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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition US0001 Goes Up for Auction

Mitsubishi is sending off the Lancer EVO X in style by offering the limited-production Final Edition model. For the very first Final Edition, bearer of number plaque US0001, the Japanese manufacturer decided to put it up for auction on eBay.com for charity.
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Twenty-three years after the Lancer Evolution was born and eight years since the EVO X started production, Mitsubishi is putting an end to its iconic rally-bred sedan. The auction for US0001 is now live on eBay, and after 4 bids at the time of writing this story, the current bid stands at a hefty $38,900.

That's $4,405 over the price of a 2015 Lancer Evolution. On the upside, the Subaru WRX Limited is $39,995 and it doesn't come with a plaque, nor a Final Edition badge. After the electronic gavel strikes "Sold!," all of the proceeds from the sale will benefit the National MS Society.

Bidding is slated to conclude on November 21, and all proceeds will be used to provide the MS programs and services designed to help people with multiple sclerosis. "We are thrilled and grateful Mitsubishi Motors has partnered with us as the title sponsor for this year's annual MS Dinner Auction," said Richard Israel, the President of the National MS Society, Pacific South Coast Chapter.

Example US0001 is very similar to the 2015 Lancer Evolution. It features a 5-speed stick shift, a force-fed and intercooled 2-liter mill, 303 horsepower, and seating for 5 adults. Based on the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR, the Final Edition boasts two-piece Brembo rotors up front, Bilstein shock absorbers, as well as Eibach springs to augment the handling.

From a visual point of view, the Final gets bi-xenon headlights, a gloss black exterior package, and a black aluminum roof. The red stitching and black accents, along with the Final Edition animation on the meter display pretty much sum up the tweaks inside this swan song for the Lancer EVO.

 
 
 
 
 

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