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Autotrader Find: 1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 With 8,600 Miles

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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Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a multitude of magazine publications and websites, including here at Autotrader — where he launched the Oversteer enthusiast blog — along with Jalopnik, GQ, and The Week. His YouTube channel has hundreds of published videos and has racked up hundreds of millions of views. Today, Doug lives in San Diego, California, with his 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS, 2005 Ford GT, and 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon.

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