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First off — let me say that it’s a real shame about Penn Mckay, he most cer­tainly will be missed.

How­ever, my rea­son for writ­ing in was to see if the magazine had ever printed any fea­tures about the early Mit­subishi GTO coupés, I haven’t seen one done for a long time and they are fast be­com­ing hard to find in good con­di­tion now, and rare as parts carts cars as well.

At­tached are a few pho­tos of our own 1973 Mit­subishi GTO GS2000, a car we have owned since 1987. The car was fea­tured in an ad­vert for the new Mit­subishi Galant VR4 Lift­back back in 1989 with Gor­don Jack­son (of TV’S The Pro­fes­sion­als and Up­stairs Down­stairs) on the Waiouru mil­i­tary air­field. We were with them for a com­plete week.

Ken, via email

It seems that most of these in­ter­est­ing Ja­panese coupés have rusted off the roads — ei­ther that or they’ve been re­worked à la Per­for­mance Car. Just as an aside, I don’t think the ad­vert Ken men­tions re­ceived much air time, as Gor­don Jack­son passed away a few months or so af­ter the com­ple­tion of film­ing. AGW

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