Hype: The Final Mitsubishi Evolution Will Be Auctioned Off For Charity [UPDATED]

UPDATE: The Auction is now live! See the link below!

Back in October of last year it was announced that the legendary Mitsibushi Lancer Evolution would be bowing out of production in the form of a “Final Edition” model of which only 1600 would be built.  It was definitely a sad day for enthusiast but today a great silver lining has been added to that cloud.  Mitsubishi will be auctioning off the #1600 of the Final Edition models, the very last Lancer Evo on eBay starting tomorrow (September 8th 2016).

The auction will end on September 15th and all proceeds will go to Feeding America Riverside and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.  As you may have guessed from the names both of these organizations are dedicated to fighting hunger in America and this auction will coincide with national Hunger Action Month, a movement that encourages everyone to fight hunger in their community.

I think this is a great way for the Lancer Evolution to make its swan song and a great way for an enthusiast with deep pockets to help a lot of people while landing themselves a cool collector car!

AUCTION LINK: http://www.ebay.com/itm/322231716533

For more information on Feeding America Riverside and/or the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County simply click the red links above.

For more info about the Lancer Evolution Final Edition check out our post on it from last year or browse the official press release below.

Press Release

Iconic…legendary…formidable

This is the vocabulary used to describe the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution over the past decade. Arguably the originator of the four-door sports car genre, the Lancer Evolution is applauded worldwide for its combination of power, agility and Super All-Wheel Control. And now, you can be the owner of the very last Evo produced.

Mitsubishi will be auctioning the last Lancer Evolution Final Edition…the US1600 car. To make things even better, all proceeds from the auction will go to Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

The auction will take place on eBay beginning at 9 a.m. PT Thursday, September 8 and concludes Thursday, September 15 at 9:00 a.m. PT. The auction corresponds with national Hunger Action Month™, when Feeding America and member food banks ask everyone in America to take action and fight hunger in their community, all September long.

The beloved and highly revered Mitsubishi Evo is going out in style with the Final Edition model, which features a pulse-pounding turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder 2.0L engine with 303 horsepower, making the Final Edition the most powerful mass-produced Evolution ever built. The car is available with a 5-speed transmission and special suspension tuning.

More information on this car:

Mechanical:

  • Turbocharged and intercooled 2.0-liter MIVEC DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder
  • 303 horsepower and 305 lb-ft torque
  • Bilstein® shock absorbers and Eibach® springs
  • Brembo® 2-piece front rotors

Exterior:

  • Final Edition Badge
  • Black painted aluminum roof
  • Gloss black center bumper and hood air outlet
  • Dark chrome painted Enkei® alloy wheels
  • Dark chrome front grille surround
  • Auto on/off bi-xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights with leveling control
  • Color: New Diamond White Pearl

Interior Enhancements:

  • Black pillars, sun visors, assist handles and headliner
  • Gloss black center console box with production serial number plaque US1600
  • Red stitch accents on sports seats, steering wheel, shift knob, console lid, floormats, and e-brake handle
  • Final Edition animation on meter display
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