Jeep Willys CJ3b style, Turbo Diesel, 1990 Mitsubisi Heavy Industries, 54k miles

Price: US $16,900.00 Item location: Big Pine Key, Florida, United States
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: Other
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 54000
  • VIN: J5310974
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 2.7 4DR6 Direct Injection Turbo Diesel
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Right-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1953 Jeep Other

Very rare, this is an incredible vehicle. 54,000 original miles (87k Kilometers)
*Classic Willys CJ3b Styling
*Unbelievable build quality from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
*Unbreakable Mechanicals 2.7 4DR6 Direct Injection Turbo Diesel, Dana Axles 44 and 30, Mitsubishi HD Transmission
*Incredible Fuel Economy (over 35 mpg)
*Outstanding Off Road Capability with superb approach (47°) and departure (35.5°) angles. BONE STOCK
From the factory they are happy to run on Diesel, Kerosene, and Bio Diesel. There are at least 40 grease fitting on every imaginable location on the vehicle. No computer.
A Mitsubishi Jeep, made under license in Japan is based on the CJ3B Jeep, but with bomb proof mechanicals. It is actually called a Mitsubishi Jeep P-J53 this one was made in 1990, it is a military spec it's even 24 volt.
In 1953 Mitsubishi got the rights to build Willys and the Mitsubishi Jeep was born; manufactured from 1953 - 1998. In 1970 Mitsubishi upgraded the engine from 2.2L Diesel to 2.7L diesel motor and soon became popular for its legendary reliability and added power. In 1988 Mitsubishi started fitting their potent 4DR6 turbo direct injection engine (Compression ratio 17.5, 100 hp/153 ft/lb) to produce maximum power, torque and fuel efficiency of 15.5km/litre or 36.6 miles / US gallon. Turbo is a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries waste gate equipped TD04 type turbocharger. Good torque characteristics helps minimize or eliminate turbo lag. In addition cooling, lubrication system, combustion chamber and the like were modified to accommodate all the added power while keeping the reliability at its best. All this in a factory produced product.
Over the years every aspect of the 4x4 drive train has been improved by Mitsubishi to modern standards. The interior including weather equipment and instrument panel are made to look original. It can cruise all day at highway speeds and tackle the toughest off road conditions with superb approach (47°) and departure (35.5°) angles.
Starts immediately, runs fantastic. Odometer is in KM, it has only about 54,000 miles on it. Was owned by the President of the Japan Jeep Club. Right hand drive, which is very simple to drive. Will go 55 mph no problem.
No issues that I know of. Runs great.
I have a bra top and new full enclosure.
These have become very rare. This is a collectable and I recommend that the new owner has a garage. It would be fine as a daily driver, but it should be very well cared for.
eBay will not allow me ot enter the VIN with this vehicle being listed as 1990, their error. The only way to list it is 1953 but I have made two references to the proper year it was made, 1990.