Posts Tagged ‘mitsubishi’

Cyborg – 1989 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo

November 8, 2013

The history of the North American car market is littered with all kinds of efforts from abroad to understand what these people with their big highways, big macs and big gulps would want to drive. That makes for some interesting variety on the used car market, even if it’s now difficult to find any trace of those efforts. The Mitsubishi Mirage was consistently an also-ran on the American market, but Mitsubishi did have interesting variants of each generation. The first 3 generations of Mirage sold here all came with a turbo option, most notably the twin-stick GT-S of the first generation. However, the later car is quite interesting for having a tunable, 160hp 4G61T engine, and the possibility to upgrade by dropping in a 4G63 from an Eclipse! Find our rare survivor, a 1989 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo (known as the Cyborg in other markets) for sale in Mendocino County, CA for $2995.

1989 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo right front



Overexposed – 1988 Mitsubishi Galant Sigma

September 23, 2013

One of the great themes of 1970s and 1980s design that has yet to be repeated is the wedge, and perhaps it will never come back due to pedestrian safety rules. Great expressions of the wedge include the Lamborghini Countach and Lotus Esprit. Less great, but equally interesting wedge design cars include the Subaru XT sports coupe and the 1988-90 Mitsubishi Galant Sigma. In fact, having those two parked in your garage would make an interesting picture. In the US market, the Galant Sigma was available with a 3-liter V6 and 4-speed automatic, and had limited sales success. You can find have your own Japanese rarity, today’s 1988 Mitsubishi Galant Sigma, for $2250 in East Elmhurst, NY.

1988 Mitsubishi Galant Sigma front