1993 Mitsubishi Delica
The Mitsubishi Delica makes an impression every time it hits the road. Its rugged bodywork, an abundance of ground clearance, and 4 wheel drive make this vehicle among the most unique machinery on and off the tarmac.
This 1993 model Mitsubishi features an OEM bumper guard, oversize tires, and straight shift gearbox. These add to the adventurous look of an already impressive van and increase its off-road worthiness if you chose the path less traveled. The Saint-Amour Green two-tone paint is in great shape, sans some minor abrasions and wear on the grey lower cladding – but overall it looks very good and shines nicely. The body is in solid shape and has been cared for in its prior life across the pond. Period correct graphics accent the bodywork, and the OEM rain guards complete the look of the rough and tumble eight-seater.
The interior is just as durable as the diesel engine concealed between the front seats. Inside you'll find seating for up to eight and plenty of cargo space to boot. The interior is in good condition and features mid-row flip backbench and separate controls for the rear climate control. With the tailgate lifting to over six feet tall, the Delica cargo area is cavernous. The electronic gate lock can actually be controlled from the front of the Delica independently, and the front windows are powered. The seats show minimal wear and have no major rips or tears. The Gray cloth is especially soft, and the seats all have good bolstering for comfort on longer drives. The third-row seats fold down quickly for even more storage capacity on the fly. The factory gauge suite sitting atop the dash adds to the adventurous theme of the interior styling upfront and provides some practicality and useful info for off-road excursions. The interior panels are in good shape and the dash is free of any cracks, and the headliner is fairly unblemished and doesn't sag a touch. The air conditioner and heat are in proper working order, and the door electronics are fully functional. The head unit has been upgraded with a Pioneer unit, and properly powers the speakers. Other interior features include factory passenger curtains which are great for privacy when camping or needing some shade from the sun. The large size front and side glass are ideal for visibility while driving and parking and the rear feature privacy tint.
The diesel-powered 2.5L Turbo 4D56 engine starts right away and idles smoothly. With only 41K verified miles, it is just getting broken in. A fresh oil service gives the next owner a license to take a cross country road trip with enthusiasm. The 4 cylinder engine is a torquey little mill and provides more than enough grunt to get up to speed on the interstate, yet consumes less fuel than its domestic V8 counterparts. One of our trained technicians has installed four brand new all-terrain 31" tires, mounted and balanced for a compliant ride. Shifts through the manual transmission are smooth and deliberate. The 4X4 system is functioning correctly and can handle terrain that your average van cannot. The suspension has tons of room to clear impediments, and on-road driving characteristics are pleasant. The chassis is stable at speed, and the low overhangs are great for approach angles off the beaten path. This chassis also can accommodate tight U-Turns in town, and front and rear convex mirrors are on hand to help with parking. The brakes feel compliant, and stop the big van with enough urgency. Nighttime driving is fantastic, as the bevy of fog lights and projection halogen headlamps provide more than average illumination.
The Delica is the ultimate statement maker. Whether for daily use, promotional marketing, or simply exploring the outdoors it is a true do-everything van.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant 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.