12th Nov, 2023 12:00

The Bolesworth Castle November 2023 Classic & Performance Car Auction

 
Lot 22
 

2001 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII
Subtly upgraded and previous long-term (seventeen year) ownership

Registration - Y672 RFM

Chassis No - CT9A0008840

M.O.T. - September 2024

Odometer - 45,500

‘Y672 RFM’ was first UK-registered in March 2003, just two years after vacating the Mitsubishi factory in Japan. It is finished in an eye-catching shade of yellow, trimmed in a mix of black and blue fabric, and rides on black-painted alloy wheels shod with quality Michelin Pilot Sport tyres. Under-bonnet tweaks include a full Cobra stainless steel exhaust system, APEXI induction kit, HKS dump valve and uprated fuel pump, while inside you will spot an A pillar-mounted boost gauge and Greddy Profec boost control unit. The vendor informs us that during his tenure the suspension has been refurbished, the brake discs and pads renewed, and yellow braided hoses installed, while a service was carried out as recently as July this year. Prior to his purchase in November 12 months ago the Evo had remained in the same ownership for 17 years. He presently regards the five-speed manual transmission as being in ‘excellent’ order, and the four-door bodywork, paintwork and upholstery as ‘good’. He is now selling the Mitsubishi complete with Pioneer sound system, the original spacesaver wheel/tyre and tools, Ralliart over-mats, a Japanese handbook, large collection of receipts for work done (including the replacement of the cambelt) and some old MOTs, plus a current one valid into September next year.

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. The ensuing Evo VII reigned from 2001 to 2003. It was based on the slightly heavier Lancer Cedia platform but benefited from a number of chassis upgrades, including the addition of an active center differential and more effective limited slip rear one. The 2-litre turbocharged engine of the standard version produced 276bhp and 282 lb ft of torque – sufficient for a 0-60mph time of c.4.8 seconds and terminal speed of 140mph.

In summary:

  • A tidy matching numbers example imported in 2003
  • Equipped with a number of desirable upgrades
  • Comes complete with history file and MOT to next September

 

'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 - Y672 RFM

Chassis No - CT9A0008840

M.O.T. - September 2024

Odometer - 45,500

‘Y672 RFM’ was first UK-registered in March 2003, just two years after vacating the Mitsubishi factory in Japan. It is finished in an eye-catching shade of yellow, trimmed in a mix of black and blue fabric, and rides on black-painted alloy wheels shod with quality Michelin Pilot Sport tyres. Under-bonnet tweaks include a full Cobra stainless steel exhaust system, APEXI induction kit, HKS dump valve and uprated fuel pump, while inside you will spot an A pillar-mounted boost gauge and Greddy Profec boost control unit. The vendor informs us that during his tenure the suspension has been refurbished, the brake discs and pads renewed, and yellow braided hoses installed, while a service was carried out as recently as July this year. Prior to his purchase in November 12 months ago the Evo had remained in the same ownership for 17 years. He presently regards the five-speed manual transmission as being in ‘excellent’ order, and the four-door bodywork, paintwork and upholstery as ‘good’. He is now selling the Mitsubishi complete with Pioneer sound system, the original spacesaver wheel/tyre and tools, Ralliart over-mats, a Japanese handbook, large collection of receipts for work done (including the replacement of the cambelt) and some old MOTs, plus a current one valid into September next year.

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. The ensuing Evo VII reigned from 2001 to 2003. It was based on the slightly heavier Lancer Cedia platform but benefited from a number of chassis upgrades, including the addition of an active center differential and more effective limited slip rear one. The 2-litre turbocharged engine of the standard version produced 276bhp and 282 lb ft of torque – sufficient for a 0-60mph time of c.4.8 seconds and terminal speed of 140mph.

In summary:

  • A tidy matching numbers example imported in 2003
  • Equipped with a number of desirable upgrades
  • Comes complete with history file and MOT to next September

 

'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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