Final Mitsubishi Evo fetches $76,400 at charity auction

U.S. Chassis number 1600 auctioned to fight hunger.

The last Mitsubishi Lancer Evo "Final Edition" was auctioned off for charity this week, pulling in $76,400 to help programs that fight hunger.

If this story seems familiar, that's because Mitsubishi did the same with Final Edition chassis #0001 nearly a year ago. It pulled in only $46,200--a bargain by comparison.

"We're thrilled to see the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition US1600 car generate so much interest and command a top price," said MMNA Executive Vice President and COO Don Swearingen in the announcement.

The Final Edition Evo was differentiated from mainstream models by a number of performance and cosmetic upgrades. Bilstein shocks and Eibach springs are found at all four corners and two-piece Brembo brake rotors were included to reduce unsprung weight at the corners.

Under the hood, it received a mild power bump, making it the only Evo sold in the United States with a rated horsepower figure north of 300.

Visually, they are distinguished by black painted aluminum roof, dark chrome Enkei alloy wheels, a gloss black center bumper, black hood air outlet and dark chrome grille surround.

Inside, a numbered plaque indicates its place in the Final Edition production run.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

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