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Longtime Mitsubishi partner in crime (you're saying the 1977 Plymouth Arrow wasn't a crime?) DaimlerChrysler announced today it unloaded its 12.4 percent stake in Mitsubishi Motors. DCX had already decided in 2004 not to continue its investment, once valued at 37 percent of the struggling Japanese carmaker. We, for one, can't wait to see what kinds of products will come from collaborations with new benefactor, Goldman Sachs Group, but sources say a special-edition Outlander Money Center Instrument Purchase and Resale Program could debut as early as 2007.

DaimlerChrysler sells its 12.4 percent stake in Mitsubishi [The Detroit News]

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