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261 - 1989 Mitsubishi Starion EX Turbo Widebody

 
 
 
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Registration C5RPS
Chassis Number JMAA187AMKZ400140
Engine Number G54BKE2317
Odometer reading 79,458 miles
Estimate £5,500 - £8,000
Result Sold - £7,392

The Starion is considered to be one of the originators of the modern Japanese turbocharged performance sportscars of the era and certainly the first to use electronic fuel injection. Over the production run of the Starion, nearly every year brought changes with increased engine power as well as larger body sizes and more complexity in the vehicle. The introduction of the 'widebody' also split the car into two distinct ranges; one of which was a non-intercooled lower horsepower car using the narrow body style and a high-performance intercooled widebody. Many came with a limited slip differential and anti-lock brakes as standard features. Horsepower varied between 150-197hp depending mostly upon the turbocharger that was fitted, the presence of an intercooler and whether the eight-valve or 12-valve head was used.

Originally registered on 24th May 1989, this Starion has only covered 79,000 miles from new. The fastidious vendor has improved this 'widebody' example under his stewardship, including recent refurbishment of the wheels at a cost of £600. Our inspection confirmed this to be a Mitsubishi of the highest quality with no rattles or squeaks; the white coachwork is virtually unmarked as is the black leather trim. Supplied with a V5 registration document confirming the registration number of C5 RPS is staying with the vehicle and a current MoT test certificate valid until 18th March 2016, this Starion EX Turbo is a very good example of an increasingly rare and desirable 80's (very) hot hatch.