*SUPER-RARE* 1987 Mitsubishi 3-door Montero Sport Utility BOX-STYLE
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mitsubishi
- Model: Other
- Trim: n/a
- Year: 1980
- Mileage: 173,000
- VIN: n/a
- Engine size: Gas
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1980 Mitsubishi Other
WOW! You just NEVER see one of these (intact) for sale! They were mostly crashed in off-road stunts.
Perfect HUNTING/FISHING Vehicle! Off-road, backwoods, or to the Market! This is one of the most fun-to-drive, convenient to load/unload. This was my Sam's/Home Depot car and I hate to give it up!
OK, it's got some issues that may keep you from jumping in and taking right off, but then, #1 I wouldn't be SELLING IT!, and #2 I wouldn't let it go for THIS PRICE!!
The GOOD:This 1987 has only about 173k miles, all original parts, 5 alloy super-sport wheels, removable back bench seat, 4WD, Warren hubs, 5 decent tires, “Cherry-bomb” muffler (super-cool!), rain-rails (holds a multitude of racks - Thule, Yakima, etc.), West Coast rear-view mirrors, fairly clean interior (mostly needs a good vacuuming and some ArmorAll). This is the “short box”, 3 door model. The rear seat folds flat, or it can also be removed entirely, making a lot of room in the back. Engine rebuilt at about 171k miles.
NO SIGNIFICANT BODY DAMAGE. On very close-up inspection there could a ding or 2. Never wrecked. Interior is in great shape. There's never been anything nasty or rough inside. The interior and exterior are in good shape, but not perfect. No big stains, holes, or gouges anywhere on seats or door panels.
The BAD: Very cracked windshield. You can SEE to drive, but its probably not road-worthy in many states. A tree limb got it in a bad ice storm. We've just used it on the range/off the roads. Front left (driver's side) signal lens needs replaced. Exterior needs a good cleaning (it has been under a carport for several years and accumulated a bit of grime). Some side trim needs replaced. Not tagged since 2004 (used off-road until about 2012).
The UGLY: Wiring needs attention (you can pick-up practically new harnesses from the salvage yard where all those Monteros, described in the opening of this listing were hauled after the teen driver went a little too far into the “danger zone” to wow the riders!), some hoses need replaced, needs front end aligned. Some smoking after it runs awhile. The bonnets were probably left off the engine when re-built. A minor repair issue for someone who knows what they're doing. Vehicle could use a general look-over.
The DEAL: This is a super-cool body, and NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE to find! Its in SO much BETTER CONDITION than any old Ford, Chevy, Packard, Hudson, or Desoto found at the back of somebody's farm! I'm not crazy about getting rid of it; I'd rather fix to drive again myself, but a personal injury (not vehicle-related) makes my driving a standard again very unlikely. So I have to face reality and let it go. If “The BAD & UGLY” were fixed, these go for $5K-$7K. Especially, with good interior, dash, etc. It's priced considering all the “BAD” and “UGLY” parts, plus, you pay any tag back-fees (if any, as the primary co-owner lives out of state). We will coordinate with any transport service for pick-up. Or you could make a road trip on Route 66 in Oklahoma!
PS Fake sheepskin seatcovers not included (you wouldn't want them anyway!)
PPS No kidding, this model is found in many junkyards because they were the high-school-kids'-dream-off-road-wagon. Lots of crunched bodies with good wiring harnesses, signal lights, engine parts, etc., etc. So there's usually a good source or 2 for future needs.
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