1984 Mitsubishi Cordia: Unicorn Turbo

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I can’t remember the last time I spotted a Mitsubishi Cordia on the road, and I’ll bet the last one I did see wasn’t the factory turbocharged model. This 1984 Cordia Turbo listed on eBay is a survivor not only because of its excellent original condition but also because so many of these vehicles have disappeared from American roads due to rust issues and scarcity of parts required for ongoing maintenance. Barn Finds reader Jim S. spotted this rare Japanese hatchback which has a Buy-it-Now of only $3,750, and it could be an entertaining project for a Japanese sports car enthusiast. Of course, this economy car is better suited as a commuter vehicle rather than a corner carver, but the turbocharged engine does add a level of fun to this lightweight hatch. Does anyone else think it’s a decent buy at this price?

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  1. Mark E

    The seller had it for sale last year for $5k. The ebay listing is closed so apparently he sold it this time, maybe for $3750…

    http://bringatrailer.com/2014/10/29/almost-perfect-30k-mile-1984-mitsubishi-cordia-turbo/

  2. Leon

    I remember a Cordia L edition. Guess it was for the cordial drivers. Lol

  3. John Member

    Located in Raliegh, NC, but will ship to the United States? Didn’t they get the word that the succession thing didn’t work out very well?

  4. PRA4SNW

    A buddy of mine had a non-turbo one of these back when they were new. Even then, you never saw one. Oddity indeed!

  5. Darren Nardo

    Forgot they even made them . Will be hard to find parts and if driven regularly things are gonna break!

  6. Steven Corgan

    I had a black 84 turbo Cordia and loved it. I unplugged the vacuum retard on the distributor and cranked up the boost. After that smoking the tires was no problem. I wish I still had it.

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