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Future Collectible – 1981 Jeep Cherokee Chief
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Future Collectible – 1981 Jeep Cherokee Chief

If you're in the market for a vehicle's that on the verge of vintage but can still take you just about anywhere, this 1981 Jeep Cherokee may be for you. With wood-paneled Wagoneers of the same era selling for upwards of $20,000, this running and driving four door Cherokee found on Craigslist for $4,250 near St. Louis seems like a bargain, but is it? The Chief package added $349 to the base model price of the Cherokee when introduced in January of 1975, but it appears to have been a solid investment. Aside from some sweet graphics, the package extended the Dana 44 axles by three inches and your new Jeep would come with bigger wheels and wheel cutouts. While a majority of the Cherokee Chiefs were two door, this example offers easy access for the whole family. Outfitted with 2...
December 8, 1981 – Mitsubishi comes to North America
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December 8, 1981 – Mitsubishi comes to North America

In 1971 Chrysler Corporation purchased 15 percent of Mitsubishi, leading them to begin selling the Mitsubishi Galant as the Dodge Colt in order to compete in the small car market. However, by the end of the 1970s Chrysler Corp was suffering financially and Mitsubishi was not to pleased with sales performance. In 1980 Chrysler sold its Australian manufacturing division to Mitsubishi in order to avoid bankruptcy and in 1981 Mitsubishi founded Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc to sell cars with their own name on them in the US. The first Mitsubishi badged vehicles came to the US on this day in 1981. For the 1982 model year 30,000 vehicles were sent to the US and initially included the Tredia, Cordia and Starion models, followed by the Mighty Max pickup truck. The vehicles were sold through...