The Mitsubishi Delica Star Wagon L300 has a cult-like following in the Overlanding and off-road adventure van community. With a production run that lasted from 1986-1994, his quirky, turbo diesel-powered, four-wheel drive van is easily distinguishable in appearance and has seen a surge in popularity since it’s reaching eligibility for import into the United States.

At JDM Sports Classics, it’s no secret that we have a passion for nineties adventure vans. Here are the reasons why we love the Mitsubishi Delica L300.

1. Versatility

The L300 is an extremely versatile van that can be used for a variety of purposes. It can serve as a camper van, a durable off-road vehicle, a reliable family van, or even a delivery van. Now that the L300 is eligible for import to the United States, they are finding even more uses than ever before.

2. Unique Design

The van’s distinctive and boxy design sets it apart from any other ever built. It has a rugged and utilitarian look that makes it so appealing, and when an L300 pulls up, it is always the vehicle that gets the most interest.

3. Off-Road Capability

Built on a modified Mitsubishi Pajero chassis and equipped with a 4×4 transfer case, the L300 is a legitimate go-anywhere van. Offering superb ground clearance and a sturdy chassis enables it to handle rough terrain easily.

4. Cabin Space

The Mitsubishi Delica Star Wagon has a spacious interior that can be configured in a variety of ways. It can seat up to eight passengers, and the rear seats can be folded down to create a large cargo area.

5. Durability

Renowned for its durability and reliability. It is a tough and rugged van that can withstand the rigors of off-road driving and heavy use. A durable chassis and an indestructible powerplant are key features that have endeared off-road adventurers for decades.

6. Highly Customizable

There are many options to take your L300 to the next level. There are aftermarket options for lift kits, bigger tires, locking differentials, upgraded exhausts, snorkel installs, roof racks, and rear door ladders for greater performance on trails and overlapping.

7. Online Resources

There has never been a more exciting time to be a Delica owner. With abundant online resources and forums specializing in L300 ownership, you will be part of a dedicated community with a mutual passion for this iconic van.

8. Campervan Conversion

The blueprint exists for a variety of previous campervan conversions for the L300 Delica. At JDM Sports Classics, we are always blown away by the new and creative ways Delica owners maximize interior space. Outfitting the cabin with a sink, gas hob, bedding, and furniture to maximize comfort on the road is entirely possible. The ingenious ways people design their Delicas for long-distance road trips just show that your imagination only limits the possibilities.


Overall, the Mitsubishi Delica Star Wagon L300 is a highly versatile and practical van that appeals to a wide range of people. Its unique design, off-road capability, and spacious interior make it a popular choice for families, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone needing a reliable and versatile van.

As Michigan’s premier JDM Dealership, we have imported and sold dozens of L300s to happy customers across the United States. If you’re searching for a unique JDM Import, we offer a huge range of freshly imported, titled, and serviced JDM cars, vans, and SUVs. All our vehicles are imported directly from Japan and ready for viewing/test drive at our Three Rivers, Michigan showroom.