1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Convertible Conversion
Offered by Mecum | Kansas City, Missouri | April 26, 2013
The 3000GT was the coolest car Mitsubishi ever built – and yes, that includes the Evos. They were built from 1990 through 2001 and the competitive set through those years included the Toyota Supra, Nissan 300ZX and Mazda RX-7.
But there was never a factory convertible offered on the 3000GT. There were, however, conversions available from convertible masters ASC (American Sunroof Corporation), whose name was a little misleading as they tended to chop the entire roof off instead of just making sunroofs. Anyway, the ASC convertibles were only available for the 1995 and 1996 model years. And they were retractable hardtops.
So what gives here with this rag top car? Well let’s start with the fact that it is a VR-4 – the king hell version of the 3000GT. What the VR-4 model got you was 4-wheel-drive with a 296 horsepower 3.0-liter twin turbo V-6. Pretty desirable among these cars. But someone (Mecum’s description says “Californian R. Strahan” but I have no idea what that refers to) lopped the roof off and installed a soft top. And it looks well done. It looks so good, that I’m pretty bummed Mitsubishi never offered the option from the factory.
This is a 23,000 mile original car. 3000GTs have not held their price as well as Supras and RX-7s. They, with the 300ZX, have fallen off a bit, but the nice ones can still command a premium. And this is a nice one. $15,000 or slightly more doesn’t sound unreasonable at all. Click here for more info and here for more from this sale.
Update: Sold $14,500.