11 Dec 2012

Spotted - Mitsubishi Evo 1

It's full name is the Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Evolution 1 and an example has come up for sale on eBay.

The Evo 1 was the first evolution of the Lancer to be sold outside Japan.  It used the 2 litre turbocharged engine and four wheel drive system from the Mitsubishi Galant and the body from Japanese only Lancer models.

Evo 1 was introduced in September 1992 to satisfy homologation requirements for the World Rally Championship.  Homologation required 2,500 cars to be built but they were sold so quickly another 2,500 were produced.  The last Evo 1 rolled off the production line in December 1993.

The Evo 1 was available in red, green, black, white and silver.  The engine produced 250bhp and 0-60mph took 5.1 seconds and it weighed 1,240kg.

The Mitsubishi Evo 1 was entered in the 1993 where it ended the season with a few results but no wins.  Nonetheless, it is an important car that had a part to play in the fire breathing Evo and Impreza wars we saw a few years later both on the stages and roads.

The car for sale is a 1992 Evo 1 in red, although the paint has faded to a kind of dark pink.  It's advertised for £1,995, which is a bit of a bargain considering the Evo 1's status in motoring history.

Advert reproduced below and link here.  All spelling mistakes and punctuation errors (of which there are lots) are the sellers own.

After a lot of thought i`ve decided to sell my evo 1,this is the first evolution 4x4 they made,to come back at ford in the world rally series(wrc) in 1992/3,there were only just over 5000 road cars built to homologate them for the wrc,so there aint many left out there !!

this has a brand new full 12 months mot & on sorn,is fully serviced,new cam belt/balance shaft belt(gates power grip),new tensioners,water pump,alternator,auxillary belt,mobile 1 fully synth oil,magnetic sump plug,k&n oil filter,ngk iridium plugs,fuel filter,k&n induction kit(serviced),weisco fuel pump,bailey dump valve,silicone top & bottom coolant hoses,xgreedy organic clutch,recent turbo(spools up very quick!)4 branch exhaust manifold,full decat(not needed for mot because of year!!) weismister twin outlet stainless exhaust system,evo 6 brake master cylinder,stainless brake hoses,drilled & grooved front discs,new trackday pads,racing brake fluid(comes with 500ml bottle),rear brakes std but fully serviced,alloy ralliart front & rear strut braces,ohlin front shockers(std height),recent std rear shocks,calcium battery(always starts!),thatcham 1 alarm & imobiliser(with certificate),advan competition alloys with 4 brand new tyres,recaros,a piller boost gauge,oil pressure gauge & oil temp,turbo timer,momo stearing wheel,pretty sure the chip has been played with as this is one very quick car,only weighs 1240kg !

she has never been made to work hard when cold,always allowed to warm up properly and now stops brilliantly ! driven at 60mph she will return 33-35 mpg,however use the boost and down it goes . . . . . .

she is ready to tax an play now ! this is a non uk car(grey import),insurance is out there,i`ll pass the number for a specialist broker who is good.

on the down side the roof is now looking scabby & aircon needs recharge,but please dont let this put you off owning this rare evo 1.

all parts are still avaiable through mitusbishi and here on ebay serch mitsubishi evo 1 !

come an look,make me a good offer,dont just sit there dreaming of owning this classic and keep it on your watching list,make an offer . . . . . .