JDM — Japanese Domestic Market — vehicles have become very popular within the car-collecting community, especially with those who grew up with the Fast ’n Furious movie franchise. The Pick of the Day is a JDM vehicle that may not be fast or furious, but it certainly will turn heads at any car show, import or domestic.
The Pick of the Day is a 1993 Mitsubishi Delica P35W Starwagon, (click on the link to view the advertisement), but unlike your typical import van, this one has is 4×4 complete with body-protecting brush bars.
The Offroad Express-edition van, being advertised on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Cleveland, Tennessee, has its steering wheel on the right side of the passenger compartment, standard issue for JDM vehicles, and is powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine.
The advertisement includes a link to a half-hour detailed walk-around video. In the text of the ad, the dealership notes that the van has air conditioning, 4×4 high and low gearing, cruise control, automatic transmission, power brakes and steering, and rides on BFGoodrich all-terrain tires.
It also has three rows of seats, featuring “rearrangeable seating which makes a bed, recliner, or has passenger(s) facing each other or facing forward. There also are privacy curtains. The front seats have adjustable lumbar and the steering column tilts for driver comfort.
The van has power windows in front and pop-open windows at the rear, Bluetooth audio, dual USB charging ports, and front and rear climate controls.
Mitsubishi launched the Delica van/recreation vehicle in the late 1960s, the model name reportedly a contraction for “delivery car.” The third-generation Delica was produced from 1986 through 1993 with what Mitsubishi called “soft cube” styling and with enhanced safety features.
The van on offer shows 102,800 miles and the ad details recent service.
The dealership is asking $19,500 for this unusual JDM vehicle.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.