1997 Mitsubishi 3000 GT
Viewing by appointment only.
Our UK supplied, Facelift Mitsubishi 3000 GT with just 23k miles from new, is now available & examples such as this are incredibly rare.
Having just gone through a full preparation by ourselves, this example wants for nothing!
1 Previous owner
Same owner almost 24 years
3x original keys
23k miles (verified through history)
Superb engine bay
New Michelin Pilot sport 4 tyres
The 3000GT created a stir on release, it was a complex car of its time & is mostly known for being complex, ahead of its time & expensive.
Featuring a transversely mounted, front-mid-engine’d twin-turbo V6, anti-lock brakes, all-wheel drive, adaptive dampers, all-wheel steering & active aero.
Now becoming iconic in its own right, these under-rated cars have always sat in the shadow of the competition, but with it becoming exceedingly rare to find a good & low mileage example, they are hot property.
This example is ready to proudly sit amongst any collection.
This UK 3000GT Twin Turbo was first registered to Mitchell Mitsubishi on the 10th of August 1997 & then sold to the only other owner on the 31st of March 1998.
So same lady owner for almost 24 years & V5 obviously states 1 previous owner only.
The car has original booklets in original Mitsubishi wallet.
3 qty original keys present.
Old style V5 also still within the paperwork, as well as current V5.
Services are as follows:
10/08/1997 – PDI – 6 miles
22/08/1997 – Free Service – 708 miles
04/12/1997 – 4,715 miles
11/05/1999 – 8,704 miles
10/05/2004 – (Mileage not noted)
Tyre receipt – 08/10/2004 – 14,440 miles
20/07/2018 – 20,925 miles (Invoice but not stamped)
04/09/2019 – 20,944 miles (invoice but not stamped) – Main dealer service including cam belt.
2022 – 23,618
MOT history is as follows:
2000 – 9,509
2005 – 14,823 miles
2006 – 16,058
2008 – 17,381
2009 – 18,329
2010 – 18,452
2011 – 18,513
2012 – 19,072
2013 – 19,155
2014 – 19,432
2015 – 20,700
2017 – 20,918
2018 – 20,925
2019 – 20,927
2021 – 21,032
2022 – 23,628
Body & Paintwork
As you would expect, the paintwork on this example looks superb, having been freshly detailed.
All metal panels have been checked with a paint depth gauge & we can confirm that all panels are original & in original paint.
A very nice example, of what is now a very sought after and rare car.
Interior & Trim
As per the rest of the car, this example has a superb condition interior.
All leather is in great condition throughout, and whilst the original gearknob was very good it did have a bit of a ‘shine’ to it, so a genuine item was ordered from Japan which now finishes the interior off beautifully.
Original mats are still in place, zero modifications have ever been carried out to this car, so no screwed in gauges or such like.
Everything works just as it should do, all switchgear presents well, & all carpets are without any damage.
On the move the cabin is a very comfortable place to be & the dashboard being driver facing really gives it a great feel.
Certainly a car you feel would be great for long distance touring.
The UK cars were only sold with the twin-turbo 3.0L V6 engine & fitted with either a 5 speed (pre facelift) or a six-speed (facelift) manual transmission.
This being the Facelift variant, it benefits from the later 6 speed transmission & also more power from the 3.0L V6 Twin Turbo engine, with the facelift having a claimed 282bhp over the claimed 276bhp for the pre facelift.
This example drives very well, it has no unwanted noises, no smoking & performs very well through the entire rev range with no hesitations.
The engine bay itself presents well as can be seen in the pictures.
A car which has had regular maintenance, having clearly been loved by its very long term owner.
An absolute joy to drive.