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1972 Dodge Colt wagon looks "a little like the crate it was shipped in"

By the early 70s a variety of Japanese cars had begun to hit the American shores, including the 1972 Dodge Colt wagon featured in this vintage Car and Track road test. While re-badging the Mitsubishi as a Dodge may have been an attempt to endear American car buyers to the small car, it certainly didn't work on Car… » 5/07/11 9:00am 5/07/11 9:00am

Redd Foxx Hoons A Dodge For Some Colt .45

What did hep early-70s skiers crave most on the slopes? You got it- tall cans of Colt .45! Aaah, nothing feels quite as good as staggering helplessly into a snowbank, your ski pants sodden with unnoticed urine and the meat of your knuckles shredded from some other skier's busted bicuspids- yes, that's what skiing » 10/08/08 11:30am 10/08/08 11:30am

Relative of Bastard Challenger! Sapporo Turbo!

While the Plymouth Sapporo (and its Challenger twin) we received on these shores carried the G54B 2.6L Hemi between its framerails, the Mitsubishi/Colt Sapporo sold in other regions of the world — including the UK — featured the now-legendary 4G63 2.0 turbo unit. Think of it! Easy Evo swap! RWD! Toss in the… » 2/21/07 8:30pm 2/21/07 8:30pm

SUPER SHIFT! 1979 Plymouth Champ on eBay

Sporting front-wheel drive and a sort of over-under transmission, we remember the Dodge Colt and Plymouth Champs as cars that defied their diminutive size with a measure of both performance and economy. A throw lever next to the standard shifter offered additional motoring flexibility by way of hi-low ratio for each… » 1/30/07 2:07pm 1/30/07 2:07pm

Mitsubishi Working up Electric Car for US Market

Rumors that Mitsubishi's been planning a foray into the electric car business have been on the lips of car watchers for months. Now, Automotive News reports the company will soon divulge plans to sell an EV subcompact, powered by a lithium-ion battery, in the US. Mitsu president Osamu "Sparks" Masuko says the car… » 10/09/06 10:20am 10/09/06 10:20am