Folks, there are currently 40 bids on this Evo, which started at $15,000 on eBay! South Coast Mitsubishi in Costa Mesa, CA must all be sitting in their offices salivating at this auction right about now.
The crazy thing about this auction is if you look at the bid history, it’s not like it stayed around $15K and one person just randomly tossed in $100K; it actually organically grew to that amount. I guess this goes to show that your item is worth whatever someone will pay for it.
The 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo MR in question is pretty much brand spanking new, with only nine miles on the odometer. A new Evo isn’t exactly a rare thing, however. According to Autoblog, there are still approximately 30 new units sitting on dealer lots just waiting for their $100K bids as well.
This car is so new the seats are still wrapped in plastic and the engine bay is blemish free. At the time the Graphite Gray unit first came out, it had a base MSRP of just over $35K. It has a boost gauge kit, Zero Lift aero kit, a six-speed manual, and a few other exterior parts specific to the MR package.
I understand this car being somewhat of a cult favorite, and I understand marking it up if the dealer can sell it. Fine. But to push the bidding over $100K on your own, without any prompting? Holy moly. Is this 2006 Evo MR even a collector’s item in any way?
Here’s are some current cars you can get for what this Evo is currently going for:
Tesla Model S, BMW M2, Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Chevy Camaro Zl1, Porsche 911 Carrera S, Dodge Demon, Camaro ZL1, Lexus LC 500, and pretty much any other car that’s not a supercar.
I’m keeping an eye on this auction, which ends in 6 days. I can’t wait to see what this finally sells for.