When it’s new, today Good price or no dice The 3000GT VR-4 was one of the most complex cars money could buy. Let’s see if this seemingly good example now comes at an uncomplicated price.
An interesting design like yesterday’s design 1984 Chevy S-10 تحويل Convertible Truck It wasn’t, even a gorgeous gull-shaped side door, and the interior furnished with comfy captain’s chairs could beat the $10,800 asking price. Maybe that was too high, or maybe the show was less than half that just a couple of years ago had an impact. Whatever the final decision, Chevy ended up with a massive 89 percent loss with no dice.
Today let’s turn back the clock to the 1990s, the era that many (meaning me) see as the heyday of the great Japanese sports coupe. In this decade, vehicles like the Nissan 300ZX, Toyota Supra, Mazda RX7, and Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 hit the peak of the target, giving buyers previously unheard of levels of style, performance and sophistication.
Mitsubishi wasn’t the biggest of the bunch, both in wheelbase and overall length (although it’s the widest), and in retractable Spyder form, it’s the heaviest. The roof mechanism costs the car nearly 400 pounds with added weight. Good thing then, that the VR-4 has 300 horsepower and a full-time AWD to help hide those extra pounds.
A mechanical roof isn’t the big Mitsubishi’s only party trick either. These cars were uncompromising in their complexity, offering active aerodynamics, four-wheel steering, electronically-adjustable damping, and a pair of turbos on its three-liter DOHC V6.
Such complexity tends to age poorly if not tended by a respectful and competent steward and the seller of today’s 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Spyder He claims it was that long ago.
The car is offered in a custom black paint that is covered in a pearlescent clear coat. Adding to the custom look, the hood, front fenders, and nose were replaced with aftermarket or newer-model pieces and door handles were shaved off in preference to remote-controlled poppers. There are a number of other mods here, and they all come together in a look that appears to have been carefully and efficiently executed.
Inside, custom work continues, with black and blue leather, imitation suede upholstery and a modern double DIN stereo. It also appears that everything in the cabin has been well maintained and carefully maintained. The top is said to work as it should, except for the head latch, although the seller says it’s waiting for replacement latch gears to be manufactured, so it currently requires manual attachment. That’s some dedication.
This care is most important when looking at the car’s mechanics as these 3000GTs tend to be a bit tough and brittle. The five-speed gearbox has been newly rebuilt and, according to ad information, the engine has seen a lot of work, including the adoption of a European-spec 19T turbo with variable compression ejection. With all the updates, the seller estimates the engine is good for the 400 hp it sits and can do the 600 with an insane high boost and some slack.
Bringing everything home, the car comes with a clean title and just 86,000 miles on the indicator.
Now, this 3000GT is clearly a one-person passion game. This may limit its attractiveness to others who may not have the same level or enthusiasm as the seller, but will likely be met with the right price tag.
That asking price is $28,000, available for unmodified cars, and pretty low when compared to contemporary Supras, so it’s probably a solid alternative. What do you think, is the 3000GT VR-4 Spyder worth that $28,000 price tag? Or does this only complicate matters?
It’s your decision!
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