An auction of 50 performance cars
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR
One owner and 1,800 miles from new!
Estimate £85,000 - £100,000
Registration No: GT10 EVO
Chassis No: EU000235
MOT: July 2023
No. 27 of only 40 ever built
440ps and 0-62 in just 3.6 seconds
Only 1800 warranted miles
‘Near new’ condition
Full manufacturer service history
Huge level of specification
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X – FQ-440 MR Is perhaps the ultimate Evo, only 40 were built to celebrate 40 years of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK and the end of the Evo bloodline. The “FQ” is rumoured to stand for something like ‘ferociously quick’ or something much less printable! which Mitsubishi have never denied or confirmed. With 440PS under the bonnet: an incredible 220hp per litre, delivered via a rather large turbocharger, custom intake system, intercooler and exhaust manifold from Janspeed, and bazooka-like tailpipes, the FQ-440 is not only “FQ” it sounds awesome as well.
This road going Japanese super saloon is capable of 0-62mph in just 3.6 seconds and boasts amazing handling with its 4-wheel drive system, hi-tech suspension and Active Yaw Control, bringing the car to a halt is also enhanced with the beefed-up Alcon brakes. Power is transmitted to the 4 road wheels via the legendary Mitsubishi SST automatic transmission, with flappy paddle steering controls for those who prefer to control the shift pattern. The exterior styling of the car is not exactly subtle either, with lowered suspension, BBS alloys, front and rear spoilers, and a vortex generator on the roof.
Our vendor purchased GT10 EVO, No. 27 of 40 built, new from one of Mitsubishis’ premier Ralliart dealers in 2014 and the same dealer has maintained it ever since. Despite just having 1,800 miles on the clock at the time of consignment the car has been serviced annually by a team of Ralliart trained technicians and has a service book full of stamps to substantiate this. The vendor, an avid collector of special cars ordered the car from Mitsubishi with £10,000 worth of factory upgrades which included the Appearance Pack with carbon grilles in the wings and bonnet, bespoke full leather trim embossed with serial no. “027”, carbon dipped alloy wheels, premium mat set, privacy glass, and Cobra Trak 5 anti-theft tracking system.
GT10 EVO, part of a large collection, has been dry stored in a heated garage from new and reportedly never ventured out in the rain. The story goes, that due to the considerable list of factory extras specified, the vehicle delivery deadline to our vendor was missed, by way of an apology and as a gesture of goodwill Mitsubishi presented the vendor with a ‘40 year anniversary EVO’ watch, which will be included in the sale along with a brand new ‘Ralliart’ garage sign. The car will come with the aforementioned extras, service book, owner’s bookpack, and V5C logbook.
GT10 EVO is probably the finest “near new” example of the iconic Lancer Evolution FQ-440 and perfect for collectors of such iconic cars.
Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Lot: 300 to 349 - Thu, 20th October 2022 3pm
Tue, 18th October 2022 from 12pm to 6pm
Wed, 19th October 2022 from 9am
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