We highlighted the forthcoming sale of Mitsubishi’s Heritage fleet. Now the sale is complete we take a look at the results.
The sale ended on April 30 2021 with 51 lots sold all offered at an astonishing No Reserve. The star attraction, had to be the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI TME so we will start there.
The Evolution VI Tommi Mäkinen Edition was understandably the most sought-after car in the auction. In early bidding the car quickly hit £50k, then rose steeply to £78k, where bidders paused for some breath. With a second wind, bidders raised the ante again as the car hit high £80’s. Frantic last-minute activity saw it finish at a World Record of £100,100. Phew!
Following that stunning performance was the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR FQ-360 by HKS. Very busy bidding saw the hammer fall at a shade under £70k, £68,900 to be exact. That again is very likely to be another record.
Less glamorous members of the heritage fleet weren’t taking those performances lying down.
The Mk1 Colt Lancer 1.4 2-Door, which just happened to be the first Mitsubishi registered in the UK, sold for £15,000. A very lovely Colt Galant 2000 GLIi, sold for £11,600.
An original Mk2 Mitsubishi Shogun in just the right colour combo sold for £9,600. That looked cheap?
One of the brand’s supercars, the 3000GT in exceptional condition and the fastest colour, sold for £24,500, another record value in a UK auction.
In total, the auction of the Heritage Fleet generated nearly £650k attracting 1,300 bids on all 51 lots which included some boring number plate sales. A good day for Mitsubishi but a part of us is sad the collection is now broken up. Progress, eh!
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