1989 Mitsubishi Montero LS 4x4
A Rare Original 1st Generation in Great Condition
1989 Mitsubishi Montero LS, 4 Door, 4x4 in Black Paint, Brown Cloth Interior with Automatic Transmission.
This is the fully loaded LS model!.
ONLY 144,385 ORIGINAL MILES!
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REASON FOR SELLING:
About 16 months ago, one of the head gaskets blew while I was driving. Fortunately I was able to immediately pull off to the side of the road. I had the vehicle towed to my storage unit and was going to do the repairs myself. But shortly thereafter I suffered a few health setbacks which prevented me from working on the truck. It has been sitting since that time. After long and hard deliberation, I have made the painful decision to part with this fabulous vehicle and sell it to someone who can appreciate its rarity and enjoy it. So it will need the heads redone, a new battery and I would also suggest new brake lines. That should be it to get this piece of history back on the roaad.
For sale is an extremely well maintained, garage kept 1989 Mitsubishi Montero LS loaded model 4X4 4-Wheel Drive, Automatic transmission with ONLY 144,385 original miles with a clean and clear title. Never abused or taken off road! It is in incredible condition for a 29 year old truck.
Vehicle is in excellent original condition, showing FAR less than average wear and tear. It comes with the original owner's manual, original key, tools and jack. It's a rare, unmolested survivor.
Please note that the front bumper will need to be repaired. While moving the vehicle in and out of my storage unit, the brakes failed and it rolled into the corner of the building. See pics.
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The 3.0L V6 is a single overhead cam (SOHC) design. It produces 143 HP and it's 168 ft-lb of torque is plenty to tow up to 4,000 pounds! A factory-installed trailer hitch is also included. Prior to the head gasket failure, I had new plugs, wires, cap and rotor and tuneup done. It has a big 24-gallon fuel tank and I got anywhere from 15.5 to 22.3 miles per gallon.
TRANSMISSION & 4-WHEEL DRIVE
It has the original 3-speed automatic transmission and goes into all the gears perfectly with no slipping issues. The 4-wheel drive is activated from inside the vehicle and features lock-out hubs and works perfectly. This vehicle is a tank in the snow!
It has the original brown cloth interior that is in excellent condition (very hard to find in this condition) except for passenger door panel which has started to delaminate (see pics). Also has a rare OEM drivers side factory suspension seat and it is very comfortable on the bumps. This model also has the inclinometer, volt and oil gauge. The carpets are clean and not soiled. The dash is crack free in excellent condition (see pics).
PAINT AND BODY:
The body is rust free and in great shape color is Jet Black. There are very few dents and or scratches on the body which can easily be removed and touched-up. There are the expected minor rock chips on the front hood. Headliner is in great condition (see photos).
WHEELS AND TIRES:
Original aluminum wheels with recently replaced BFGoodrich Radial Long Trail T/A tires in size 31x10.5 all around except spare which is mounted to a full size oem aluminum wheel.
ELECTRICAL AND ACCESSORIES:
It has the factory A/C system that works great and blows cold. Has auto door locks and power windows. This model has headlight washers. Comes with a Clarion AM/FM/CD player.
Exhaust system is in good shape with recent catalytic converter and has no leaks.
SUSPENSION AND BRAKES:
Has recent Rancho front &rear shocks and rides nice and smooth. Brakes were redone about 10,000 miles ago.
You will love this classic Montero's nice looks and great ride with fantastic reliability not produced in today's cars. These first generation Monteros will run forever with just a little TLC like changing the oil every 3,000 miles. I know of several still running strong with over 300,000 miles on them! This truck is truly hard to find in this condition and I hope it goes to a good home. Please bid accordingly. Also, I will have the truck professionally detailed for the new buyer after purchase. Truck is sold "AS-IS" with no warranty of any kind.
PAYMENT & TITLE:
A $500 non-refundable deposit to PayPal is required to hold this vehicle. Payment of remaining balance in full is expected within 3 days after auction closes. Payment will only be accepted via certified bank check or bank-issued money order. Title will be released after payment in full has cleared.
Buyer is responsible for all shipping costs and is expected to make all shipping arrangements within 7 days after auction closes.
Thanks for looking and feel free to ask questions.. Good luck getting this rare beauty! She deserves a good home!
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