Today we are sharing an amazing story from Dutch forum member Marv666, who owns a 1983 Mitsubishi Galant GLX. Because of its condition, Marv666 was asked to participate in this event celebrating 40 years of Mitsubishi Netherlands, a older official presence history than the company has in the US. We’ll let him take it from here.
I got the question to show some pictures of the Mitsubishi Classic Cars Tour that is currently happening in the Netherlands. This Classic Cars Tour is a celebration of 40 years of Mitsubishi in the Netherlands. With this tour, a number of classic Mitsubishis is shown at a number of different dealership showrooms across the Netherlands.
Apart from that there was a Classic Cars Tour at the dealership Fase in Alphen aan den Rijn. My ’83 Galant GLX was shown there. The cars where transported there at no charge for the owners by a professional vehicle transporting firm, which at that moment transported two (almost) new BMW’s together with my Galant. Funny to see your classic Mitsubishi being cleaner and shining more than two BMWs with a price tag of over 100,000 euros each.
Fase, Alphen a/d Rijn
I went to that dealership myself, together with a good friend (that took the next pictures). As it is of course a rare opportunity to see your own 31-year-old car being shown in a dealership showroom. The cars shown at that dealership are: my ’83 Galant, a ’76 (Colt) Lancer, a ’78 (Galant) Sapporo, an ’81 Colt, a ’78 Galant, an ’84 Pajero and a ‘78 (Lancer) Celeste.
Unfortunately I haven’t had the possibility to go to this dealership, as there where interesting Mitsubishi’s shown from a few good friends of me. So these pictures are copied from the Facebook page of the dealership. The cars shown at that dealership are: a ’76 Dodge Minica, a ’78 Galant, a ’78 (Galant) Sapporo, a ’78 (Lancer) Celeste, a ’84 Pajero, an ’81 Colt, a ’96 Eclipse Targa, a ’97 RVR Hyper Sports Gear and a ’76 (Colt) Lancer.
Auto van Zeist, Apeldoorn
At this weekend I couldn’t go to the dealership either, the pictures are taken from the Facebook page of the (Dutch) Mitsubishi Owners Club. The cars shown at that dealership are: a ’76 (Colt) Lancer, a ’78 (Galant) Sapporo, a ’77 Galant, an ’81 Colt, an ’82 (Galant) Sapporo, a ’78 (Lancer) Celeste, an ’84 Pajero and a ’91 Sigma. The RVR should be displayed here as well, but for a reason unknown to me they didn’t want the RVR in the showroom and placed it in the garage instead. When the owner of the RVR found out, he didn’t want to take any part in the rest of the Classic Cars Tour, thereby excluding his ’89 C77 Lancer 4X4 from participating the Classic Cars Tour. The text in the first picture says: “Legends from the past… …inspiration for the present. 40 years in the Netherlands.”