Mitsubishi to Auction Rare Car Collection
Mitsubishi is pulling out of the UK market in the autumn of 2021 after struggling to maintain its market share for several years. But before it quits the country, the car maker is selling off its UK heritage fleet this month, along with its collection of personalised number plates. The auction will give collectors and enthusiasts the opportunity to pick up some truly rare vehicles, from standard production models to off-roaders and rally cars.
The vehicles are all Mitsubishis that were either offered for sale in the UK or were brought in by the company for its own collection. They range from a 1974 Colt Lancer to a 2015 Outlander plug-in hybrid (PHEV). Some had been kept by Mitsubishi as demo cars for its dealer network, and others have been bought from private owners.
The very eclectic Heritage fleet includes 14 vehicles will give collectors of Japanese cars from all over the world something to get excited about.
The Heritage Fleet
The Mitsubishi UK Heritage fleet includes some classic motors. A 1974 Lancer 1.4 was the first Mitsubishi to be registered in the UK and currently has under 74,000 miles on the clock. For 45 years from 1953, the company produced Jeeps under licence from Willys for the Japanese market. You have the chance to own an immaculate 1981 Mitsubishi Jeep J27 soft top. At the time of writing, the bid was £12,800.
Of course, Mitsubishi is renowned for its high-performance Evos. Three of them are up for auction including a rare 2001 Lancer evolution VI Tommi Makinen Edition with the bonnet signed by Makinen himself. Bidding was up to £78,000 for that one. Another is an Evolution IX works rally car that won the British Rally Championship two years running.
The collection also includes the Mitsubishi L200 Desert Warrior that was built to tackle the world’s biggest sand dune in Namibia, Africa. The vehicle has many extra features and was the subject of a 10-page article in Top Gear magazine. A 1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT is being sold complete with its ‘K300 OGT’ personalised registration number.
Mitsubishi Personalised Number Plates
The Mitsubishi auction also features a collection of the company’s personalised number plates. Available plates include many with the initials ‘MMC’ and ‘CCC’ along with ‘P1 HEV’ that would be perfect for a plug-in hybrid vehicle.
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- F3 ORD
- GT 99
- F1 ATJ
- V8 BMW
- JAG 3
- SN08 JAG
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