Remember Mitsubishi Motors UK’s big-time auction featuring a bunch of rare models? Well, folks, the auction just concluded, and the unicorns that went up for bids just sold for record hammer prices.
The most sought-after vehicle was the ultra-rare Lancer Evo above—the Lancer Evolution VI Tommi Makinen Edition—that sold for an eye-watering £100,100 (P6.68 million). It set a record for the highest winning bid for a Lancer Evolution; the previous one was around £99,000 (P6.6 million) for a delivery-mileage Evo IX in the US back in 2017.
Another Lancer Evolution that was sold at the auction is this championship-winning Evo IX Group N Works Rally Car. It sold for £61,700 (P4.12 million). The Lancer Evo X below, meanwhile, sold for a still-whopping £58,100 (P3.88 million). This is number 40 of 40 of the last batch of FQ-440 MR special editions in the UK, making it the last official Evo in the country.
There were four Lancer Evolutions sold at the auction in total, and these accounted for 60% of the total proceeds.
Other noteworthy vehicles sold at the heritage auction include the first-ever Mitsubishi registered in the UK, a Mk1 Colt Lancer 1.4, that sold for £15,000 (P1 million) and a Colt Galant 2000 GLII that went off for £11,000 (P734,000).
A few vintage Pajeros—a Mk1 Shogun and a Mk2 Shogun V6 SWB—a Jeep J27, a Starion, and a 3000GT were also sold. In total, 51 lots were sold at no reserve, and £627,100 (P41.84 million) was generated.
“These vehicles represent not only a huge part of Mitsubishi’s heritage and history in the UK, they are also very special vehicles in their own right. They each have a unique story to tell and they have been cherished and cared for from the day we acquired them,” said Mitsubishi Motors UK operations director Paul Bridgen. “I have overseen the development of some of these vehicles personally so it is difficult to say goodbye to them but the values they have achieved assures me that they will all go to enthusiastic new owners who understand the provenance and importance of these cars and who will cherish them and preserve them for future generations.”
Let’s imagine for a second we all had the money to bid for these gems. Now, tell us: Which of these would you go for?
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