Unboxing Dutch Mitsubishi brochures from the 80s and 90s!

May 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

I received a huge stack of Mitsubishi brochures, and this time they come from the Dutch dealerships!
Unboxing Dutch Mitsubishi brochures from the 80s and 90s!

Most of the brochures are from the 80s and early 90s, including the Cordia and the Starion. But I also couldn’t resist getting that late 90s Galant that I love soooooo much. Watch the unboxing below: Read the rest of this entry →

JAF 2013: the Mitsubishi Cordia barn find

June 1, 2013 in barn find, event, Events, jaf2013

At the JAF this note on a 1983 Mitsubishi Cordia drew my attention:
JAF 2013: Mitsubishi Cordia barnfind
For the non-Dutchies: it states the car has been in a barn for 28 years and now after 29 years and 5 months it had 2 MOTs and 3500 kilometers on the odometer! Yes, that’s for real!

This is what the car looks like: Read the rest of this entry →

Commerical time: Lancer fights on in China

November 16, 2010 in Commerical time

I always liked the looks of the seventh generation Lancer, especially when it became available in that awesome EVO package. I really have fond memories of seeing a EVO V up close during a smoke break in 2001 when one of the (shady) business partners of one of my former employers parked it right next to me. I can still remember that awesome sound, those awesome looks and that awesome smell of burnt oil! šŸ™‚

Anyways, I’m drifting off a bit too much… The Chinese car manufacturer Soueast is building the seventh generation of the Lancer in license. In other words, you can still buy them!

There is also a sports edition with a restyled nose. Let’s hope the Chinese are sane enough to offer the EVO versions as well! šŸ™‚

Car chases: Mitsubishi versus Nissan

March 12, 2010 in Car chases

Time for some more car chases! This time it is Mitsubishis versus Nissans!
Edit: embedding was disabled by the user. Click on the image to watch the video!

This video clip of Guerilla: Tokyo Police Group 8 shows what carnage a group of Nissans can do against the police Mitsubishis. Lucky enough Shou Kuramoto (chief Daimon in Seibu Keisatsu) kills off the rocket launcher. Unfortunately two perfectly good Nissan Gazelle S110s get killed instantly and the Cedric manages to survive a good 8 minutes. So the Mitsubishis prevail over the Nissans. Nissan versus Mitsubishi, 0 : 1.

DOTS: Misubishi Starion widebody

February 21, 2010 in dots

I was digging through my old photo archives and found a couple of pictures of cars I spotted down on the street some years ago. Let’s kick off with this widebody Mitsubishi Starion:
DOTS: Mitsubishi Starion widebody
DOTS: Mitsubishi Starion widebody

Back then I was living in a neighborhood near the center of Amsterdam where parking was free. So a lot of people living in the center of Amsterdam were parking their car opposite to my house, the Starion owner included.

He drove the Starion only once or twice per month and the rest of the time it was just parked there gathering rust/dust, including being parked slant.

DOTS: Mitsubishi Starion widebody
DOTS: Mitsubishi Starion widebody

The badges told me it was the 4G54 equipped Starion (turbo intercooler) and a quick lookup on the Dutch vehicle registration pages revealed its MOT did expire in 2007. Probably the car is currently in storage or on someones driveway.

The owner did not really take good car of it and after something like eight or nine months I witnessed him selling the Starion on the street opposite to my house.

Commercial time: Mitsubishi Galant GTO Hip Up Coupe

February 20, 2010 in commercial time

Back in the 70s Mitsubishis best selling car was the Galant. About every model in their lineup was a Galant: Galant Lambda, Galant Sigma, Galant FTO and lets not forget the 1970 Galant GTO!

The commercial has excellent styling and jazzy music. The Hip up coupƩ sounds catchy and it is extra newwwwww!!!