Search Cars for Sale

Autotrader Find: Oddly Modified JDM 1995 Mitsubishi Pajero

JDM Mitsubishi SUVs have grown something of a cult following since more of them became legal to import to the U.S. They’re beloved for their sheer weirdness, low costs, and pretty rugged off-road chops. Today’s Autotrader Find is one such example that’s received some interesting modifications. It’s a 1995 Mitsubishi Pajero with skid plates, a roll cage, a weird rear cap, and much more.

Where to Begin?

There’s so much going on here it’s hard to know where to begin. Let’s start out back with that goofy rear cap. It’s a Shinsei cap, giving this SUV a bulbous roofline and a very unusual rear wing. It must have some sort of aerodynamic benefit and if it doesn’t, at least it makes this Mitsubishi Pajero look cool.

Among the many other modifications are the aforementioned skid plates and roll cage plus a front bull bar, Ohlins suspension, Mozzer wheels, racing seats, and a Kenwood stereo. Also, the rear seats have been removed, which seems to be a pretty common modification for these.

Surprisingly Muscular

Powering this little 2-seater SUV is a mighty 3.5-liter “6G74” V6 engine that makes 230 horsepower. Usually, little off-roaders from this era have little engines that don’t make a whole lot of power. The brawny V6 in this Mitsubishi Pajero makes it stand out among the likes of the Suzuki Samurai and YJ Jeep Wrangler. It also has “Super Select 4WD” and a 5-speed manual transmission. There are a few luxuries that I’m surprised to see like air conditioning and power windows.

If you’ve been looking for an off-roader that’s also a reasonably good road car and also very weird, then this Mitsubishi Pajero is up your alley. It’s for sale in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, with an asking price of $13,999. You could get a Geo Tracker for less, but you won’t find anything else quite like this JDM SUV. Find a Mitsubishi SUV for sale

Sign up for Autotrader newsletters

The best cars and best deals delivered to your inbox

Email Address 

By subscribing, you agree to our privacy policy

Where You Can Buy

Loading dealers...

Leave a Comment

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

Most Popular Articles

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: First Look

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid jumps to the head of the hybrid class.

Best Truck Deals: June 2021

These are the best deals on trucks for the month of June.

Search By Style

More Articles Like This