12th Nov, 2023 12:00

The Bolesworth Castle November 2023 Classic & Performance Car Auction

 
Lot 21
 

2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI RSX
One of just thirty examples prepared by Ralliart and the flagship of the EVO VI range

Registration - V1 RSX

Chassis No. - JMYSNCP9A-000424

M.O.T. - August 2024

Odometer - 50,120

To many eyes, Mitsubishi’s sixth generation Evo was the most dramatic-looking of all, but there is much more to this very smartly-presented example than its macho looks, as it is not only one of the ultra-rare and much sought-after RSX models, but a much modified one at that. Previously the property of Evo specialist CPP Motorsport’s proprietor and subsequently serviced by them, it is finished in Satellite Silver that contrasts perfectly with its black Recaro SR interior. The unique specification includes: forged con rods, Evo IX crankshaft, Evo VIII MR camshaft, larger injectors, Forced Performance White turbo and cast inlet manifold, HKS blow-off valve, uprated intercooler, custom stainless steel exhaust, Tommi Mäkinen strut brace, new Exedy clutch and flywheel, AP Racing 6-pot front brakes and 4-pot rear, and 18 inch Speedline Turini alloy wheels shod with new Michelin Pilot tyres. Courtesy of twin ECU maps, the engine can deliver 450bhp on high boost and an estimated 375 on low boost. The Lancer’s sophisticated Focal sound system features separate tweeters and mid-range speakers, a dedicated Focal amp and separate subwoofer that’s all connected to a double DIN Pioneer Sat/Nav. The vendor, the Evo’s fourth keeper, acquired the Mitsubishi in February 2016 and presently considers the turbo engine, five-speed manual gearbox, bodywork, paintwork and upholstery to all be in ‘excellent’ order, and is selling the car complete with space-saver spare wheel, tools, Ralliart over-mats, full service history (22 stamps), owner’s manual and a large selection of invoices and old MOTs, plus a current certificate valid to August 16, 2024.

The Evolution series of Mitsubishi Lancers was in production from 1992 to 2016, during which no less than 10 generations were created. The model achieved rallying immortality thanks to ‘flying Finn’ Tommi Mäkinen, who drove Evos to victory in no less than four consecutive World Rallying Championships, the last of which was achieved aboard an Evo VI. This prompted the creation of a Tommi Mäkinen special edition, of which 4,092 are believed to have been created. However, there was a much rarer version created by Ralliart as a flagship for the UK market. Dubbed the RSX, it was based on the RS model and therefore the perfect basis for competition work. Stiffer than standard, it was also a lot lighter thanks to the absence of Active Yaw Control and ABS, and the inclusion of aluminium bonnet and front wings and a deliberately spartan interior. There were also minor changes to the engine and a quicker steering rack. Just 30 such cars were built – 20 white and 10 silver, of which the sale car is one, and therefore a rare bird.

In summary:

  • One of just 30 Ralliart RSX UK-only models
  • A very smartly presented four-keeper 50,118-mile example
  • Features a much-modified 450bhp engine

 

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 15% + VAT (minimum £100 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.


 

Registration - V1 RSX

Chassis No. - JMYSNCP9A-000424

M.O.T. - August 2024

Odometer - 50,120

To many eyes, Mitsubishi’s sixth generation Evo was the most dramatic-looking of all, but there is much more to this very smartly-presented example than its macho looks, as it is not only one of the ultra-rare and much sought-after RSX models, but a much modified one at that. Previously the property of Evo specialist CPP Motorsport’s proprietor and subsequently serviced by them, it is finished in Satellite Silver that contrasts perfectly with its black Recaro SR interior. The unique specification includes: forged con rods, Evo IX crankshaft, Evo VIII MR camshaft, larger injectors, Forced Performance White turbo and cast inlet manifold, HKS blow-off valve, uprated intercooler, custom stainless steel exhaust, Tommi Mäkinen strut brace, new Exedy clutch and flywheel, AP Racing 6-pot front brakes and 4-pot rear, and 18 inch Speedline Turini alloy wheels shod with new Michelin Pilot tyres. Courtesy of twin ECU maps, the engine can deliver 450bhp on high boost and an estimated 375 on low boost. The Lancer’s sophisticated Focal sound system features separate tweeters and mid-range speakers, a dedicated Focal amp and separate subwoofer that’s all connected to a double DIN Pioneer Sat/Nav. The vendor, the Evo’s fourth keeper, acquired the Mitsubishi in February 2016 and presently considers the turbo engine, five-speed manual gearbox, bodywork, paintwork and upholstery to all be in ‘excellent’ order, and is selling the car complete with space-saver spare wheel, tools, Ralliart over-mats, full service history (22 stamps), owner’s manual and a large selection of invoices and old MOTs, plus a current certificate valid to August 16, 2024.

The Evolution series of Mitsubishi Lancers was in production from 1992 to 2016, during which no less than 10 generations were created. The model achieved rallying immortality thanks to ‘flying Finn’ Tommi Mäkinen, who drove Evos to victory in no less than four consecutive World Rallying Championships, the last of which was achieved aboard an Evo VI. This prompted the creation of a Tommi Mäkinen special edition, of which 4,092 are believed to have been created. However, there was a much rarer version created by Ralliart as a flagship for the UK market. Dubbed the RSX, it was based on the RS model and therefore the perfect basis for competition work. Stiffer than standard, it was also a lot lighter thanks to the absence of Active Yaw Control and ABS, and the inclusion of aluminium bonnet and front wings and a deliberately spartan interior. There were also minor changes to the engine and a quicker steering rack. Just 30 such cars were built – 20 white and 10 silver, of which the sale car is one, and therefore a rare bird.

In summary:

  • One of just 30 Ralliart RSX UK-only models
  • A very smartly presented four-keeper 50,118-mile example
  • Features a much-modified 450bhp engine

 

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 15% + VAT (minimum £100 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.

Auction: The Bolesworth Castle November 2023 Classic & Performance Car Auction, 12th Nov, 2023

Our November auction of classic and performance cars

Viewing Days:
Saturday 11th November,12 noon - 6pm
Sunday 12th November, 9am - 12 noon

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