Really nice restoration on a BMW 2002… especially the alloy wheels
Mitsubishi Galant (Fifth Generation, 1988-90)
In the scramble for Japanese dominance of the US automotive market in the late 1980’s, I always feel like Mitsubishi is forgotten about. Tangled up in the DSM joint venture, it seems like there are less Galants of this era out there than say, Cressidas, Accords, or even Datsun 810s.
This 5th generation was short lived, being replaced by the much more popular 6th gen, which was oddly sold alongside this model for two of its three model years. To me, it seems like this car must have been a stopgap, since it’s actually just a rebadged Sapporo; the most luxurious of Mitusbishi’s offerings overseas. That being said, it’s really less of a Galant and more so the beginnings for the more prestigious Diamante.
Regardless of what it was, my opinion is that it became like many of Mitsubishi’s US offerings, a well appointed, comfortable third party candidate.
Seen in SE Portland
My wife and I were driving here for a much needed getaway from our real lives and passed this 1966 Dodge Dart on the side of Virginia Route 29. I made her promise we could stop and look at it on the way home.
It appeared to be for sale but I didn’t see a price. She rolled her eyes when I suggested I should find out. She then began to wax poetic on what she’s taken to calling my “money pit.”
She’ll never understand.