eBay Find: 1973 Dodge Colt GS

Our latest eBay pick is an interesting import. Badged as a Dodge Colt GS Coupe, it’s actually a Mitsubishi Galant Coupe. Sounds strange doesn’t it. In 1971 Chrysler purchased a stake in Mitsubishi which gave them access to the Japanese marques model inventory. As a result Chrysler began importing the Galant to the US and rebadged it as the Dodge Colt. It was also sold in New Zealand. The Colt was unique in that it was the first Mitsubishi car to be pillar less and have all glass.

The straight four engines ranged from 1.3ltr to 1.4ltr, 1.6ltr and 1.7ltr and were SOHC in design with aluminium heads. Power ranged from 95BHP to 105BHP, depending on what carb setup was ordered. The transmission was a four speed manual with power sent to the rear. A three speed automatic was also available as an option. Disc brakes with fitted to the front with drums on the rear. Production of the first generation model last from 1971 to 1973.

The car on offer is a very smart looking 1973 Dodge Colt GS. Details are fairly sparse but the listing does state it has a 1.6ltr engine with twin carbs and a five speed manual transmission. It’s possible this transmission was added during the cars life and it should make for better cruising on long distance trips. The seller states that it has a full MOT, log book and age related plate. Apart from that little other information is supplied. The clock shows 64,592 km but it is not mentioned whether this is genuine or not. Given the condition it may well be.

This is a very smart looking Dodge Colt GS coupe. We’ve always had a thing for pillar less coupes and this one ticks all the boxes for us. It looks to be a very clean and tidy compact 2+2. The orange paint suits it as do the alloys. The interior looks clean and we suspect the seats have come from another car. A Momo Drifting steering wheel has been fitted. We’d probably go for something a bit more understated.

The engine bay doesn’t look like it has been messed with and it looks like a new oil breather pipe was added recently. As usual a bit of detailing here wouldn’t go amiss. We think this is a very nice looking sporty coupe. If it is as clean and rust free as the seller describes, this Dodge Colt GS could make an interesting and inexpensive tax free classic.

The car is located in Whitstable UK and the asking price is £5995.

More details can be found on eBay here.

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  2. Ivan Thomas 18th September 2019 at 10:49 pm

    How much and does it run ?

  3. Niall Julian 19th September 2019 at 3:53 pm

    That car was up for sale back in 2015 Ivan. So it is long gone. I did actually see it at a show though not long after the post. It needed work but it was a cool Colt. Keep an eye out, it might turn up again.

  4. Grant flanagan 21st November 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Hi this car belongs to me now , purchased it aprox 2016 its been sitting about in storage, currently undergoing a full restoration this year , generally quite solid although I removed its weight in bodyfiller and have replaced bad bits and bad repairs that it had collected over the years , hopefully will be on the road again early next year ( 2021) also going back to its original colour which was blue .

  5. Niall Julian 21st November 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Good to hear you acquired the Colt Grant. I actually saw it a few months after I featured it on here. It was at a car show in Kent and was still for sale at the time. It did look a bit scrufy in places and the photos did hide some of the issues it had. But it’s still a cool car. Best of luck with the restoration. Let me know when you have it finished. It would be nice to see it when its all done.

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