Lot 221 - 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI 'Tommi Makinen Edition'
|£28,000 - £36,000
- In very good order throughout
- Two owners from new
- Sizeable history file
By mid-1996, Mitsubishi's rallying success began to really reflect in Lancer Evolution sales. The 1996 World Rally Championship season brought Mitsubishi, a new driver, the blisteringly quick Finn named Tommi Makinen, and its first World Rally Championship drivers' title. By 1997, rallying had captured the imagination of people all over the world and Mitsubishi sold 6,000 Evolution IVs in the first three days of its launch! In the latter-half of 1999, Mitsubishi unleashed a special edition to celebrate its favourite drivers four consecutive WRC drivers' titles from 1996-1999, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI 'Tommi Makinen Edition' (TME). The Evolution VI was already a technological tour de force, but the TME had a more responsive titanium turbocharger, uprated and lowered suspension, quicker steering, a different exhaust, a new ECU, beefed-up transfer case internals, a redesigned front bumper for even better cooling and authentic 17” WRC Enkei alloy wheels. Plus, there was a special interior, featuring embossed Recaro seats, a Momo steering wheel with red stitching. The performance upgrades saw the 0-60mph sprint obliterated in 4.4 seconds and a maximum top speed of 150 mph. Power was rumoured to be over 300bhp, rather than the 276bhp stated.
Originally delivered to Japan this wonderful example has had just two owners from new. The first owner sold the Mitsubishi in 2014 when it was acquired by its one UK owner. Presented in white coachwork over a red and black interior, partially adorned with alcantara. Having been maintained to a high standard throughout its life and having covered a modest 93,997km, this example is offered to the open market in very good condition, the paintwork is showing some minor imperfections but is largely very good and it is reported by the vendor to drive very well indeed. Accompanying the Lancer is a sizeable history file including many invoices and sundry bills, the current UK registration document, many previous MoT test records, the original Japanese books, and a current MoT valid until May 2024. Consignor Daniel Godin
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