Only a few weeks in the past, Mitsubishi bought it’s personal Evo VI TME from its heritage assortment for over £100k, now this week, chassis quantity #001 of the official 250 UK TME vehicles goes to public sale having lined simply 11k miles.
In the event you have been hooked in by the 10km Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 that ultimately bought for £359k just lately, then this 11k mile Mitsubishi Evo TME #001 will definitely peak your curiosity because it heads to Silverstone Auctions for its sale at The Traditional, Silverstone, this Saturday July thirty first.
With a information value of £115,000-£125,000 plus 12.5% patrons premium, plus VAT, it may high the worth paid for the instance owned by Mitsubishi, which bought for £100k.
The Mitsubishi Evo VI TME #001 being despatched to public sale may be very particular certainly. Not solely is it a real Evolution VI Tommi Makinen Version (CP9A / SNGF2) SCP automotive (i.e.1 of 212), however additionally it is an official UK-market instance. This implies it was formally imported by Mitsubishi-affiliated ‘Ralliart UK’, therefore it could have been professionally SVA’d and is provided with UK service books, a calibrated speedometer, an unleaded-spec gasoline restrictor, cold-climate battery and an alternator, plus it’s individually numbered with a plaque within the cabin – and never simply any quantity on this case, right here it reads #001, making this automotive the very first UK-market TME – at all times a particular designation amongst fanatics and collectors, regardless of the automotive.
Remarkably, this very particular automotive has lined a completely verifiable 11,000 miles from new, supported by MOT and repair information. It has had simply two house owners, the final since 2003. The automotive was beforehand flippantly modified cosmetically beneath the bonnet, which has now been put again to straightforward specification, with the one modification remaining being the stainless steel exhaust (the unique merchandise will accompany the automotive). The underside has been sympathetically detailed, not restored, with ‘manufacturing unit’ gray underseal nonetheless remaining (this was utilized to all UK vehicles by Ralliart).
The automotive naturally comes with an accompanying giant historical past file, with many receipts, plus its authentic and full book-pack (together with service schedule). The automotive has simply had a full cam-belt service (and a full MOT) as a part of its recommissioning.
Silverstone Auctions are privileged to supply on the market such a uncommon and particular automotive, thought-about by many because the ‘final Mitsubishi’ for the street. Certainly, for modern-classic collectors in America, they’ll now, as of 2023, legally import and luxuriate in these vehicles – what a chance! ‘Sort UK’ TMEs are massively coveted and rightly so, and that is automotive #001 of that brief manufacturing run; hardly ever do examples this distinctive seem on the market on the open market, to not be missed.
You possibly can take a look at extra details about this Mitsubishi Evo VI TME #001 through Silverstone Auctions’ web site.