Today’s Kidney Car post is unique because we’re not really trying to draw anyone’s attention to an actual ad. In fact, we think it’s probably a scam. But what’s not a scam is how unbelievably beautiful this Mitsubishi Lancer Celeste is.
A criminally unloved model, we rarely see them in any condition, whether in Japan or the US (where it was sold as the Plymouth Arrow). So when a prime example comes along, we take notice. The color on this example is absolutely perfect for the era, and we even love the subtle stripe running the length of its sides. Inside, a gorgeous two-tone ivory and brown, with a matching check pattern on the seating surfaces.
It certainly looks like it has only the 17,000 km (10,500 miles) on the odometer as claimed in the ad. Unfortunately, the rest of the ad is so riddled with errors both grammatical an factual that it’s hard to take seriously. The name Celica GT is peppered throughout even though it’s clearly not a Toyota. The year is noted as 1987 when they probably meant 1977. It’s also located in Poland though the ad is listed on a UK website (is that a common thing over there?).
Perhaps its unfair to judge an ad by its errors, but for an asking price of £11,850 (US $15,100) you’ll want to be careful. In any case, we’re just shocked — and happy! — to see that a Lancer Celeste of this caliber exists somewhere in the world.