As one of the last second-generation Mitsubishi Pajeros ever built, this one has all the updates.

That includes a later '4M40' 2.8-turbo diesel engine, an upgraded driveline; and in this case, super low kilometres too.

Short-Wheelbase (SWB) 4x4s are the ones to have.

Their compact footprint makes them easier to drive and manage off-road, but they also look the best too. Stubby and short, they’re as high off the ground as they are long, and they clearly don’t look like the four-door Aussie-delivered one your mate’s mum once had.

This Mitsubishi Pajero SWB was one of the last of the second-generation models built, as its replacement came later in the year 2000. It’s wide body stance is unmistakeable, and its white-over-silver duco is straight outta 1996.

With just 56,000 kilometres on the clock, it’s never been sent off-road or seen hard yakka, either.

The car pictured – 1999 Mitsubishi Pajero SWB ZX widebody (V26W)

This Mitsubishi Pajero was built in June 1999 and is a ‘ZX’ trim level with a turbo-diesel engine option.

That means it’s powered by a 2.8-litre ‘4M40’ turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine with 103kW of power and 313Nm of torque. Aside from Mitsubishi’s super-select all-wheel drive system that allows four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive in the dry and on the road, it also features a transfer case with low-range and a centre diff lock.

As a mid-spec model it also receives fancy upmarket cloth trim, dual airbags. a triple gauge pod with inclinometer and temp gauge, climate control air conditioning, power steering and remote central locking.

Having travelled just 56,000km from new, it presents in well-above average condition inside, outside and underneath. Having resided in Nagoya from new, it’s not seen action in the colder (and snowy) areas of Japan.

Specification Breakdown

  • 1998 Mitsubishi Pajero SWB ZX widebody
  • 56,100km
  • 2.8-litre ‘4M40’ turbo-diesel engine
  • Automatic transmission / Super-select 4×4
  • Transfer case with low range and centre diff lock
  • Factory equipment: Inclinometer, climate control, power steering, dual airbags, power windows and mirrors, remote central locking
  • Japanese de-registration paperwork and auction paperwork available
  • Vehicle comes with compliance
  • Vehicle comes with three months NSW registration
The Pajero entered the Dakar Rally 26 times and won a total of 12 victories with an unprecedented seven consecutive wins to become known to all around the world as the King of the Desert
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