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Autotrader Find: Diesel 4×4 1991 Mitsubishi Delica


Off-road pickup trucks are all the rage. There’s the Raptor, the Ram TRX, the Colorado ZR2, and seemingly more new contenders every year in the factory off-road pickup arms race. But what about off-road vans? Since you can’t get a factory off-road van on the new market, consider today’s Autotrader find; a 1991 Mitsubishi Delica 4×4 that is ready for adventure.

Diesel 4×4 Van

As you can tell by looking at it, this van has many quirks. Let’s start with the powertrain. This Delica is powered by a 2.5-liter diesel inline-four mounted between the two front seats. It powers all four wheels via a 4×4 system giving it some adventurous capabilities. This appears to be the naturally aspirated version of the diesel (the turbo ones say “Cyclone Diesel” on the valve cover) and if it is, it makes 74 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque. So not quite as much power as the aforementioned Raptor or TRX.

This van is already quirky just by virtue of being a mid-engine diesel van with four-wheel drive. But that’s just the beginning. The famously tall ground clearance of the 4×4 Delica is further accentuated by aftermarket wheels and meaty, knobby tires that surely improve off-road performance. We also have a bull bar and front fog lights that — like the wheels — both make it look weirder and add some benefits off-road.

Room for Everyone

On the inside, you’ll find seating for up to eight people, an altimeter, an Alpine head unit, and so much more. Have we mentioned that it’s right-hand drive? This van’s original home market is a mystery, but the fact that it’s RHD narrows it down a bit. It may have come straight from Japan.

This interesting van is for sale in Kutztown, Pennsylvania with an asking price of $13,900. It’s so unique that it’s hard to determine whether that’s a good price. We think it’s pretty reasonable for a highly quirky, highly capable van that can take up to eight people on an off-road adventure. Find a Mitsubishi van for sale

Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More about Eric Brandt

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