1990 Mitsubishi Montero LS

Price: US $10,500.00 Item location: Irvine, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mitsubishi
  • Model: Montero
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: LS
  • Year: 1990
  • Mileage: 226400
  • VIN: JA4GJ51S9LJ015968
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Engine size: V6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1990 Mitsubishi Montero LS

Selling my one of a kind 1990 Mitsubishi Montero LS. I've spent the last year reconditioning this truck as a personal project of mine. Literally anything and everything that needed some TLC has been repaired or replaced with OEM (or the best 3rd party) parts. No expense was spared. 95% of everything listed below was done in the last 365 days. Only the rebuilt motor, paint respray, and a couple small items were done several years ago.
The truck does not smoke, shifts smoothly, has no suspension squeaks, absolutely zero leaks, and turns heads everywhere you go.
Im currently getting 17 mpg on the highway with the new 33" tires.
The truck is located in Orange County (Southern California). Over $15,000 has been invested in the vehicle.
Mileage (engine): ~23,000
Mileage (body): 226,400
4-door | 3.0 V6 | Automatic
Clean Title
California car for its whole life
No rust
What has been done to the truck:


Rebuilt motor (about 23,000 miles on it)

New thermo valve and gasket

New idle air control valve

Rebuilt alternator

Remanufactured starter

Serviced radiator

New Gates drive belts (all 3)

New K&N lifetime air filter

New Wix fuel filter

New NGK ignition coil

New NGK spark plugs

New spark plug wires

New NTK O2 sensor

New Airtex/Wells distributor cap and rotor

Replaced several vacuum hoses


Resprayed truck in original maroon / burgundy color

New ADD wood radio bezel (painted grey)

New Pajero rear lights

New Pajero front signal lamps

New LED Halo headlights

New 800 lumen LED bulbs on rear lights and side markers

New Mitsubishi decal on license plate light/holder

New black headlight doors

Upgraded rear trailing arms to Gen 2 model with Siberian bushings

New Pajero "bus" style side mirrors

New windshield wiper blades


New ADD Bilstein 5100 shocks (front and rear)

New ADD panhard rod

New Old Man Emu torsion bars

New Old Manu Emu rear springs

New upper ball joints

New lower ball joints

New Siberian bushings on lower control arms


New speedometer cable

Re-balanced driveshaft

New rear U-joint

New ADD extended brake line

New BF Goodrich KO2 tires (33 x 10.5)

New Wheel Vintiques Smoothie steelie wheels 15x7 (5 total)

New AISIN Manual 4x4 hubs

New front brake rotors

New front brake pads

New wheel bearings (front and rear)

New tie rod ends

New CV joints (not re-man)

New power steering pressure hose

New power steering return hose

Rebuilt steering gear

New Moog pitman arm (made in Japan)

New Moog idler arm

New transfer case shifter bushing


New Alpine UTE-73BT stereo

New Rockford Fosgate 4" speakers (dash)

New Focal ISC 165 6-1/2" speakers (rear)



New Interstate battery (Costco)

New window washer pump


New Cobra 75 WX ST CB radio w/ Firestik antenna (needs a coax cable)

New Dash Designs dash cover

Parts (included with sale)
Extra set of window switches
Original auto hubs
New set of JDM window rain guards
Complete set of new OEM window weather seals
Complete set of new OEM window outer rubbers
The original chrome headlight doors and grille, which are in fantastic condition
Factory Service Manual
OEM rear tire coverOEM cargo cover
New TPS sensor
Extra gauge pod
Extra switches
Extra badges
Extra sun visors (they're a tad dirty)
Various other bits and pieces, including the chrome interior trim on the window switches
Additional Notes
1. Zero cracks in the dash.
2. Carpet in good condition for its age. Shows wear, but quite nice all around.
3. 4x4 and LSD work perfectly.
4. Transmission runs very well and has no slipping.
5. AC blows ice cold and heater works well.
6. Tires are brand new and have maybe 3000 miles on them.
7. Absolutely zero leaks!
8. Bouncy driver seat.
9. Truck has no heat issues. Drove this thing daily in the California summer and it performed flawlessly, even with long traffic-filled freeway trips.
10. Everything is greased up and ready for adventure.
11. Passes smog on first try.
12. Stereo has a short in the wiring so it will turn off randomly. Easy fix, but has not been addressed.13. Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF) needs to be replaced sometime in the near future. It will trigger the check engine light briefly (turns on then off once every couple weeks). Doesn't affect performance, but worth noting.14. Windshield has two rock chips and a tiny crack (about half inch or less). Does not need replacing, but worth noting. All original glass on the vehicle (from what I can tell).15. 2 minor tears in driver seat, but not bad. No other tears in any other seats.16. The driver side door card leather (upper part) has come off (you can see it in the photos).17. Front door creaks a bit when opening, just needs a little grease.18. Paint looks really good. The tan stripe on the vehicle is old and shows it. There are a couple marks on the paint in various places (for example, near the bolts by the side mirrors), but no sun fade or anything of that sort. The bumper has some marks on the end caps and in the center. The body as a whole has a few very shallow dents from age, but nothing that can be seen without looking for it. All are easily fixable by an average person - no need for professional help.19. Chrome window switch trim is included in the parts section above (they're just not on the vehicle in the photos).20. The side molding adhesive is beginning to loosen on the truck. Will need some need adhesive if you plan to keep that molding on there, but for now its hard to tell its losing its stickiness.21. Small tear on the leather corner of the center console lid.
If you're looking for a reconditioned off-road ready Gen 1, this is it. This truck truly needs nothing and is one of the few that can legitimately claim that.
Truck is sold as is and with no warranty (not like it needs it, this thing is practically mechanically new now). Buyer pays shipping or can come pick it up. Please ask any questions you might have. Additional photos on request. Please remember this is a 29 year old vehicle and has not gone through a full blown restoration. With that said, it is in incredible shape and probably one of the finest examples of a Gen 1 you will find anywhere.