1991 Mitsubishi Delica 4X4
Stock Number: 4383
The go-anywhere Mitsubishi Delica is a head-turning people hauler for those who lead an adventurous lifestyle. Boasting a lifted ride height, manual transmission, capable 4x4 system, and a tried and true diesel engine, this Delica is nearly unstoppable. This 1991 Star Wagon is offered with only 103K verified miles and is finished in a classic Gray/Silver two-tone (HJA). The white OEM brush guards, factory rain guards, and projection headlamps set off the slab-sided bodywork, which is in good shape other than some fading on the lower cladding, and a few small dings and dents associated with normal use. The voluminous interior is in good condition, and has some decent power amenities that make this car a great candidate for a daily driver or adventure van!
The interior of the Delica is noted for its abundance of space for cargo, people, and pets. The driver benefits from power locks and windows, as well as an adjustable column. Visibility is decent as the cab-over design, skinny A-pillars, and large windshield amount to a commanding view of the road. When you can see above the traffic, and have a short wheelbase and power steering, city parking is effortless. The dash is in good shape and is devoid of any major cracks or imperfections. An informative off-road gauge suite includes an altimeter and inclinometer, and compliment the factory gauge cluster, which is easy to read. The front buckets are in good shape and aren't ripped, stained or torn. The front passengers have adequate bolstering to accommodate long drives in relative comfort, and actually share a large center console with a set of cupholders. The passenger also has a sizable glovebox for additional storage, which currently houses the factory books and owner's manual for authenticity's sake. A functional Clarion head unit with auxiliary and USB ports powers the speakers to muffle the faint diesel clatter in the cockpit if you wish to. Behind the centrally mounted engine, the rear passenger compartment features dual captains chairs in the middle row and rear bench. The gray cloth is still soft and the durable material has lasted the test of time well. The seats can be swiveled to face rearward or the road ahead if you wish. A massive panoramic sunroof brings tons of natural light to the interior, making it feel even larger inside. It properly retracts for additional ventilation although the motor isn't nearly as strong as it was when new. With the windows up, the climate control system can handle the rigors of daily driving and separate controls can be utilized by those seated in the rear. An opaque sunroof cover can shade the harmful rays of the sun an additional UV protection comes from a set of transparent UV shades that are installed around the side glass and tailgate. The gray door cards are all in good shape and the headliner is held tightly to the roof. The interior is not perfect as some of the interior plastics have faded and are scratched as well as the carpet having some light staining in the first two rows. The tailgate which is electronic, raises to six feet high and is wide enough to load large objects with ease.
Known for its reliability and inexpensive cost of ownership, Mitsubishis Asteron motor is featured prominently in the Delica. The 4D56 inline four starts up with the twist of a key and benefits from a fresh oil and filter service. Making decent torque while returning good fuel economy is a hallmark of this powerplant, and this one is no exception. Powering all four wheels through a selective transfer case, the five-speed manual makes daily driving incredibly fun. The more involved experience of rowing your own gears can, in fact, be had in a van and the manual rows through the gears without a hitch or grind. The suspension system handles large and small road imperfections without a sweat, and the brakes feel confident and assured. With a lot of the weight between the axles, the van is surprisingly predictable when its relates to handling although we wouldn't tout it as a Lotus Elise. New TOYO all-season rubber is mounted at all four wheels and ensures premium traction on the tarmac or dirt.
The Delicas staus as a legendary rig are due in part to its distinctive looks and brutish drivetrain. Up to date on service, and legally imported, this Mitsu is a Japanese Classic that could be yours today!
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