Junkyard Find: 1990 Mitsubishi Sigma

Murilee Martin
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junkyard find 1990 mitsubishi sigma

The fifth-generation Mitsubishi Galant came in a funky “pillared hardtop” configuration for the United States market in the 1988 through 1990 model years. Few bought them and almost none survived into the current century, making a Sigma one of the rarest of Junkyard Finds. Five years ago, I found this ’89 in a California yard, and now I have discovered this ’90 in Denver.

At first, the model was given “Galant Sigma” badging, but for 1990 it was simply known as Sigma.

Not many miles on this one, and it seems pretty clean. Well maintained and driven rarely, or broken in 2002 and parked indoors until a few months ago?

What sort of car-selling business was Consignment Concepts in Cheyenne? This is one of the weirder dealership labels I have seen.

When you had a four-speed automatic (like just about every manufacturer) in 1990, you bragged about it.

Also required in Japanese pseudo-luxury sedans of the era: a very complex tape deck with nine-band graphic equalizer.

4door Sports!

The individual 4door.

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  • Namesakeone Namesakeone on Mar 26, 2017

    Nothing seems to be removed from it. Probably will go to the crusher in nearly the same condition.

  • Kivis Kivis on Apr 03, 2017

    Yechs I owned one of those pseudo models. Very uncomfortable seats. Really nothing special.

  • The Oracle Another also-ran.
  • Jeff Unless you have a job in NYC and live in the surrounding area no one is forcing you to go to NYC or even to live there. As I stated above I spent 29 years in Houston and going back there 13 years ago I have no desire to go back. I now live near Tucson, AZ where there is less traffic and for the most part there are adequate roads. Instead of complaining about NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, and other mega cities I choose not to live in those places and have less desire to visit them. Many of those commenting on this article and complaining about this tax have likely never been to NYC and will never go. I have visited NYC the first time being a garbage strike and then back in the late 80s. Been there done that and I no longer feel the need to go back. I also have visited most of the cities I listed above along with Detroit and I am not going back.
  • Jkross22 Meh, just another overpriced SUV that will be anchored to the lot unless Merc puts a lot of incentives in the lease. The problem is that for $55k, you're getting one of these well equipped. The AMG stuff isn't worth 38k. The last gen of this car was great. Just get the base and add the moonroof and Burmester and you're good to go. Love that you can still get this with RWD.
  • VoGhost What Cybertrucks eat for breakfast.
  • MaintenanceCosts In what world is a vehicle that is 194" long and 79" wide, and weighs 5,280 lbs., a "small" crossover? Even in the Brodozer States of America this is at least a midsize.