1993 Mitsubishi Delica
Pending Sale: $18,995
Traditionally vans are not the go-to when you are in the market to fuel your outdoor adventure passion. Spacious, slow, and uninspired are ways to describe domestically sold vans here in the States, but the Japanese had different ideas. They viewed these transporters as brutish turbo diesel, 4wd off-road machines able to accommodate 7 passengers. This 1993 Mitsubishi Delica Exceed comes with a scant 121K verified/documented miles on the chassis, and it feels like it's just only now getting broken in! Finished in a two-tone Moonlight Blue (T88) with a Kaiser Silver (H39), the body is in good shape aside from some normal dings, chips, and scuffs associated with normal use. Recently serviced, this Delica is primed to take you down the path less traveled and is a unique, tough, and distinctive take on a van the likes of which we have never seen in the USA.
Inside this spacious overlander, you will find the seats upholstered in a durablegrey cloth. Aside from a tear on the passenger side seat bottom, the rest of the upholstery lacks any major blemishes such as rips, stains, or tears. The dash is uncracked luckily, which is hard which is a common problem we see on these. Captain's chairs in the second row keep the little ones separated and allow easy access to the 3rd-row bench seat. The captains chairs swivel for flexible seating arrangements, and the 3rd row can fold flat or be completely removed. Plenty of leg and headroom are available for all passengers to sit comfortably for short trips or even long hauls. Rear climate controls are within the rear occupant's reach which is convenient rather than asking the driver for constant adjustments. Overall the interior really has not been changed other than the Nardi Steering wheel and radio delete. The climate control is simple to use and A/C blows cold just in time for the summer heat. The headliner is in exceptional condition, showing no sagging, rips, or stains, and reflects the previous owner's care for the upkeep of this Delica. Side windows with thin pillars eliminate blind spots when driving, creating a clear view even when backing up or parking.
The engine powering this adventure van is the legendary is the 2.5L 4D56 Turbodiesel engine. With the production around for over 3 decades, sourcing parts is fairly easy and they are generally inexpensive. Two new 12v batteries have installed and the four-banger turns over instantly. It's also fresh off an oil and filter service so no maintenance needs to be scheduled for another 5,000 km. The inline flour idles confidently and sends power to all four wheels through a selective transfer case. A 2WD setting is available to maximize fuel economy. The automatic gearbox shifts as it should and is capable of handling sustained highway speeds. The suspension offers plenty of ground clearance and can handle the rigors of daily abuse. The brakes stop this seven-seater well and the power steering is easy to articulate in tight parking. The alloys are all wrapped in new all-season rubber at all four corners which will last for tens of thousands of miles to come.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.