From early 4x4s to championship-winning rally cars, Mitsubishi Motors is selling off its rare heritage fleet of classic cars. We take a look at what is up for grabs.
Up first are a threesome of Lancer Evos, the car made famous by its enormous rallying success in the 1990s & 2000s. It includes one of only 200, 2008 Evo IXs alongside a 40th Anniversary Edition Evo X from 2015. The highlight has to be the 2001 Evo VI, Tommi Makinen Edition, signed by the champ himself.
It isn’t all about world beating rally cars though. The sale also includes significant models from Mitsubishi’s past. The very first Mitsubishi ever registered in the UK, a 1974 Colt Lancer, is included in the sale a 1974 Galant, which was the Company’s first dealer demo car recruitment, and a smashing 1979 Jeep CJ-3B.
A recently refurbished 1988 Starion Turbo and its replacement a 1992 3000GT described as “the best, all-original, utterly healthy and usable example you are ever likely to find” represent Mitsubishi’s racing heritage.
Mitsubishi had notable success with famous L200 pick-up. The Project Swarm “Desert Warrior” was built by Mitsubishi for a feature by Top Gear journalist Tom Ford is included. It features major bodywork and chassis upgrades along with its own drone dock and motorised mountain bike stowed in the load bed.
The collection is an eclectic collection of some Mitsubishi’s most wonderful cars. We’re sure it will attract huge interest.
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