The 1,600th and final US Evo is headed to eBay.
Honestly, we didn't even know that the production run for the final Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution was still going. Only 1,600 units of the aptly named Lancer Evolution Final Edition were earmarked for the US. Now the final copy is set to be auctioned off, with Mitsubishi announcing that a week-long bidding war will take place on eBay Motors. The auction will run from September 8th to September 15th and all proceeds will go towards Feeding America Riverside San Bernardino and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
Mitsubishi has its US headquarters in Cypress, California, which is in Orange County and near the counties of Riverside and San Bernardino. It's nice to see the automaker keeping its charitable donations close to home. Anyway, back to the biscuit. The final Evolution Final Edition set to be auctioned off will pack the same engine as all the 1,599 Final Edition Evos that came before it. That would be a 2.0-liter turbo-four rated at 303 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is the only option on offer. When it comes to special touches…well there don't seem to be any. OK, that's not entirely true. The paint, New Diamond White Pearl, seems to be unique.
There will also be a black box in the center console containing a plaque marking the Evo as "US1600." So, how much do you think this car will go for? The fact that this auction is being run on eBay and lasts a week makes us think $100,000 isn't out of reach. That being said the first Lancer Evolution Final Edition only fetched $46,200 during its own eBay charity auction. That auction was won by Brooklyn Mitsubishi which later listed the Evo for $88,000 big ones. We think a better outcome would be a wealthy enthusiast winning and hooning the last awesome Lancer ever made until the wheels fall off. If you fit that description than smash open your piggy bank and prepare for a fierce week of online bidding.