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Down on the Street: little red Mitsubishi FTO

About one year ago I spotted this Mitsubishi FTO in my rear view mirror and when I drove home from work after picking up my brand new Civic I spotted the little red FTO parked on the side of a street:
Down on the Street: Mitsubishi FTO
Of course I could not let it pass, parked my car alongside and started taking snapshots. The old guy in the photo was not related to the car and had no idea to who it belonged nor was he impressed when I told it the car was actually quite special.

Even though the FTO is the little FWD brother of the Mitsubishi GTO/3000GT it is a design of its own: Continue reading

DOTS: little red Mitsubishi FTO

In the Netherlands we did receive a couple of the cool nineties-era Mitsubishi products like the Lancer Evo II (and III), GTO (called 3000GT here) and the Eclipse, but the FTO was a Japan-only exclusive model. You can imagine my amazement when I spotted this little red RHD Mitsubishi FTO in my rear view mirror:
Down on the Street: Mitsubishi FTO
Can you see it?

Or here a bit better: Continue reading

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