Keep up to date
Keep up to date with all things Trade Classics, along with new cars.
PRIVATE Sale

1987 Mitsubishi J-Series Jeep (J53)

This vehicle is now available as a private sale - you can make an offer by the Buy It Now button below.

Buy It Now

£11,000

  • Mileage~1,200
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine2.7L
  • LocationKidderminster

FOR SALE

1987 Mitsubishi J-Series Jeep (J53)

Now available for sale

Introduction

Glyn Parry
Professional Consigner

What do you get when you combine American 4x4 styling with reliable Japanese engineering - an off-road monster; enter the Mitsubishi J53 JDM Jeep.

Back in 1953, Mitsubishi created a range of off-roaders known as the J-Series produced under license from Jeep. In the USA production of the Willys stopped in '65, however, Mitsubishi had a good thing going and carried on production until 1998.

This lovely example is a J53, and features a 2.7L Mitsubishi turbo diesel engine, perfect just the kind of hardy unit you want when taking this 4x4 off-road.

We really like the look of this example - a rare and unique car that has very low mileage a great conversation starter at any show or 4x4 trial event.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Glyn after meeting Harry the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

Secure Auctions

We verify all our sellers and buyers to keep our community safe whilst also providing the highest levels of website security.

Full Transparency

8 out of 10 people that buy cars via our service don’t feel the need to visit due to the transparency and thoroughness of our listings.

Vehicle Delivery

We're there every step of your buying journey and will even arrange pick-up and delivery of your new vehicle.

Secure Auctions

We verify all our sellers and buyers to keep our community safe whilst also providing the highest levels of website security.

Full Transparency

8 out of 10 people that buy cars via our service don’t feel the need to visit due to the transparency and thoroughness of our listings.

Vehicle Delivery

We're there every step of your buying journey and will even arrange pick-up and delivery of your new vehicle.

Meet the owner

I really love this car, it's just so cool - a great summer runaround.

As most of our dedicated followers know, we only source the very best and unique cars we can from like-minded private collectors and enthusiasts.

However, recently we opened up our service to trusted classic and performance specialists. Harry is one of those verified specialists and we're glad to be working with him - he has an eye for detail and we love the specialist cars he asks us to help with.

This example belongs to a private client of Harry's, Roger, that has enjoyed the car but now wants to find it a new owner.

Harry
Specialist Dealer

Ask the Owner

CONTACT OWNER

Exterior

Willy's iconic American 4x4 body styling in a mean glossy black finish - we love it.

Wheels and Tyres

Check out these enormous GT Radial Adventuro A/T's ready to tackle any terrain on your travels. The tread on these look great, loads of grip for off/on roading.

The wheels look in great condition too, as you can see in the images - the 6 spoke design really does suit the look and feel of this vehicle.

Bodywork

We think the bodywork looks in great condition after studying all the images and videos from Glyn's visit,

We did notice a few small areas of bubbling on the front wheel arches.

Please take a look at the detailed videos and extensive photos for yourself that were taken on our visit.

Paint

Finished in a gloss black, we think this car looks great and it definitely stands out from the crowd - you can't be shy in this car!

Across the car, the paint is even in finish and colour as you would expect for car kept in such good dry conditions.

Please have a look at the images to see the condition of the paint in more detail.

Glass and Trim

A fairly basic setup on this Mitsubishi Jeep with just one front windscreen to keep the rain and mud off your face.

The rubbers look in good condition and so does the chrome across the car.

Please view the photos and videos for a more detailed view.

Interior

No flash modcons here, simple and straight to the point - a radio, multiple dials, and a cigarette lighter, everything you need for an off-road adventure.

Seats and Carpets

The seats look comfy yet very hard-wearing, easy enough to wipe down whatever weather you decide to chuck at them.

Please see the close-up images and videos for a detailed view.

Dashboard

White numbers on black dials look crisp and clear.

Harry informs us they are all working too.

Various toggles and switches are nicely laid out over the dashboard.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The original large Jeep steering wheel is fitted that makes manoeuvring this 4x4 beast a lot easier.

The gear stick looks to be in good condition too. with light rust to the stick itself.

Mechanics

Packing a punch with its 2.7L Mitsubishi turbo diesel engine, just the kind of hardy unit you want when taking this 4x4 off-roader out on a big adventure.

Engine and Gearbox

A turbo diesel engine is perfect for powering those GT Radial Adventuro A/T's and overcoming any obstacles in your way.

Harry mentions that the engine pulls just as it should and starts and runs very well.

Please inspect at the images and videos for a closer look, also the mechanical videos show the car starting from cold after a few weeks of sitting and also starting warm.

Suspension and Brakes

Harry assures us that the car handles as you'd expect and stops just as it should do too.

All-wheel drive suspension makes the ride pretty comfortable.

Please view the images to see these mechanical parts in more detail.

The Drive

Due to Covid restrictions we couldn't go out for a passenger ride in the car, however, Harry assures is the car drives really well with no issues. In recent times the car has seen most of its life on the tarmac, driving to shows or days out.

A very utilitarian vehicle with lots of luggage room and practical features perfect for any road trip.

Harry reports that the car is a great weekend car and super fun to runabout in.

Electrics and Other

Harry reports that all other electrics are working as expected.

History and Paperwork

A rare sight for many - a JDM spec'd 4x4 monster with very low mileage. The perfect weekend toy or a collectors main article.

Please take a look through the MOT images to see that the car meets UK road legal standards.

Checks carried out by us:
- Photo ID of seller.
- V5 checked against seller's photo ID.
- HPi checked and clear.

This is an auction on behalf of a trade seller and normal auction rules apply, i.e. there is no warranty, no return policy and bids are binding with more info in our terms and conditions. As you can see, we go to great lengths to represent the car as fully and as accurately as we can, so please take time to review the entire listing, images and videos and also ask any questions you may have in the 'Ask Owner' section before placing your bid.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
19.06.2020 MOT 1,200 KM
08.05.2018 MOT 905 KM
24.04.2017 MOT 337 KM
30.07.2016 MOT 318 KM
Key Details
  • ModelJ-Series J53 Jeep
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date01.05.1987
  • CC2,659
  • Mileage~1,200 KM
  • ColourBlack
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Chassis #J53-00351
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers2
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypeTrade
  • Owned3.5 years
  • Key FeatureRare Japanese 4x4




Ask Owner

3
Got a question or comment?

avatar
Show Bids Only
Andrew Hasker
Guest
Andrew Hasker

I note the reserve was not met. Could I please ask what the reserve was so I may consider potentially making a revised offer

£6,000 bid by lkd 02.12.2020 @ 14:00:48
£5,201 bid by SteveMatthews 02.12.2020 @ 12:27:30
£5,000 bid by lkd 02.12.2020 @ 11:06:28
£3,000 bid by SteveMatthews 01.12.2020 @ 19:22:00
£2,750 bid by AndyH 29.11.2020 @ 09:58:22
Andrew Hasker
Guest
Andrew Hasker

Am I reading this right. In this vehicles first 30 years of life it only did just over 300 miles




Vehicle Location

Kidderminster

Delivery Calculator


Thank You


Offer Submitted

Your offer has been submitted successfully and we'll be in touch shortly.