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.
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.
“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.