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Aussie Unique Cars mag Annual Japanese classic buyer guide

There’s a massive new edition of Unique Cars mag out now, number 454, JUNE 2021 – including your annual Japanese classic car value guide.

As with all guides, it includes pages of real-world data, put together by Unique Cars expert valuer, Cliff Chambers.

Cliff interviews four current Mitsubishi Starion Turbo owners about their ownership experiences over time with these classic iconic Japanese Turbo Cars over pages 136 to 145. This was a comprehensive followup from a previous article by Unique cars in issue #450 advising the Starion would be a Future Classic!

These few images of the Mitsubishi Starions owned by the four people in the article are nowhere as good as the many more originals in the Unique Cars magazine so I suggest you go and buy a copy to read for the full story. Also check out their official website on https://tradeuniquecars.com.au

As a Mitsubishi Starion owner since 1984 of one of the rare 1982 JA Models with a limited slip differential from the factory, I loved to get it around a race track as often as possible on club track days. The factory stock 2 litre 4G63BT Four cylinder Turbo engine performed fairly well and the suspension and Manual Five Speed proved its pedigree.

What many Aussies dont know is that the Mitsubishi Starion Turbo had quite a good record in the Bathurst Annual Mountain Top Race, coming inside first five places overall a few times against the majority of V8 competitors. The Starion of Brad Jones also held the Fastest Speed on the track for some time prior to the “Chase”.

The Mitsubishi Starion below is not part of the above article and images from the Unique Cars writeup in Issue 454 by Unique Cars expert valuer, Cliff Chambers.

The information below is by TurboClub article contributor “Flash” – Creator of the Starion Turbo Club – S.T.A.R.I.O.N.

Gregs Mitsubishi Starion Turbo JA 1982

With only 125 Kw @ 5500 RPM developing 245 Nm of Torque at 3500 RPM the Mitsubishi Starion 2 Ltr Turbo was no ball of fire, but ground breaking at the time of release in 1982.

Although it certainly had the engineering and chassis to handle a needed extensive power upgrade. I decided very early in ownership that it would be fairly easy to extract a lot more power cost effectively without upgrading the turbo initially by enhancing all air flow in and out of the motor. I achieved this by modifying all the piping and introducing an efficient Water to Air Inter-cooling system based on two modified motor cycle radiators and washing machine water circulation pump driven from the crankshaft.

Fairly agricultural setup, but engineered for efficient intake manifold air cooling from the factory turbocharger output. The boost was also increased by modification of the wastegate mechanism and the fuel pressure increased under higher boost by the introduction of a variable solenoid. The resulting power increase was what the Starion needed to really exploit the handling characteristics of the race proven chassis and suspension with the LSD.

With some tuning the Starion was able to max out at 240 KPH plus on racetracks with awesome acceleration out of corners heading many V8 competitors on track.

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Auto EVENTS CALENDAR 1998- Australia.

Future Events. -UNDER DEVELOPMENT

  PAST EVENTS:-

Too Late, hopefully you didn’t miss these!!
 
Australia Day – 26 th January 1998

Wings, Wheels & WaterRAAF Base Point CookCars – Bikes – Boats & Aircraft

 

 
27th February 1998 to 4th March 1998

DUTTON Grand Prix Rally

 

 
23rd March 1998

National Concours d’Elegance (3rd Annual)Domaine Chandon Winery

 
 
Sunday 12th October ’97
Drive to Warburton for lunch then to Mt Donna Buang.
Leave from Ringwood Railway station carpark or nearby at 11.00AM
Meet at Warburton for Lunch then on to Mt. Donna Buang lookout.
Sunday 13rd April, 1997
WINTON Raceway, 6 Klm fom Benalla off the Hume Hwy (31) – 200 Klm North from Melbourne
10:00AM – Starion Turbo being raced – Has twin cam 2.0ltr 4 valve GSR head on 4G63 Starion Block.
Modified by owner.
Photo’s dubbed from Video so please excuse quality.
Yes its an Aussie Spec. RHD RWD 4G63BT 2.0L Block with a GSR Galant DOCHead.
The intake manifold throttle body has been moved to the other end
and the distributor also modified to fit North/South on RWD Block.
Large pipes to front mount intercooler help with the much more than 200 KW at rear wheels.
Suck on this DSM’ers!!
 
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Mitsubishi Dealer List Australia

