This 1983 Mitsubishi Mighty Max would be a rare find in any shape but looks very well-preserved and highly original inside and out. Mitsubishi never sold as many pickups as their primary competitors at Toyota and Nissan, let alone Mazda and Isuzu, and though this might have been at least partially explained by these 4×4 model’s relatively mild factory stance, it now means good ones like this really stand out of the crowd.
When advertised for sale, the owner said that the truck had always been garaged, and condition looked very good all over.
The brush guard, auxiliary lights, and roll bar (with cool Mitsubishi-branded pads like the kind we remember on BMX handlebars of the same era) sound to have been dealer-added, but graphics and wheels appear to have been part of the SPX 2.6 package.
The interior is especially impressive and looks all stock apart from the CD player head unit and speakers, the latter which may have required opening up factory locations for the stock items–it’s not quite clear in photos. Note the floor-mounted shifters, one for the automatic trans and the other for the high-low transfer case. The stock steering wheel is a pretty cool design, too.
The engine bay looks just as tidy as the rest of the truck, and despite what the 2.6 badging might lead one to guess, that’s a four-cylinder and not a V6.
These 4G54 engines are tough though, utilizing a chain-driven OHC and delivering around 90 HP and a bit more torque measured in lb. ft.
The bed looks very nearly as good as everything else, and the truck doesn’t ever seem to have really worked hard for its keep. Hopefully, the new owner can keep that going for another ~99k miles.