1996 Mitsubishi Canter Deluxe :: Classifieds

Mitsubishi Canter Fuso

There’s no shortage of inspiring builds posted to our forum so it takes a rig decidedly unique to stand out. Today’s super low-mileage (8,500-miles) 1996 Mitsubishi Canter Deluxe is one such example that is truly exceptional. The truck was built by the team at JDM Offroad and showcases extensive premium modifications and a custom tray and canopy from Summit Expedition Trucks. In fact, our very own Graeme Bell listed this rig as one of his Top Five Vehicles of the 2023 North West Overland Rally. The Canter 4×4 is considered one of the best trucks for heavier expedition builds thanks to its considerable payload, dependable motor and transmission, and impressive capability. Furthermore, it’s a platform that is utilized globally ensuring parts can be sourced internationally. Subsequently, it’s a desirable option for overlanders with recent builds listed to our forum including this 2013 FGB72, a 2012 FGB72, and a 2008 FG140. However, none of these have quite the same cool factor as this classic 1996 offering.

A Mitsubishi Canter with flatbed and canopy

From the Seller:

We started almost a year ago at the NWO Rally trying to find a vendor with the ability to build an Australian-inspired UteTray and Canopy that would match the cab of the Canter. We contacted Ralph at Summit Expedition Trucks and contracted initially an 8-foot Ute tray with bed sides knowing that the canopy was a must and in January the construction started on the 6-foot (3/4) canopy. It took nearly a year for the vision to come to fruition and just a few weeks before the 2023 NWOR we received the bed and canopy. The lines matched up perfectly, and the powder-coated black aluminium fabricated design is beyond exceptional. We’ve been camping out of the canopy and sleeping in the RTT almost every weekend this summer.”

Canter flatbed drawers

1996 Mitsubishi Canter Deluxe

The Canter is fitted with a 4.6-liter naturally aspirated diesel that produces 140-horsepower and 245 pound-feet of torque. A dependable motor is mated with excellent capability thanks to 4WD, high and low range, manual locking hubs, center differential lock, super single wheels, and more. Inside the Mitsubishi is decidedly utilitarian but does include the following driver comforts:

  • Power steering, windows, and locks
  • Cupholders
  • Air conditioning
  • Clarion audio

A Mitsubishi Canter with super single wheels

Distinguishing Features

  • Front Runner roof rack
  • Spare tire carrier
  • Super single wheels with Kanati ATX tires
  • 4×4 Colorado poptop tent
  • KYB Monomac shocks, Alcan Springs, and 2.5-inch lift
  • Dometic CFX35 fridge
  • Summit Expedition Canadian tray and canopy

Canter flatbed tray storage

This 1996 Mitsubishi Canter Deluxe is listed for $120,000 and is currently located in Everett, Washington State. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

A Mitsubishi Canter instrument panel

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No money in the bank, but gas in the tank. Our resident Bikepacking Editor Jack Mac is an exploration photographer and writer living full-time in his 1986 Vanagon Syncro but spends most days at the garage pondering why he didn’t buy a Land Cruiser Troopy. If he’s not watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, he can be found mountaineering for Berghaus, sea kayaking for Prijon, or bikepacking for Surly Bikes. Jack most recently spent two years on various assignments in the Arctic Circle but is now back in the UK preparing for his upcoming expeditions—looking at Land Cruisers. Find him on his website, Instagram, or on Facebook under Bicycle Touring Apocalypse.