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd

All Customer Assistance Enquiries .
1300 131 211

www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd

QLD Regional Office Oxley House Level 1/ 25 Donkin St West End 4101
1300 131 211

www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au

Authorised Dealers

Sales, Automotive Replacement Parts & Service

Aspley(Zupps Mitsubishi) 1454 Gympie Rd 4034
(07) 3259 1111

Cleveland(Zupps Mitsubishi) Cnr Shaw & Wellington Rd 4163
(07) 3383 2688

Ipswich(Blue Ribbon Mitsubishi) Warwick Hwy 4305
(07) 3288 6600

Moorooka(Motorama Mitsubishi) 1130 Ipswich Rd 4105
(07) 3426 7333

Morayfield(Keystar Mitsubishi) 247 Morayfield Rd 4506
(07) 5498 5800

Mt Gravatt(Zupps Mitsubishi) 1332 Logan Rd 4122
(07) 3243 8888

Newstead(City Mitsubishi) 142 Breakfast Creek Rd 4006
(07) 3252 0161

Nundah(Nundah Mitsubishi) 1308 Sandgate Rd 4012
(07) 3635 5100

Redcliffe(Northstar Mitsubishi) 218 Anzac Ave 4020
(07) 3897 4500

Toowong(Toowong Mitsubishi) 601 Milton Rd 4066
(07) 3377 3700

Springwood(Denmac Mitsubishi) 3364 Pacific Hwy 4127
(07) 3290 7999

Wynnum(Bartons Mitsubishi) 200 Tingal Rd 4178
(07) 3396 7777

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd

All Customer Assistance Enquiries
1300 131 211

www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd

NSW Regional Office 7 -13 Talavera Rd North Ryde 2113
1300 131 211

www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au

Sydney Parts Distribution Centre Granville
1300 131 211

Sales, Automotive Replacement Parts & Service

Bankstown

Canterbury Mitsubishi

1600 Canterbury Rd
(02) 9709 4444

Blacktown

Lander Mitsubishi

110 Sunnyholt Rd
(02) 9839 9000

(Service)
(02) 9839 9047

Campbelltown

Paul Wakeling Mitsubishi

Blaxland Rd
(02) 4628 1444

Castle Hill

Windsor Rd (cnr Victoria Ave)
(02) 8858 0707

Crows Nest

Northshore Mitsubishi (Sales)

РNorthshore Mitsubishi (Sales) 521 Pacific Hwy
(02) 9439 3099

Artarmon – Northshore Mitsubishi

(Service) 24 Herbert St
(02) 9439 4677

(Parts) 24 Herbert St
(02) 9436 0776

Gordon

880 Pacific Hwy
(02) 8817 7777

Kirrawee

Tynan Mitsubishi

519 Princes Hwy
(02) 9545 8888

Lidcombe

Phil Gilbert Mitsubishi

76 Parramatta Rd
(02) 9735 8400

Liverpool

McGrath Mitsubishi

365 Hume Hwy
(02) 9600 5555

(Service)
(02) 9600 5084

Narrabeen

Col Crawford Mitsubishi

70 -74 Garden St
(02) 9999 9000

Parramatta

Parramatta Mitsubishi

CnrChurch& RaymondSts
(02) 9682 4444

Parramatta Service

5 Grant Ave Camellia 2142
(02) 8844 4488

Penrith

Penrith Mitsubishi 2128 -2140 Castlereagh Rd
(02) 4724 5555

Roseberry

1 Link Rd Sales
(02) 9315 9600

Service
(02) 9315 9666

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd

.
1300 131 211

www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au

And

www.ralliart.com.au

Authorised Dealers

Mitsubishi & Ralliart Sales, Parts & Service

Hobart

DJ Mitsubishi

1a Brisbane St
(03) 6213 3300

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd

All Customer Assistance Enquiries
1300 131 211

www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd

Head Office & Manufactuirng Centre

1284 South Rd

Clovly Pk
1300 131 211

www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au

Authorised Dealers

Sales, Automotive Replacement Parts & Service

Adelaide(Agostino) 271 Pulteney St 5000
(08) 8223 4000

Albert Park(Portside Mitsubishi) 1032 Port Rd 5014
(08) 8445 7422

Edwardstown(Southland Mitsubishi) 1102 South Rd 5039
(08) 8372 0000

Elizabeth(Agostino Mitsubishi) 45 Elizabeth Way 5112
(08) 8255 6066

Hillcrest(North East Mitsubishi) 447 North East Rd 5086
(08) 8261 9211

Morphett Vale(Australian Motors Mitsubishi) 147 -149 Main South Rd 5162
(08) 8382 4000

Mt Barker(Dutton Mitsubishi) 13 Follett Cl 5251
(08) 8398 1888

Nailsworth(Agostino Mitsubishi) 151 Main North Rd 5083
(08) 8223 4000

Wayville(Australian Motors Mitsubishi) 23 Goodwood Rd 5034
(08) 8179 3666

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd

Victorian Regional Office Level 1, 20 Prospect St Box Hill 3128
1300 131 211

www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au

Authorised Dealers

Sales, Automotive Replacement Parts & Service

Burnley

Penfold City Mitsubishi

29 Madden Gr
(03) 9425 8888

Burwood

Penfold Mitsubishi Burwood

71 Burwood Hwy
(03) 9268 1488

Campbellfield

Preston Motors Mitsubishi

1551 Sydney Rd
(03) 9359 3999

Chadstone

Chadstone Mitsubishi

1354 Dandenong Rd
(03) 9569 0811

Dandenong

Dandenong Mitsubishi

41 Lonsdale St
(03) 9771 9400

Essendon North

Essendon Mitsubishi

160 Keilor Rd
(03) 9374 4408

Footscray

Alan Mance Mitsubishi

456 Barkly St
(03) 9396 8000

Frankston

Frankston Mitsubishi

90 Dandenong Rd West
(03) 8781 7266

Heidelberg

Heidelberg Mitsubishi

537 Upper Heidelberg Rd
(03) 9458 1222

Knox

Knox Mitsubishi

437 Stud Rd
(03) 9887 3333

Lilydale

Lilydale Mitsubishi

56 Main St
(03) 9735 5800

Melton

Alan Mance Mitsubishi (Melton)

