In the world of the mid-1990s Japanese sports cars, the Toyota Supra and Acura NSX seem to get the most attention from car enthusiasts — but the Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 is close behind. This 3000GT VR-4 is just about the nicest one in existence; a mint 1993 model with just 8,600 original miles, offered by CarNYC.com in Staten Island.
Before I get into this car, a little 3000GT history. The car came out in 1991 and it lasted through 1999 — it was a true 1990s car, having spanned basically the entire decade. Initial VR-4 models had 300 horsepower, while the base version had 222 horses — but Mitsubishi tweaked the 3000GT repeatedly throughout the years. VR-4 power increased to 320 horses in 1994; a new base model was added for 1997 with 161 horsepower; a convertible "Spyder" model came in 1995; styling changed frequently.
Speaking of that "styling changed frequently," there’s a lot of debate over what the "best" VR-4 is — though many enthusiasts prefer the clean look of the early models like this one. If you’re in that camp, you’ll surely love this example, as it’s among the nicest in existence, with just 8,600 miles and a gorgeous, barely-worn cream white interior.
How does a 3000GT accumulate just 8,600 miles in 25 years? According to the Carfax report, it’s a 1-owner car, sold new in New Jersey in May 1993. The report says that 2,600 miles were added by November 1993, and 7,400 miles were on the odometer by May 1997. The last 20 years must’ve been a quiet period for this 3000GT.
But now it can be yours — and while the asking price is a steep $49,900, it’s not likely you’ll find another one this nice. Find a Mitsubishi 3000GT for sale
Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.
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