Cars I Didn’t Know I Wanted: This AMG-Tuned Mitsubishi Galant

Yes, I’m aware that AMG was not always the in-house performance arm of Mercedes-Benz. Still, when I think AMG my mind will always instantly go to MB products. Well, almost always because I’ve just learned about this amazing little number wearing both an AMG badge and some Mitsubishi badges as well. This is a 1992 Mitsubishi Galant AMG Type 1, and I want it.

This car is currently being auctioned off on Cars&Bids. From the description, it’s a right-hand-drive version originally sold in Japan but now registered in New Jersey. And it’s just one of 556 Galant AMG Type 1 sedans ever built. Of those, only 289 were sold with a five-speed manual like the one you see here.

AMG-Tuned Mitsubishi Galant

No, it’s not as mighty as the VR-4 but it’s quite a bit more interested, at least to me. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder 4G63 cranks out 168 horsepower and 141 lb-ft of torque. Yes, it’s front-wheel-drive but it seems like it would still be plenty fun to drive. And this one looks excellent too, especially since it’s only been driven a bit under 70,000 miles.

AMG-Tuned Mitsubishi Galant

If you were looking to win a future Radwood event, this could be a damn-fine way to do so. And if you do bid and win this, I’m going to need to come over and drive it. Go check out the auction at the link posted above. There are way more pictures, and you have to check out the amazing interior.


  1. I’ve always liked the looks of this generation of Galant. It’s tidy yet purposeful. And being an AMG tuned version is pretty cool.
    But it’s no Debonair AMG.

  2. 168 horsepower from a 2 liter 4 cylinder, decent, but not exactly riveting stuff. Even though this is AMG, it’s from the 1990s when tuner culture had a lot of form over function emphasis on body kits over actually going fast. With that being said, this is going to be cheaper than an SL73.

  3. I was a hotel doorman when these Gallants were new. One our valets was hot rodding a brand new VR-4 and lot it into a wall. Sub 100 miles on it, as I recall. I think the dealer owner was at the hotel for dinner. They had to tow it away. Guy was transferred to housekeeping.

  4. Yes, it’s already a classic, but how good quality and pleasing to the eye!
    I really like the old generation cars, they have soul.
    Now it’s more like copying ideas of each other, complete boredom!

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