Chassis number 001 came up for public sale over the weekend, and sold for £146,250
It used to be handiest in May maybe maybe per chance additionally that a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Tommi Makinen Model used to be remaining in the headlines, however that vehicle’s undercover agent-opening £100ok sale designate has already been topped. The £100ok TME used to be a cherished fragment of Mitsubishi UK’s heritage snappily, so this one’s got to be comely special to sell for virtually half of as mighty again.
It’s a ways, due to this used to be the major UK-registered Evo VI TME to be produced. Chassis number 001. That’d impact even basically the most humble vehicle price bigger than its counterparts, however in particular so on the form of sought-after rally weapon. Easiest 250 TMEs officially came to the UK, and factual 50 were painted in the enduring Passion Purple you mediate about right here.
It’s handiest lined 11,000 miles since original, and the second of its two dwelling owners has kept it for the relaxation 18 years. In that time it’s been meticulously maintained. That it’s UK registered helps, too, due to it reach it has the overall moral bureaucracy, a speedo measuring MPH and a frigid-native weather battery. Truly, it’s price each penny of the £146,250 (around $203,000) it reached.
These photos of this pristine vehicle will ship many of you straight support to the twelve months 2000. In case you’re now not weak sufficient to take into accout the Tommi Makinen Model the major time around, they’ll give you a glance of a golden age of rallying – without the grainy VHS screengrabs.
The Tommi Makinen Model wasn’t factual a badge, fancy some uncertain motorsport-inspired special editions. A titanium turbo used to be fitted to enhance response, the suspension used to be lowered, upgraded and fettled to give the supreme that you presumably can also judge open on tarmac, whereas a brand original ECU and employ were additionally fitted. It rides on moral WRC Enkei 17-plug alloy wheels and has an weird and wonderful front bumper.
The red autos were the supreme ones to derive the Particular Color Equipment, which adds the infamous aspect stripes and a smattering of Mitsubishi and Ralliart emblems. Plus sad door handles, so as now to now not upset the waft of the stripes. Easiest 212 red TMEs were produced worldwide, however you presumably can additionally salvage blue, white, silver and sad shades – presumably handiest in the event you’d uncared for the boat on red ones.
TME autos infamous Makinen’s four consecutive WRC titles between 1996 and 1999, gained along with his mindset of ‘most assault’. Mitsubishi’s success resulted in a first-rate series of Evo gross sales – in 1997, the Evo IV had chalked up 6,000 gross sales factual three days after it launched.
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