This Special Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Ready To Smash Sales Records

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It's one of 14 classic Mitsubishis being sold in Mitsubishi's UK heritage auction.

Mitsubishi doesn't make sports cars anymore, choosing instead to focus on popular crossovers such as the Outlander and Eclipse Cross. Sadly, this means there will be no next-generation Lancer Evolution. If you're a fan of Mitsubishi's legendary sports cars, then you won't want to miss this opportunity. Last month, Mitsubishi UK announced it's selling its entire heritage fleet in an online auction.

With 14 models looking for new owners, this is a treasure trove of iconic Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution rally cars, rare heritage models, and forgotten '90s sports cars like the 3000GT. With just a few days left until it ends, Mitsubishi expects the UK Heritage Fleet auction to break sales records.

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As expected, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV Tommi Makinen Edition is the most expensive car in the auction with a current high bid of £78,000 ($108,300). It's signed by the legendary rally driver Tommi Makinen and is expected to sell for a world record price. Following close behind is the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR FQ-360 by HKS, one of only 200 examples ever made and the last version of the Evolution built on the platform that underpinned the seventh, eighth, and ninth-generation models. With a high bid of £59,000 ($81,900), it could exceed the record £99,000 ($138,000) price paid for a Lancer Evolution IX in the US in 2017.

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Other cars that are also attracting high bids include a first-generation Shogun (£14,000/$19,400), Mitsubishi Jeep J27 (£12,800/$17,800), Mitsubishi Starion (£16,600/$23,000) and Mitsubishi 3000GT (£22,700/$31,500). Another star attraction is a Championship-winning Lancer Evolution IX rally car, which has a high bid of £35,600 ($49,400) at the time of writing.

So far, the auction has totaled over £400,000 ($555,000) and could exceed half a million pounds when the auction ends. If you fancy owning one of these historically significant Mitsubishi cars, there's still time to bid as the auction ends on April 30.

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