7 tires have just been fitted to the 18” factory chrome wheels,” the dealer says. “The car includes two remote-entry fobs, three keys, original manuals, as well as the unused aluminum spare wheel and tire and new ‘Mitsubishi’ OEM battery.”

This power-packed sports car comes equipped with the “Active Aero” package “lowering the front air dam and tilting the rear spoiler with the touch of a button,” the dealer says. “This feature surely offered unparalleled aerodynamic advantages in its time.

“The car can be driven anywhere, anytime or is ripe to be hidden away until becoming even more appreciated by the enthusiast market, as it will surely continue to evolve as an appreciating asset.”

The asking price is $50,000.

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

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Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Ask yourself this question. The base price for the 2021 Corvette Coupe is $59,995. The asking price for this car is $50K. Now which one would you rather have?

  2. The first thing I learned during my recycle yard days. This engine is prone to fail and had a terrible reputation in the scrap yard business. No one wanted to sell a engine, they knew they’d have have to eat it.

    There is going to alot of Busey like folks out there as the imports turn 30 years old and are put up against some so-so American cars. Think a 1995 Camaro has this tech?

  3. Hi yes the 2021 corvette base $ is only 60K but what dealer is willing to let you have one ? most put a very generous $$ amt on top paul in NV

  4. I had gone into a Mitsubishi dealer and said I want a 3000 twin turbo and plunked down 7K in cash. They didn’t have any in-stock but I wanted to get the first car that came in. They refused to take my money because they said my credit wasn’t solid. Meanwhile I ran straight over to Papa’s Dodge. They had 3 in stock and only 1 was a twin turbo–in the color I wanted deep, deep green. I had the car in my driveway the very next day. I took it out and ran it over to Herb Chambers Dodge where I tried to by it from them. I also paid 4 thousand less at Papa’s. I honked the horn and the credit person looked up and saw me waving. Then I opened my sun roof and flipped them the good ol’ bird. I was having a great deal of fun with this machine. Blowing off NSX’s and smokin’ a lot of (not all) Corvettes. The HP and torque was not satisfying enough so I took it to a customizer in Jersey. I received great service and the car wound up with something like 450HP which was a lot in 1991. They gave me a new throaty exhaust from HKS. Also away with the older turbos and replaced with 2 mondo Mitsubishi turbos and a performance chip. They put a radar jammer in the nose and one in the rear. A super tune. No more tickets except for the one I got at night with the cop just following me. I asked what my speed was and he had no radar proof but said if I just went a hair faster, it would have become a chase. Hmmm. The car could not handle the torque of all that power and “Ka-Blam” there goes my differential and tranny. The dealer gave me a price of 9 grand to fix it. I called Dodge headquarters and spoke to some car guys and they agreed to pick up the price of a new tranny but I had to pay for labor which came to 1,100.00. I could have done even crazier things like getting a Whipple pro charger. I left it as is, and took it up to 160mph on I-84. It felt like it could go farther but I was too chicken and the car started floating. I zoomed past a radar trap so fast that they didn’t bother coming after me. That was so satisfiying. You get a lot of bang for your buck.

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