The Mitsubishi Motors heritage auction is now entering its final week before the hammer falls on all no-reserve lots on April 30. The first auction ends at 5.00pm with staggered ends for each auction after that. Any bid placed in the final two-minutes will extend the auction by a further two-minutes.
Unsurprisingly, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV Tommi Makinen Edition is currently (Friday April 23 09:00) the most sought-after car in the auction, with a top bid of £78,000 following a flurry of early bidding. It is expected to reach a world record price when it finally sells, while the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR FQ-360 by HKS is not far behind at £59,000 and could also potentially top the record £99,000 ($138,000) price paid for a Lancer Evolution IX in the US in 2017.
Other cars performing notably well include the Mk1 Shogun, at £14,000, the Mitsubishi Jeep J27 at £12,800, the Mitsubishi Starion at £16,600 and the Mitsubishi 3000GT which has attracted a top bid so far of £22,700. The Championship-winning Lancer Evolution IX rally car is currently £35,600 while the collection of private plates is also performing well with 1 CCC at £10,500 with the subsequent 2-9 CCC plates all achieving between around £4,000 and £5,000.
In total, the auction has totaled more than £400,000 and could top half a million pounds by the end of the auction on April 30. Interested parties can register and bid at www.autoauction.