A few days ago, we showed you a 2006 Mitsubishi Evo IX MR with just nine miles on the clock selling on eBay for over $100,000. Now, the sale is over and the near-new JDM classic managed to fetch $137,954.
This Evo isn’t just a rare find because of its low mileage but also because it has never had an owner and was simply ordered by the South Coast Mitsubishi dealership in California and stored until Mitsubishi decided to pull the plug on the sports sedan after its 10th-generation.
Sitting beneath the vehicle’s eye-catching bodywork is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivering 286 hp and 289 lb-ft of torque. Working on conjunction with a manual transmission and an advanced all-wheel drive system, the Evo IX MR can reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than five seconds, brisk enough to scare some modern hot hatches.
Those who’ve driven an Evo will know it’s a car that can take a lot of abuse and thrives when taken to its limits. Here’s hoping the new owner doesn’t decide to lock it away and leave it virtually undriven.