Mitsubishi is auctioning off its UK heritage fleet, with 14 vehicles and a large selection of private number plates listed online in a sale starting today, April 1
All 14 vehicles and a large selection of private number plates have been listed online, with interested parties having from today (April 1) until April 30 to place their bids.
The fleet is being sold via specialist platform Auto Auction, with a comprehensive array of images and videos to accompany each vehicle, plus introductory films by TV presenter and ex-Mitsubishi racer Tiff Needell.
Among the cars are two of the earliest original UK Mitsubishi models registered, a Colt Lancer and a Colt Galant, both from 1974. The brand’s flagship sports cars of the 80s and 90s are showcased by a Starion Turbo and a 3000GT, while its iconic 4×4 models are represented by a Mitsubishi Jeep and two Shoguns; a Mk1 and a Mk2 – the latter of which featured on Classic World’s YouTube channel earlier this year (below).
Three Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions feature, all with low mileage and meticulously maintained as part of the Mitsubishi heritage fleet. Indeed, the star car is expected to be a stunning example of the highly sought-after Evolution VI Tommi Makinen Edition, which we took to Wales for a Classics World video last year.
The brand’s rally heritage in the UK is represented by a Galant GTi rally replica built in the late ’80s to commemorate Pentti Airikkala’s Lombard RAC Rally victory in a Galant VR4, plus the Mitsubishi Evo IX driven to consecutive British Rally Championship victories by Guy Wilkes in 2007 and 2008.
The newest vehicles are a 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Mk1 and a 2017 Mitsubishi L200 ‘Desert Warrior’ built for the brand by journalist and TV presenter Tom Ford.
Each vehicle is being offered with no reserve, with a staggered end to each lot throughout the final day. The catalogue can be viewed at www.autoauction.co.uk.