1998 Pajero SWB
Mitsubishi's Pajero 2 Door fills a niche not many SUV's can occupy. Marvelously compact while still boasting the same durable off-road compatibility as its larger twin, this 1998 is the ideal rig for a city dweller looking for an around-town runabout or someone looking for a compact off-roader. Finished in Satellite Silver and contrasted by textured black accents, this Pajero sports OEM rainguards, a rare Recaro interior, an integrated front brushguard an OEM rear tire carrier. Best of all, this Mitsu boasts a meager 112k verified and miles on the ticker, so its barley broken in. Save for some minor imperfections in the paint, this compact SUV was clearly well cared for in Japan and it's ripe and ready for a fruitful life on our stateside shores. For a small sport utility that packs a big punch, look no further than this awesome Japanese Classic.
The interior of this Pajero packs in all the power amenities you'd need out of a daily use cruiser while boasting some appealing upgrades, namely a stunning, highly sought after Recaro seating package. Finished in black with multicolor accents, this is the first time we've seen a Pajero sport this upholstery and boy does it look good. The seating surfaces have resisted any unwanted wear and tear over the years, and the remaining materials show well, from the tidy headliner to the plush carpeting underneath. Standard for 98, dual SRS airbags are present up front to give you and your passengers some additional peace of mind, and the driver can tilt the steering column at will if some extra comfort is desired behind the wheel. The center stack houses a simple to use manual climate control system and upgraded period-correct Sony audio. Both power windows, locks, and mirrors work like a charm, and the rear glass can pop out manually should you require some additional ventilation throughout the cabin. The rear seats can stuff in three additional passengers if required, but a bevy of cargo space is revealed when the bench is stowed forward. Overall, this cockpit should please pilots and passengers alike, and we've even retained the factory carpet mats, and the original owner's manual so you can feel good knowing this rig was cared for in a prior life.
Under the hood, the 4G64 should be a familiar sight to any stateside mechanic, as this lovable 2.4 mill was utilized by manufacturers like Mitsubishi, Dodge, and Hyundai, to name a few. With abundant parts availability and enough power to get this compact 4x4 up and running, this peppy four banger is a great match for the chassis, and is fresh off a recent service by our trained technicians. Starting with a new 12v battery, this one cranks over hastily and settles into a smooth, reserved idle after a fresh oil and filter service. To keep you free of any unwanted leaks of lubricant, a new valve cover gasket was installed and she now runs tip top. For a bit of a tune-up, the engine air filter, fuel filter, spark plugs, and plug wires were preemptively replaced alongside a new distributor cap and rotor and this runabout is primed and ready for anything from around-town jaunts to longer highway cruises. Power is sent to a Super Select transfercase, and the driver can engage 4wd at speeds of up to 60 mph if needed! It also has a locking center differential for the hardcore enthusiast who would like to traverse some tough terrain. The suspension joyfully glides over road imperfections large and small, harkening back to its roots in the Dakar rally series, and the brakes can come to a screeching halt if needed. Lastly, the steel wheels were wrapped in fresh Falken rubber here at the shop. Not only do they look great on the short wheelbase, they'll deliver tens of thousands of miles of hassle free grip 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.