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Of all of Japan's 1990s wonder-cars, Mitsubishi's 3000GT VR-4 is perhaps the most unappreciated. It's heavy, its engine bay is cramped, and aftermarket support for it is dismal.

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All George Melita will tell you, though, is how, as a toddler running buck wild inside of a Mitsubishi dealership with his parents, he came face to face with the twin-turbo, all-wheel-drive machine. And despite being just a boy, he decided right then he'd someday own one. In the meantime, he schlepped out of there with a bona fide sales brochure—one that, years later, he keeps stowed away within his VR-4's glovebox that, to the best of his recollection, resembles that showroom specimen down to the last detail.

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