The Truth About Cars » 1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:53:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » 1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: Mitsubishi 3000GT Stripped In Feeding Frenzy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/junkyard-find-mitsubishi-3000gt-stripped-in-feeding-frenzy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/junkyard-find-mitsubishi-3000gt-stripped-in-feeding-frenzy/#comments Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=466571 There are some vehicles that I know will get picked clean within days of showing up in a self-serve wrecking yard. For example, the Toyota Land Cruiser— say, this ’71 or even this ’85. Sixth-gen Honda Civics go the same way. But this 1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT? Apparently, the hunger for 3000GT/Stealth parts is high in the Denver area.
The instrument cluster had already been grabbed when I first saw this car in September, but otherwise the interior was fairly complete. A month later, not much remains.
Suspension, engine, bumper— all gone.
Even the very 1990s plastic cladding panels will live on in some other GTO.

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Junkyard Find: 1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1996-mitsubishi-3000gt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1996-mitsubishi-3000gt/#comments Sat, 29 Sep 2012 13:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461765 I’m always looking for more Mitsubishi Junkyard finds, because the Mitsubishi-in-America story has been fascinating ever since the days when the first Mitsubishi product was imported via the Aleutian Islands. The Mitsubishi GTO (which was sold in the United States as the Mitsubishi 3000GT and the Dodge Stealth) didn’t steal many sales from prospective Supra Turbo— or even fourth-gen GM F-body— buyers, but it was still a fairly credible high-performance machine for its day.
Nowadays, though, depreciation has sent the value of all but the most perfect 3000GTs into the realm of the eighth-owner ’92 Plymouth Sundance. This means that moderately beat examples end up in places like this Colorado self-service wrecking yard.
With 220 horsepower out of its 24-valve V6 and optional all-wheel-drive, the 3000GT was pretty quick.
We’ve seen a half-dozen or so Mitsubishi GTOs in 24 Hours of LeMons racing, and they’ve been pretty poor performers (though, to be fair, such cars as the Supra, GTI, and Mustang also fare badly in LeMons racing). Stealths and 3000GTs have managed to squeeze into the upper reaches of the standings several times at LeMons events, but then mechanical problems put them onto the jackstands (note the fuel gushing out of the filler neck on this Stealth in Texas, for example).

Within a few years, I predict that the only 3000GTs left in America will be coddled garage queens, and the occasional example that ends up in the junkyard will be picked clean by owners of those few yars.

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