1994 Mitsubishi Delica L400

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Getting an upgrade always feels good, and we at Japanese Classics have our first redesigned Mitsubishi Delica available. The new platform, dubbed the L400 features smoothed out bodywork, a more advanced 4WD setup, and countless interior improvements. This Green over Gray (F2HE) 1994 is in good condition, sans the normal scuffs, scratches, and dings that come with daily use. The clearcoat still shines well, and the paint has retained its bright luster, and the bodywork is straight; with the most notable imperfections being on the tailgate. Complete with all the factory accouterment, including OEM running boards, rain guards, and brush guard, this 61K verified mile example has an eye-catching exterior. The formula is still the same, go-anywhere capability, and legendary reliability.

As noted before, the exterior aesthetic is bold and unique, but several strides were made on the cockpit upgrade. Gone is the angular dashboard, replaced with a flowing design made with soft-touch materials. A gauge sweet including altimeter, voltmeter, and compass is mounted ahead. The copious amounts of glass, commanding ride height, skinny A-pillars all benefit visibility, making lane changing and parking easy. Even the floor has been redesigned, which is now flat to aid the loading of cargo over the prior generations' floorplan. The dash, headliner, and carpet are all in good shape without any major blemishes and the seven-seater was obviously cared for in a previous life. The seats, which feature captains chairs for the first two rows, are bolstered nicely in durable gray cloth, and all feature adjustable armrests. The material doesn't have any major stains or tears to note, and the interior is devoid of any offensive odors. Music can be utilized care of an upgraded and functioning Kenwood unit, which properly powers the speakers. Many will find the most desirable option equipped with this van is the Crystal Light roof. Consisting of two large, glass panels that run nearly the length of the rear two rows, this Delica features retractable sunshades that can be used to open up the roof to natural light and close at the push of a button to reduce interior temperatures if necessary. Manually adjustable privacy curtains surround the cabin if additional privacy is required. A front sunroof is also included in this people hauler, however, it is inoperable. The A/C can handle the solar load from the glass roof and does a decent job of reducing the interior temperatures quickly. Passengers in the second row have their own dedicated digital real climate controls, ensuring that they ride in comfort. They also have the ability to slide and swivel the middle two seats, creating additional legroom and some fun, flexible seating options. Perhaps this Mitsubishi even influenced Lexus and BMW, with its OE footrests, that fold out of the front seatbacks.

The mechanicals has also received various significant upgrades, including a more sophisticated all-wheel-drive setup and a more powerful motor. This (4M40) 2.8L, turbocharged and intercooled diesel, fires up immediately at the turn of the key. It has recently undergone a full service, and benefits from a fresh oil change and a new 12V battery. The four-cylinder powering the Space Gear has plenty of low range power and easily accelerates up to highway speeds. The automatic transmission, now engaged via a space-saving column-mounted shifter, runs through the gears without any hesitation or clunking. Power is sent to all four wheels care of a selective transfer case, which can be adjusted at speeds up to 62mph. The suspension sorts out all the large bumps in the road and offers a cushy ride. Overhangs are short, and this seven-seat transporter has more off-road prowess than most any modern SUV. New all-terrain tires are mounted at all four corners, and the brakes handle the stopping duties nicely.

Whether you need a family hauler, marketing vehicle, or adventure van the L400 Delica has you covered. Its distinctive looks, unstoppable low mileage drivetrain, and well-equipped interior make this an ideal, turn-key, Japanese Classic.

*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.

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