Mitsubishi UK’s entire history fleet has been sold away, with several hitting large numbers
With Mitsubishi leaving our coast line , UK importer The particular Colt Car Company introduced a few weeks back that it was in order to market its entire heritage navy based in the country . Because it seeks to transform by itself purely into an aftersales business, the fantastic collection of automobiles is merely a loose finish to tie up.
Sad even though this made us, all of us couldn’t ignore the rare chance this presented. Mitsubishi UK took an incredible quantity of pride in these cars, using which was tightly controlled. The particular sale at newly launched Automotive Auctions gave punters the chance to get some of the best cared-for classic plus modern classic models in the brand in the world, which was shown in the hammer prices.
The defacto public sale star, a 10k-mile Evo VI Tommi Makinen Version, reached an incredible £100, a hundred. That’s a world record sludge hammer price for all Lancer Evolutions, the most expensive of which was a good unused IX that people paid $138, 000 (£99, 000) in 2017. It’s not a serious record in terms of outright worth, with that particular IX being released at a few thousand a lot more once exchange rates at that time and inflation are considered.
Still, the result is almost definitely a record for Evo VIs, and over four instances the price achieved by a TME sold on Collecting Cars last summer. The particular Evo IX 360 MR , a car we drove together with Mitusbishi UK’s TME for the feature a little while back, furthermore did very well. The rock grey Lancer, which has below 5000 miles on the time clock, reached £68, 900.
The Frost White Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 in the meantime managed £58, 100, along with Guy Wilkes’ 2007 plus 2008 British Rally Championship-winning Group N Evo IX a little ahead on £61, 700. Also on the motorsport menu was a Galant GTI rally replica, which fetched £12, 500.
Mitsubishi sports coupe heroes from the 80s plus 90s shone, with a 1992 3000GT ending on £24, 500 and a 1988 Starion not far behind upon £21, 100.
This wasn’t all about fast things. Also part of the de-fleet was obviously a trio of old higher riders – a 1983 example of Mitsubishi’s Willys 4×4 licensed copy (£20, 600), a 1987 Mk1 Shogun short wheelbase (£16, 000) and a 2000 Mk2 Shogun (£9, 600). Representing Mitusbishi’s more recent fayre was a 2014 Outlander PHEV (£16, 000) and a 2017 L200 ‘Desert Warrior’ (£30, 100) constructed for Top Gear’s Tom Kia.
Here at the other end of the Mitsubishi timeline was the 1974 Colt Lancer, the first UK specification car the company ever authorized in the country. It sold for £15, 000, while a Colt Galant managed £11, six hundred.