Hearing the words Mitsubishi and Evolution used in the same phrase used to make petrolheads’ eyes water. Sadly, in 2015 the Japanese automaker pulled the plug, and so the legendary Evo series is no more.
Between 1992 and 2016, Mitsubishi made 10 generations of Lancer Evolutions. Some of them were less favored by enthusiasts, whereas others were considered true engineering marvels. All of them though had one thing in common: a rallying pedigree.
Going into specifics is going to need a very long time. Instead, we’re going to share yet another Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution that’s up for grabs.
The sixth-generation Evo pictured here came to life back in 1999. It used to cost less than £31,000 ($41,959) in the UK when it first went on sale, and SilverstoneAuctions believes that it could fetch some £20,000-£25,000 ($27,070-$33,838) at their event scheduled for next Saturday.
Bought by a Ralliart Team mechanic right after leaving the factory, it was registered in Britain the same year. In 2009, the Lancer was sold to its second owner, an fan of the model, and a few years later, it changed hands two more times.
Despite being in the possession of quite a few people during its lifetime, this Evo VI remains in a very good condition and is all original. There isn’t any rust, either, as it received a protective oil treatment layer to its underside.
The odometer shows 34,790 miles (55,989 km), and it was recently fully serviced and MoTd. The car now awaits for the winning bidder to enjoy its 4.4-second 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) acceleration and 150 mph (241 km/h) top speed – and, of course, its direct steering, fast gearchange and marvelous handling courtesy of the rally-derived all-wheel drive system.