Overland Classifieds :: Mitsubishi Delica L300 4WD Manual

I’m not particularly sentimental, and when it comes to selling my things, I usually don’t think twice. However, I regretted the sale of my Mitsubishi L300 4×4 almost every day, and it continues to be one of my favorite compact overlanders. This capable Mitusbihsi van is a popular choice on the forum, with examples including a 1993 4×4 Chamonix, 1992 StarWagon 4×4, and a heavily modified 1993 L300 4×4.

What makes this go-anywhere micro van so special? Firstly, its size makes it smaller than the average short wheelbase van but more practical than most SUVs (it’s very similar in length to a Defender 110). The Delica is easy to drive, park, and ship but just big enough to fit a comfortable camper interior with everything you need for life on the road.

The ultimate overland example is, without doubt, YogaSlacker’s L300 4×4 SLACKERvan. This engineering masterpiece incorporates many of the same features found in something like an EarthCruiser yet was built for a fraction of the cost and is altogether more impressive. Unlike the Mercedes Sprinter 4WD or the Ford Transit AWD, the L300 is a proper go-anywhere vehicle built on a modified Pajero chassis, features a rugged 4WD system, manual locking hubs, high and low range, and impressive clearance. It also enjoys access to a wide array of aftermarket parts and accessories to enhance its capability.

Finally, it’s a ’90s Japanese vehicle, which is basically code for bulletproof reliability (although it also means rust is an issue). Today’s offering is one of the nicest to date, featuring a rebuilt engine, gearbox, and transfer case, extensive premium modifications, a fully-equipped camper interior, and a price of $23,500.

From the Seller:

Heartbroken to see her go, but it’s time. This van has been our home for the past eight years. We’ve traveled from Alaska to Mexico, and she’s never let us down. Intentionally built for the Pan-American Highway, this van is turnkey and ready for your adventures. She comes with an entire household, cutlery, tools, chairs, and spare parts! Forty-thousand dollars worth of maintenance, modifications, and the finest interior components.

Mitsubishi Delica 4WD Manual

The Delica is fitted with a 4G64 gas engine that produces 91 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque (although there are more powerful variants with up to 155 horsepower/163 pound-feet of torque). A dependable motor is mated with excellent all-terrain capability, thanks to a modified Mitsubishi Pajero chassis, 4WD, manual locking hubs, and a high and low-range transfer case. If you’d like a better idea of the L300’s go-anywhere credentials, check out the Martin VanMan Youtube channel.

Distinguishing Features

  • Two-inch lift with Koni front shocks, air balloons, and extra strong leaf springs
  • Dry Cell 120-amp-hour battery with 120-watt solar panel
  • Full aluminum roof rack with adjustable pop-top
  • Awning
  • Diesel heater
  • Dometic fridge and freezer
  • Snorkel

This Mitsubishi L300 4×4 is listed for $23,500 and is currently located in Squamish/Vancouver, Canada. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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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.