1 Holland Drv
(03) 9971 1100

Moorabbin

Southern Mitsubishi

795 Nepean Hwy
(03) 9524 9211

Mornington

Mornington Mitsubishi

41 Tyabb Rd
(03) 5975 5188

Nunawading

Eastside Mitsubishi

303 Whitehorse Rd
(03) 9878 7333

St Kilda East

Ripponlea Mitsubishi

160 Hotham St
(03) 9528 5777

Werribee

Werribee Mitsubishi

69 Synnot St
(03) 9741 5300

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd

WA Regional Office

98 Welshpool Rd Welshpool 6106
1300 131 211

www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au

Authorised Dealers

Sales, Automotive Replacement Parts & Service

Cannington(Southside Mitsubishi) 1261 Albany Hwy 6107
(08) 9358 9555

Mandurah(Mandurah Mitsubishi) 1 -3 Sutton St 6210
(08) 9531 8999

Melville(Melville Mitsubishi) 174 Leach Hwy 6156
(08) 9330 6222

Midland(Metro Mitsubishi) 204 Great Eastern Hwy 6056
(08) 9273 0000

Morley(Morley City Mitsubishi) 103 Broun Ave 6062
(08) 9220 9220

Osborne Park(Paceway Mitsubishi) 384 Scarborough Beach Rd 6017
(08) 9492 9492

Rockingham(Rockingham Mitsubishi) 16 -18 Smeaton Way 6168
(08) 9550 8800

Victoria Park(John Hughes Mitsubishi) 49 Shepperton Rd 6100
(08) 9415 0000

Wangara(Wanneroo Mitsubishi) 6 Lancaster Rd 6065
(08) 9403 9403

Parts Distributor

Welshpool(Amcap Parts) 13- 39 Pilbara St 6106
(08) 9351 6666

Mitsubishi Ballarat
(see Kings Of Ballarat)

Mitsubishi Bartons
(see Bartons Bayside)

Mitsubishi Benalla

New & Used

Servicing All Makes & Models

29 Sydney Rd Benalla 3672
(03) 5762 2999

OR…
(03) 5762 2652

After hours

Peter Thomas
(03) 5762 4576

Peter Thomas
0429 950 727

Stephen Walker
0412 833 596

[email protected]

www.benallamitsubishi.com.au

Mitsubishi Bill Lilley

169 Crawford St Queanbeyan 2620
(02) 6297 6333

www.billlilley.com.au

Mitsubishi Braddon

National Capital Motors

Braddon

38 Mort St Braddon 2612
(02) 6247 0744

Fax
(02) 6248 0211

Visit us online at:

www.ncm.com.au

Mitsubishi Caloundra City Autos

Caloundra Caloundra Rd 4551
(07) 5491 5522

[email protected]

Mitsubishi Dwyers
(see Dwyers Gippsland)

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Kenji’s JDM STARION (‘s)

 

Kenji’s JDM Mitsubishi STARION (‘s)

Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 17:31:07 +0900
From: Kenji HIRAO js3erv at d1.dion.ne.jp


MITSUBISHI STARION

These are my STARION details.

MITSUBISHI STARION GSR-2(2 is written by Greek letters) 1987 model A183A
Color:Gray (like gold)
STARION GSR-2
Engine: G63B TURBO(water-cooled=TD-05) with inter cooler
Max.output 150(net)ps/5500rpm Max.torque 23kg-m/3500rpm
Normal condition.
MITSUBISHI STARION
Modified points: Front Grille (early type =plating grille)
Side Marker lamps (early U.S. type=has a reflector)
Tail Lamps (early U.S. type)

MITSUBISHI STARION
Aluminium Alloy Wheels (Speed Star Racing Formura Mesh)
F:16inch7.5J offset +9mm R:16inch 8.5J offset -4mm
Tires F:205/55-16 R:225/50-16 made byTOYO TIRE
Coil Springs(E.C. type = harder than Japan Domestic type)
Shock Absorbers (F: E.C type=heavy duty
R:8stageadjustment=E.C. type & for A187A)
Muffler for A187A
U.S. made Aluminium Rear Louver

remarks: early type = 1982-1983
MITSUBISHI STARION
I will send data of Japan Domestic STARION Spec soon.

This STARION is 2nd for me.
I had owned remodeled GSR-3(1988 model) which changed normal fender
into blister fender(genuine parts)in the old days by the former owner.
But struck from behind,that was damaged badly and scraped that last year.

MITSUBISHI STARION

1st STARION & Mt.FUJI
Have a nice day. Kenji Hirao,

Member of STARION owner’s club – ACHILLES.

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Kenji HIRAO
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cockpit

 

STARION GSR-2 R

 

 

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