By the time you read this article, the auction in question will have expired (either with or without a buyer).

Phillip Weston RMVT or one of the Mitsi aficionados can correct me if I’m wrong – but as far as I know, facelift narrowbody GSR-Vs (post-1985) with the 2.0 Sirius DASH engine are a rare breed, since by this time the widebody GSR-VR model with the 2.6 Astron had pretty much superseded the rest of the Starion range. So to see one for sale on YAJ in tidy condition, and for a very reasonable price is pleasantly surprising indeed.

and don’t you just love the versatility of bronze Watanabes?

1987 Mitsubishi Starion: DASH 3x2 powered!

For 280,000 yen (buynow) you’d be safe to assume someone would snap it up ultra quick, if not locally within Japan then possibly internationally – as this recent thread on Austarions would suggest.

if I had the means to buy it right now, I would… but bigger and better things currently take precedence. Hopefully in my next scheduled blog update I can shed more light on this very subject.

Rare car! Mitsubishi Starion GSR V for sale on Yahoo! Auctions Japan »


  • Brad D. says:

    Would love a 2.0 flat car! Here in the US we got the flat sides, but with the 2.6.
    Here is mine and not nearly as nice!

  • Orion says:

    Hey Brad – yours is still a great score considering the price you paid for it.

    I never did work out why Mitsi took the backwards step of going to the 2.6 Astron engine as the G63B had lots of promise. Plus it just seemed more logical to me to drop the 2.0 DOHC turbo version in, as the Galant VR-4 was released during the last years of the Starion. Ah well, what could have been… :)

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