Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Rollin' in my 2.0, 2.0: an even crustier Sigma wagon.. with a 2.litre Astron II. No, bugger it, I'm making this work.

Following on from the previous '83 GJ Sigma wagon post with a similarly rusty, far crustier, example of the Australian Sigma wagon's 1985- GN final evolution - the high-roofed winged-wonder:
Some time between washes. 
As always, there's no amount of rusted sheet, missing paint, or added vegetation that can detract from what is otherwise a good example of a rarely seen vehicle. It's complete and unmodified; what appears to be original paint (just look at those profile-inspired pinstripe decals!) and quite likely all the parts, trims and screws exactly how Mitsubishi left them 30+ years ago. We're in business.

This particular April 1986 car was spotted at a local wrecker in late 2016. Time spent sitting under a tree (or something along those lines..!) is likely the only reason it even survived that long. Most of these are already long gone.
Two years on, whatever this poor old Sigma was scrapped and re-imagined into (soup cans maybe?) is likely already on its way to becoming something else. Yay recycling.. 

The high-roof GN Sigma Wagon's radical roof-mounted wing. High to clear the raised roof; it'd look fairly ridiculous on the earlier standard-roof cars!

Gardening Australia. 

The factory hot-cross-bun hubcaps almost look as though they've got colour-matched outer edges. I don't even want to look into that; I'm very happily going to imagine (pretend?) they were - don't ruin this for me!

..and a quick glimpse of the interior, as all was a little too festy to want to venture much further.

Anyway, just like the Camira posted recently, one of the typically less-loved locally-made vehicles (..than a Holden/Commodore or Falcon) that I just don't get to see much of these days. Not many care to keep them on the road, and even less are willing to make the finacially-illogical decision to restore and show one. For someone with a soft-spot for anything screwed-together in this country, a shame..

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