1996 Mitsubishi Delica Chamonix Space Gear :: Classifieds

Mitsubishi Delica L400

It’s commonplace to see vanlifers and overlanders lift their vans and add bigger wheels and all-terrain tires. In addition to the rugged look, these modifications open up the possibility for more backcountry adventures and the ability to reach secluded camp spots that you may not have attempted otherwise. However, this approach will only get you so far, especially with a van that wasn’t intended from the factory to be traversing rough terrain. Fortunately, there is a small selection of vans that were intended for this objective, and the Mitsubishi Delica L400 is one of them.

Built on a modified Montero chassis, the Delica is ultimately a SWB van body built on a 4WD platform. It’s this unusual approach that gives this vehicle its iconic boxy dimensions and all-terrain credentials. Subsequently, you get a practical interior living space (especially if you add a pop- or high-top roof) with 4WD, high and low range, lifted suspension, limited-slip rear differential, and more. It’s a genuinely capable vehicle, as demonstrated by the adventures of Built not Bought and Overland Way. Today’s super low mileage 1996 Mitsubishi Delica (30,000 miles) Chamonix Space Gear has been well maintained and showcases a tasteful selection of premium modifications.

Delica suspension

From the Seller:

“Up for sale is our 1996 Delica (4M40 2.8-liter diesel) RHD SWB high roof with Cold Weather package. We bought it a little over a year ago completely stock, and over that time, I did a complete suspension swap and replaced some key components.”

Delica interior

1996 Mitsubishi Delica Chamonix Space Gear

The Delica is fitted with a 2.8-liter turbo-diesel motor that produces 125 horsepower and 217-pound-feet of torque. A dependable and relatively economical motor is matched with impressive capability thanks to 4WD, high and low range, a limited-slip rear differential, armor, and more. Inside, the Mitsubishi showcases a well-equipped interior with driver comforts that include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Power steering, windows, locks, and mirrors
  • Aftermarket Atoto stereo
  • Cupholders

Delica L400 rear end

Distinguishing Features

  • Ironman 4×4 suspension with 2-inch lift
  • Delica Garage Suspension Correction Kit
  • Front Runner roof rack
  • Enkei RP1T wheels with Yokohama Geolandar tires
  • Xplormor side ladder

L400 Delica overland ready

This 1996 Mitsubishi Delica Chamonix Space Gear is listed for $23,000 and is currently located in Atlanta, Georgia. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

Delica overland interior

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