1997 Mitsubishi Legnum VR-4 Wagon
Mitsubishi's Galant enjoyed an almost half-century-long production run. Its wagon version, the Legnum was a highly successful model, and this hotshot VR-4 is a special, rare, and unique example. This 1997 wagon represents the pinnacle of performance and practicality for the brand, with its fire-breathing twin-turbo V6, grippy all-wheel-drive system, and Porsche-derived Tiptronic gearbox. Fresh off a recent service, this estate is offered with a sublime 27k verified and documented miles. Finished in a Trigger Mauve Pearl (T08) the body and paint are in good shape aside from some light dings and chips associated with normal use and the driver fender was replaced in Japan at some point according to our notes. Set off by some subtle OEM rainguards and privacy tint, this sexy wagon is a wolf in sheep's clothing. For those looking for a fast, collectible, and all-weather family wagon or daily driver, this incredible Mitsu is perfect, and is a Japanese Classic you won't regret buying!
The cabin has ample space for friends, family, and gear. The Legnum even includes the old maintenance logs and owners manuals, as it was obviously cared for in a prior life. Up front the driver has an unobstructed view of the road ahead. The dash lacks any cracking or distortion and houses dual-front SRS airbags for some added peace of mind when behind the wheel. A Nardi Touring OEM steering wheel is a nod to this vehicle's sporty nature, and feels good in the palms of your hands. A digital climate control system is easy to use and blows cold A/C at a moment's notice. Directly below is a touchscreen Pioneer radio upgrade. It makes the cabin feel more modern and sounds decent, too. The driver benefits from a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, electric windows, locks, and power-folding mirrors. These all work like a charm and make daily use enjoyable. The upholstery is in above-average shape and matches the material in the door cards. The textured bluish-gray cloth lacks any major rips, stains, or tears, and is very supportive and soft to the touch. The headliner and carpets haven't taken any major abuse over the years, and even the OEM security shade is still in place. The toolkit is located below the false floor which adds even more to this Legnum's originality.
Under the skin, the Legnum is all go! Starting with the powerplant, which is fresh off an oil and filter service. The 6A13 V6 displaces 2.5 liters and starts up with the twist of the key thanks to a new 12v battery. The compact V6 is mated to a Porsche-inspired automatic gearbox. It shifts properly and sends power to all four wheels. It accelerates really well, and is great on the highway if you have a road trip in mind. The ride is supple and predictable, and active yaw control is ready to engage when driving spiritedly. The power steering is on point and nicely weighted. We refreshed the brakes and now she stops on a dime. One of our trained techs has installed new front brake rotors, and the front and rear pads were replaced as well. Brand new tires were mounted at all four corners and will provide tens of thousands of miles of year-round grip to come. They also quiet down the road noise a touch and can be used year-round, regardless of the season.
*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.