My Mitsubishi Starion collection |

18 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on My Mitsubishi Starion collection |

Garry Carroll is 34 but says he’s ‘still an kid’. That’s when I was a kid and I want to grow up, he says. So he a Mitsubishi Starion, then then another.

Five all up.

I saw the Run and Jackie Chan was driving a and I thought I’d love to that, he says. If you buy one you have to buy two one is always in the shop getting done to it. I know one guy who has 12.

One of Carroll’s Starions was written off in a another was cannibalised for parts and he another because he didn’t the paintjob. The two remaining are a black JA show car and a silver 1984 JB driver. I bought the JA in 2000 and $8000, but I’ve spent than $80,000 on it, he says.

I saw black Starion driving town and I loved the paintjob, so I my lights at the driver and pulled him He goes ‘hello’ and I said you going? I just wanted to a look at your car’.

I ended up buying it off him.

might have bought it for the black and purple pearl but he has since had it re-painted twice. For a Carroll used it as a show car and won 40 trophies at car audio competitions, the Australian round of the International Sounds Challenge in 2001. He $25,000 on the sound system,

There are bits you can’t see the equaliser that’s worth a crossover under the seats worth $1500, and there’s in amps, he says. It’s 300 watts, but it’s built for not high volume. If you shut eyes you wouldn’t think you in a car.

I listen to a lot of vocal music; and Janet Jackson and Billy I’m stuck in the ’80s the car, I suppose.

It not only hot, but runs hot, with a complete engine new Garrett turbo, new manifold, cooling system and a lot of tuning to 223kW at the wheel.

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It would be a car (on the quarter mile drag but I’ve never been to take it out drag racing. not why I designed it. If I wanted to go fast I have loaded it down a stereo and done the interior and paintjob.

In original form the Starion two-litre turbocharged four-cylinder only pumped out 90kW at the I tried to keep the Starion so it has the original engine, he says. I have gone berserk an Evo engine, but I wanted to keep the

If I wanted to buy an Evo I would have, but no character with the Evo. It looks like a sedan. has more character and is more fun to

I’d fall asleep in a because it’s too smooth. I to bounce around in the seat a

No problems there as it features KYB suspension and 18-inch Simmons He also spent $2500 on the and $3000 on the aiconditioning. Other are the full seven-cow leather and Knight Rider light at the

I did some of the interior, but mainly I to point and direct, he says. not very motor savvy. He the JB in 2006 for $5000, mainly as a driver. I had some paintwork on it, changed the speakers and CD player, put on new and a front spoiler.

I only about $6000, maybe

Carroll’s first car was a Nissan and he has since owned about 30 but has mainly been true to with several Colts, the Starions. My next car might be a Outlander, he says. My wife, is pregnant so my life’s over. my car will have a baby and I’ll have to grow up.

For the record, Carroll discredits the that the car was incorrectly named because the Japanese boss say stallion. That’s incorrect. had a lot of cars and engines named star constellations, he says, the forum of which he is one of members world-wide.

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