The last of the great Evolutions went under the virtual hammer with proceeds going to charity. Did it make enough?
The last of the last great Mitsubishi Evolutions was called the Final Edition, and just 1,600 of them were destined for US soil. With them being pretty much sold out, Mitsubishi decided to put the absolute last of the Final Editions up for auction on eBay. The auction ran from the 8 to the 15 of September and over that course it received a total of sixty bids from fifteen bidders keen on owning an iconic car. Bidding kicked off at $46,200. Why $46,200?
Well that's what the first of the 1,600 Evolutions sold for, so it makes sense that it should be the reserve price for a future classic. The bidding lasted the entire week with the bid amounts close to each other in small increments, but when the clock stopped the final amount clicked in at a pretty impressive $76,400. When the other 1599 Final Editions were listed at a sales price of $37,995 that means this Final Edition went for double it's value and that means the charities Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and Feeding America Riverside San Bernardino scored pretty well with all the proceeds donated to them to help them carry on with their amazing initiatives to keep people fed.
The new owner of this Final Edition must be pretty pleased with the purchase. This last of the Final Edition Evolutions is powered by the same four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo motor that makes 303 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque that's coupled to a five-speed manual transmission. Final Edition badges are splashed around the car with plates showing the edition number, but on this last of the last there's one difference from the others in the production run. This one has a unique paint job called New Diamond White Pearl. Contrasted with the gloss black roof, gloss black center bumper and hood vents and those tasty 18-inch dark chrome Enkei wheels, this Final Edition is a good looking motor.