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Cutaway Mitsubishi Galant GTO MR – Picture of the Week

Even though I have a soft spot for Mitsubishi, I post far too little content involving that brand. So to make up for that, here is a cutaway drawing of one of my all time favorite Mitsubishi cars: the Galant GTO MR.

Mitsubishi Galant GTO MR cutaway drawing
Mitsubishi Galant GTO MR cutaway drawing

The drawing is attributed to Takashi Jufuku and this is definitely one of his earlier works. I would personally say this was drawn when the Galant GTO was still new.

What I love about this cutaway drawing, is that you can actually see how the Galant GTO is built. One of the things I wasn’t aware of is that, despite being the high end performance model, it was still on leaf springs! Another detail that brings up more questions is what is that center pod on the roof supposed to be? Pilot lights?

And finally, the exhaust third muffler is mounted vertically. A single exhaust pipe enters this muffler, but two pipes exit, make a twist and then are sticking out of the back horizontally again. What a waste of resources to make this car look more sporty with two exhaust pipes. At least they were “functional” and not some cosmetically added pipes.

Family Album Treasures: flared Galant GTO

Everything is right in this photo: not only does the Mitsubishi Galant GTO have a set of (fender) flares but also its owner has its share in that!
Flared Mitsubishi Galant GTO
The GTO is standing on some typically late 70s kyusha shoes: a pair of deep dished Hayashi Streets and the same goes for its owner again. Now if only the GTO was smoking as well it would have been a perfect family album photo!

Found at Starbowz

What does this kyusha lineup have in common?

A yonmeri Skyline C110, a facelifted first generation Celica, a Mistubishi Galant GTO, another facelifted first generation Celica and finally a first generation Mazda Savanna RX-7. What does this kyusha lineup have in common? Well, appart from the owners being in the same car club obviously…

Simple: they all have fender mirrors! Just look how much more beautiful these cars get when you realize they all feature them!

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