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1985 Mitsubishi Lancer [C10]

1985 Mitsubishi Lancer [C10] in Triangle, Movie, 2009 IMDB

Class: Cars, Wagon — Model origin: JP

1985 Mitsubishi Lancer [C10]

Position 01:21:52 [*] Background vehicle

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electra225 IT

2010-08-07 12:35

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this is The U.S. version of the 1986 Mitsubishi Galant station wagon called in this case Dodge or Plymouth Colt Vista, if I remember well...

Gag Halfrunt UK

2010-08-07 12:38

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I doubt it, since the film was shot in Australia. This is a background car, and you can't even see where the steering wheel is.

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tonkaTRACKER US

2010-08-07 12:49

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The Colt Vista was a rebadged Mitsubishi Expo anyway

130rapid PL

2010-08-07 19:51

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It seems the Australians gave name Mitsubishi Colt for sedan and wagon also. And it was assembled localy.

nzcarnerd NZ

2010-08-08 03:27

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Lancer in this part of the world. http://www.cars-directory.net/history/mitsubishi/lancer/

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valiant1962 AU

2010-08-08 09:17

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Could be a Mitsubishi Nimbus - Aust name for the Colt Vista, but the roof doesn't look tall enough

130rapid PL

2010-08-08 18:39

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nzcarnerd wrote Lancer in this part of the world. http://www.cars-directory.net/history/mitsubishi/lancer/


Well... What about that?

Link to "commons.wikimedia.org"
http://tinyurl.com/39mxtbw

Davez621 AU

2014-06-12 08:07

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Not a Lancer. The Lancer name was absent from Australia between 1982-1987. The Colt was never offered as a wagon in Australia, only as a sedan or hatch. I am not sure what this car is - it doesn't look like a model of car that was ever sold in Australia. I'm guessing then that this was brought over to Australia from the USA by the film makers. It's not just a random background vehicle because they went to the effort of changing the plate to an American one.

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Gag Halfrunt UK

2014-06-12 11:24

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It is still only a background vehicle. so I'd be surprised if it were imported specially for this film.

Exiv96 BE

2014-06-12 11:51

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Davez621 wrote Mod: Not a Lancer. The Lancer name was absent from Australia between 1982-1987. The Colt was never offered as a wagon in Australia, only as a sedan or hatch. I am not sure what this car is - it doesn't look like a model of car that was ever sold in Australia. I'm guessing then that this was brought over to Australia from the USA by the film makers. It's not just a random background vehicle because they went to the effort of changing the plate to an American one.


It wasn't was brought over to Australia from the USA because it's not a US model either. It's just a 1985-88 Lancer wagon/estate/kombi/break (choose your country), and it looks identical to this euro-spec one :

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Lateef NO

2014-06-12 11:52

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It's not from the USA - it lacks both the US-spec bumpers and rear sidemarkers.

Davez621 AU

2014-06-12 18:11

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Well if this car isn't from the USA and it's not from Australia, what's it doing in Australia and how did it get here?

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Lateef NO

2014-06-12 18:20

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It could only have been imported from the US, and not from some East Asian country?

Davez621 AU

2014-06-14 05:42

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Lateef wrote It could only have been imported from the US, and not from some East Asian country?


Any car brought into Australia would have to be destroyed or shipped back. Cars from the US could be shipped back to America after filming ended (at a cost effective price because everything would go over in one shipment), but from South Asia? What would be the point... of shipping ONE car over from a random Asian country and then having to either destroy it afterwards, or ship it back?

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rockstarnorth225 PH

2014-06-14 08:20

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Would this point to be RHD in U.S. and its JDM model all i know is Lancer Evolution.

Lateef NO

2014-06-14 09:46

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I wasn't aware of there being such a destructive hatred towards imports in Australia. In fact, I thought it was entirely possible - but I probably had it confused with New Zealand. I was merely suggesting East Asia because that would be the most adjacent and most possible part of the world a car like this could have come from. I'm not saying it got there alone, I was thinking that there was a larger market for cheap second-hand imports in Australia, but apparantly there is no such thing.

If what you said is true (the part about imports getting destroyed or shipped back), what happened with this black cab after being auctioned off for $7K? Did it have to get shipped all the way back to the UK or was it set on fire?

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Davez621 AU

2014-06-14 10:03

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I didn't say that all imports had to be destroyed. Some are allowed, but the rules are very strict. For instance, a vehicle that's brought into Australia just for the purposes of filming a movie, has to be destroyed. There's no way it can stay here. It's the same situation in the USA. There is no hatred towards them except from the manufacturers who want to protect their interests (and so they should). That black cab was probably a genuine personal import from someone who owned it in the UK for a period of time then brought it over here (as you are legally allowed to do).

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Lateef NO

2014-06-14 10:26

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Well, that takes me back to what I was initially asking: couldn't it be possible that this was a personal import from someone previously living in East Asia?

Davez621 AU

2014-06-14 12:28

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It's possible, but extremely unlikely. In the mid-80s, import duty on cars brought into Australia was about 50%. As such, very few personal imports were brought in at the time, compared to today (even today, few are brought in). For example, importing a car worth $5,000 into Australia in 1985 would attract about $2,500 in import duty alone.

antp BE

2014-06-16 17:25

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Davez621 wrote It's the same situation in the USA.

Only if you want to register it for road use.

And aren't problems only for importing cars with wheels on the wrong side?
If the car is imported from UK, can't it be registered more easily?

Davez621 AU

2014-06-21 03:09

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antp wrote
Only if you want to register it for road use.

And aren't problems only for importing cars with wheels on the wrong side?
If the car is imported from UK, can't it be registered more easily?


All modern cars have to be converted to RHD; classic cars (over 30 years old) are exempt. But the location of the wheel has nothing to do with the regulations relating to importing the vehicle. i.e. importing a car from the UK is no easier than importing one from the US. The only difference is that the one from the US would need to be converted to RHD within 6 months of being imported.

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