To many automotive enthusiasts, the late 1980s and early 1990s were considered a “peak era” for Japanese engineering. Models like the Acura NSX, Toyota Supra, Mazda Miata, and Nissan 300ZX were a few of the standout vehicles that were popular back then – and each of those remain iconic today.
The Pick of the Day is a low-mileage 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Eagle, Idaho. (Click the link to view the listing)
Showing just 54,197 miles on the odometer, this car is still just a baby even at over 30 years old. “All-wheel drive, twin turbo, active aero with sport mode suspension,” the listing states. “Corners like a dream. Stored in a garage under cover.”
The 3000GT was sold as the Mitsubishi GTO outside North America and was co-branded as the Dodge Stealth in the United States as part of a collaboration between Chrysler and Mitsubishi. This 2+2 sports coupe had sporty character lines along with classic 1990s design elements like pop-up headlights. It was classified as a grand-tourer and was offered only as a liftback initially, although a convertible variant came down the assembly line four years later.
On paper, the 3000GT checked all the boxes for enthusiasts. It offered advanced features for its time, and the VR-4 model was the cream of the crop with equipment including an electronically-controlled suspension, all-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, active aerodynamics, and a limited-slip differential.
Under the hood, the VR-4 received a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that was rated at 300 horsepower and 308 lb-ft of torque. Power was transferred to all four corners through a five-speed manual transmission, and the seller states that the timing belt and tires have been replaced.
Based on the photos in the listing, this example is an exceptionally well-kept sports car, which says a lot since many of these were driven hard in the early days and aren’t around anymore.
To anyone out there like me who lusted after the 3000GT as a teenager and is looking to finally add one to his or her dream collection later in life, opportunity is knocking.
The seller is asking $21,500 for this immaculate Monza Red 3000GT.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.