Exhibitor: Graham Alexander
Engine: 1997cc 4 cylinder DOHC, 16 valve turbocharged
Transmission: 5 speed manual, all wheel drive.
The Mitsubishi Galant VR4 enjoyed World Rally victories on 6 occasions from 1989 (1000 Lakes Rally) to 1992 (Ivory Coast Rally).
It won the Ivory Coast Rally in 1990, 91 and 92.
This particular VR4 won the Ivory Coast Rally in 1991, driven by Kenjiro Shinozuka (Japan) and co-driven by John Meadows. The same crew won again in 1992.
The Galant VR4 that won the 1990 Ivory Coast Rally, fully restored, was offered for sale at Sotheby’s Auction House (Monaco) with an estimated sale price of between 90,000 and 130,000 Euro.
The Galant VR4 was the immediate predecessor to the Lancer Evolution series of cars. The Galant VR4 was manufactured only in Japan, between 1988 and 2002.