1997 Mitsubishi Pajero Snow Athlete

Stock #5866

This 1997 Pajero "Snow Athlete" is a quirky special edition of one of our favorite Mitsubishi SUV offerings to date. Underpinned by a punchy GDI V6 powerplant and Super Select 4WD, this brute has the power to back up its aggressive looks, and is finished in Summit White (W09) with the factory graphics package still intact! Accented by OEM rainguards, angular front bumper guards with integrated fog lights, and a factory rear spoiler, this Snow Athlete looks the part, and shows no major imperfections outside of some minor paint discoloration and typical chips and dings from normal day to day use. We also thought it was worth mentioning a prior replacement of the front left fender in Japan. With only 76k verified/documented miles on the clock, this marvelous Mitsu has plenty of life left and is fresh off a recent service in-house. Capable, practical, and uniquely styled, the Pajero V6 is a head turning Japanese Classic perfect for life on stateside shores.
The interior is spacious, comfortable, and offers a host of amenities within arms reach. The factory bucket seats are trimmed in an exclusive patterned cloth and look to have been well cared for in a prior life as they lack any major rips, stains, or other miscellaneous defects. Dual SRS airbags are nestled snugly in the dash if you care for your safety behind the wheel, and the surrounding dash plastics are in good nick, resisting any unwanted cracks or UV damage over the years. The complementary center stack houses factory audio and an intuitive digital automatic climate control system. With cold A/C and hot heat at the push of a button, this cabin can easily be primed for all season cruising, as any proper 4X4 should. Power windows, mirrors, and power locks work as advertised, and a factory field monitor is mounted atop the climate vents for any aspiring meteorologists or off-roaders . For those looking to transport a full squad of passengers, the third row can quickly deploy from the D-pillars and seat three additional units of precious cargo if needed. Alternatively, the seats can be stowed and the reclining middle bench folds fully forward if you need to make the most of its trunk space. Overall, we have no huge gripes with the interior condition of this Pajero. The headliner and carpet are in decent shape overall, and we've even retained the factory carpeted floor mats and original owners manuals to further protect your precious investment!

Perhaps the most modern part of this classic ute is Mitsubishi's groundbreaking 6G74 GDI V6 powerplant. This punchy 3500cc mill is about on par with any late-model SUV engine and just received the green light by our trained technicians for the road ahead. A fresh 12v battery ensures this one cranks over reliably, and a new engine air filter and fuel filter help the 3.5l settle into a smooth and confident idle. New serpentine belts were installed across the board to drive the accessories reliably, along with a new A/C compressor, and we've replaced the valve cover gaskets to ensure you don't lose a drop of lubricant from the fresh oil and filter service. With the maintenance performed she runs right as rain and the V6 propels this Snow Athlete to highway speeds without hesitation. The tiptronic transmission shifts smoothly up and down the gears, and for aspiring off-roaders, the super select 4WD can be engaged at speeds of up to 45mph if you choose to take a shortcut through the brush, although the selection lever could benefit from new bushings it functions great. The factory suspension offers ample ground clearance and feels terrific over road imperfections large and small. The ABS brakes clamp down hard when called upon thanks to new pads and rotors all the way around, and we've wrapped the sleek tri spoke alloys in fresh Falken A/T rubber, sure to deliver oodles of on and off-road grip 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 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.

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