Stealth & 3000GT
How many are there?
Ever since I bought my car, I've wondered how many others were out there. How may Stealths? How many 3000GTs?
You see one driving down the road, and play "what model is it" with yourself, testing your skills and knowledge
of the little detail differences between models and trim.
Then in very early 1996, the Stealth saw its last days of production. Now as time goes by, there are only getting
to be less and less. But how many were there to start with? The Year 2000 marks the end of the 3000GT. At least for the
United States. Wouldn't it be great to know "my car is one of xxxx?" Well, I finally took a little initiative and dug
up some pretty interesting numbers...
I found that Santo Nucifora had some numbers for the Stealths, broken down by year, on his site, one of the original
Stealth and 3000GT enthusiast and informational sites. His site is here.
I am pursing updated and total figures. Below are the ones Santo reported.
For 3000GT numbers, I went directly to the top - Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America, Inc. Following is a request letter I sent to them
asking for any information they could give. It worked. Three weeks later I received an email with some of the info! First the request,
then the figures.
Letter of Request for Sales Information
October 10, 1999
Customer Relations Department
Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America, Inc.
6400 Katella Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630
To Whom It May Concern:
As an avid and proud owner of one of your cars, I am seeking some information that I have been unable to find in the 3.5 years that I have owned my car. And I've looked all over the Internet.
I own a Stealth and am a huge fan of the 3000GT and Stealth. I maintain a few websites with information on "gatherings" we have around the country (topping 80 cars at the largest), known accidents involving these fabulous cars, and am a founding member of the 3000GT/Stealth International (3Si) owners club.
What I am looking for (as are many others I talk with) is United States sales figures (volume) for the Mitsubishi 3000GT and Dodge Stealth for the years it has been in existence (1991-1999, 1995 for the Stealth). I have been unsuccessful in finding any figures for these specific cars anywhere, and would love to know so I can share with the other owners who are always asking.
If it is possible, can you send me how many of these cars were produced each year? If available, a breakdown by model (3000GT Base, SL, VR-4, and Stealth Base, ES, R/T, TT) would be wonderful! Some ask how many of each color was produced each year as well, and if those numbers are available I would love to have them also.
You can mail info to my address above or email to me at email@example.com. Many, many thanks for your efforts and I hope you can send me some information!!
1993 Stealth R/T
w/ '97 VR-4 wheels
Here's the letter I got in response, with the numbers for the 3000GT...
3000GT SALES Figures by Year and Model
(ed. - NOT production figs)
From: "Molaskey, Stephanie"
Subject: written correspondence dated 10/10/99
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1999 07:26:33 -0800
In reference to your written correspondence dated 10/10/99, I was able to access a partial list of what was requested. I have enclosed a list showing number of models produced per year, broken down into specific model; hope this helps. As far as a number of each color produced, this is confidential and unable to be provided. I am unable to access information regarding the Dodge Stealth, but I have provided you with a number where you may contact Chrysler directly with your inquiry.
Chrysler Customer Assistance
TOTAL YTD 3000GT sales by Model years:
1991MY = 9812
base = 151
sl = 6015
vr4 = 3646
1992MY = 13043
base = 1313
sl = 6877
vr4 = 4853
1993MY = 12715
base = 5314
sl = 4271
vr4 = 2550
1994MY = 15973
base = 8812
sl = 5570
vr4 = 1591
1995MY = 14532
base = 9102
sl = 4167
vr4 = 1263
1996MY = 4307
base = 3184
sl = 835
vr4 = 880
1997MY = 6009
base = 3810
sl = 1553
vr4 = 646
1998MY = 2619
base = 1427
sl = 1036
vr4 = 156
1999MY = 526
base = 289
sl = 192
vr4 = 45
2000MY = Discontinued
TOTAL 3000GT Lifecycle = 79,536
If there is anything else that I may assist you with, please let me know.
Case Manager, Vehicle Assistance
Stealth Production Figures by Year
The following is a table of production numbers for the Dodge Stealth product line.
This was taken from the January-February 1996 edition of "Chrysler Car Enthusiast Engines etc ..." on page 8.
Year (Jan-Dec) Sales
1990* 3,302 units
1991 18,352 units
1992 16,926 units
1993 14,556 units
1994 7,090 units
1995** 3,077 units
TOTAL Stealth Lifecycle = 63,296
(*) Sales began in October 1990
(**) Sales January through August