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1G Earliest Production Date

Posted by StreetThisDSM, Feb 21, 2014

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  1. StreetThisDSM

    StreetThisDSM Proven Member

    Joined Apr 29, 2004
    Barberton, Ohio
    Anyone know when the first 1G's came off the line? I picked up a 90 TSI AWD and it says October 1989 production date on the sticker inside the door.

    That is the earliest one I've seen in the 10+ 1G's I've owned.

    Is there a way to tell from the VIN what number it was?

    Any thoughts? I'm curious to know.

  2. 19Eclipse90

    19Eclipse90 DSM Wiseman

    Joined Sep 29, 2003
    OKC, Oklahoma
    According to ASA, it would be May of 1988. I have yet to find a VIN that substantiates that as most of the early ones I've checked point to October of 1988.
  3. StreetThisDSM

    StreetThisDSM Proven Member

    Joined Apr 29, 2004
    Barberton, Ohio
    Good to know. Thanks
  4. AWDPetmitsu

    AWDPetmitsu Proven Member

    Joined Jan 26, 2003
    ., Pennsylvania
    Does anyone remember when the first DSMs started arriving at dealerships for sale? I'm thinking it was the fall of 1988?

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    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    · 1G DSM
  5. RallyEclipse98

    RallyEclipse98 Proven Member

    Joined Jul 31, 2007
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    The VIN doesn't tell anything about the order of production. The serial number is pretty random from what a Mitsu. tech told me.
  6. ist dwa

    ist dwa Proven Member

    Joined Nov 5, 2009
    Centerville, Ohio
    I own a DSM with a sticker of July 89, that is the earliest I have ever seen.
  7. White flour1gawd

    White flour1gawd Proven Member

    Joined May 22, 2016
    minneapolis, Minnesota
    My first dsm was 5/89. Sadly the guy that bought it smashed it up a few weeks ago

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    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
  8. MindBlowin03

    MindBlowin03 Proven Member

    Joined Apr 11, 2002
    Peckville, Pennsylvania
    I owned a 90 AWD that had a 4/89 build. That's the earliest I've ever seen. Had a few early 90 parts on it too.

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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