4x4 DIESEL, as-is, like: vanagon syncro ford sportsmobile toyota hiace sprinter

Price: - Item location: Olympia, Washington, United States
  • Make: Mitsubishi
  • Model: Delica L300
  • SubModel: Exceed
  • Trim: Exceed Crystal lite
  • Year: 1990
  • Mileage: 207,538
  • VIN: 00000000000000000
  • Color: Black & White
  • Engine size: 4d56 turbo diesel 2.5L
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Drive side: RHD
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1990 Mitsubishi Delica L300 Exceed Crystal lite

See condition description! Bid with confidence! 100% positive feedback rating! Small-scale seller with many years on ebay.

Nice chance for someone mechanically inclined in the NW to get a Delica without the import hassles & cost! Look at the $10k+ price tags for a nice one. You won't find one this price range again..

Fully USA legal, clean WA state title, should be transferable to any state (California please do your own research)

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Solid 4wd offroad, road trip, surf/ski bum, camper project!


ANY questions or to view before bidding: Please message through ebay messages for a prompt response. All bidders encouraged to inspect in person before bidding. AS-IS not running, needing mechanical work. Rough shape. so many minor inperfections etc to list! Have not pulled head to see extent of engine damage. Likely needs new head (very common issue on this engine, after the fact I've learned that a pyrometer is a necessity, for these. Could be just headgasket if you're lucky!

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Blown head most likely or possibly just head gasket. also needs front sunroof & various other parts & repairs.
1990 Delica (look it up on google if you need more info) from Japan, import right hand drive, WA clean title and fully USA legal (over 25 years old), with crystal lite roof. (high roof, rear compartment skylights).. It's a real 4wd (actually built on a 4x4 frame&suspension) & a diesel, so very fun & gets attention wherever you go. The right hand drive is not as hard as you would think to get used to.
Interior is decent up front no mold or water damage, drivers side seat has a seam that ripped open (see photo), (could be repaired), entire back is empty no seats, build it out as a camper to your needs, or use as I did and just throw in an air or foam mattress for camping.
Parts are available for these things if you are resourceful/mechanically inclined. the body is the same as the rare mitsubishi van-wagon that was actually sold in the USA as 2wd. ...and the engine shares a lot of parts with the small diesel mid 80's mitsubishi montero, mighty max, dodge d50, ford ranger...others I think! and I have most of a huge print service manual included
The bad: probably blown head (frequently cracked or warped head on these when headgasket goes). It overheated (temp gauge never warned me(!) and when I checked oil, oil level was high. Assume blown headgasket and water in oil. I let it cool down & refilled, started it once and ran really rough, I had it towed and haven not tried anything since. Broken front pop up sunroof (could be custom made, ordered from Japan, or take a road trip and track one down in Canada where these are relatively common) and minor dented roof from a falling tree (see photos), needs power steering fixed, ignition switch has been bypassed, needs drivers door cylinder lock installed, and new outer lock cylinder ring, needs a little front end/suspension work, some rust (some seam rust and minor bubbles under paint), etc. It's very rough all around basically. The plywood covering sunroof is just a temporary quick fix "clamped" on.
The good: The unique factor, Was a running & driving work hauler/camp truck until it broke down. Good spare tire. Some new parts. Great road trip, festival, ski camping, and remote/ around the world/ etc expedition vehicle. Great vehicle to work out of while living in the field.
The cruising speed on these things is a little slow for he, 60-65 is comfortable (it takes forever to get up to that speed) much faster than 70 feels like you are pushing it too hard for anything but a short period of time.
I always prefer manual transmissions but with right hand drive, I feel like I actually prefer the auto. I did test drive a manual before buying this one. The delica is somewhat comparable to the Volkswagen vanagon syncro but the delica actually has a true 4x4 frame and suspension instead of unibody.

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