To say that prices of 90s halo cars have gone up would be an understatement. Just take a look at the Nissan Skyline GT-R, Toyota Supra, and air-cooled Porsche 911 prices today and compare them from ten years ago.
It’s not just limited to the GT-Rs, Supras, and 911s either. Remember the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Tommi Makinen Edition that was up for auction as part of Mitsubishi Motors UK’s heritage fleet? Well, they just announced that the vehicle sold at auction for £100,100 or roughly PHP 6,678,000.
If our information is correct, it just became the most expensive Lancer Evolution ever sold.
It comes as no surprise that the Mitsubishi Evo VI TME was the most sought-after model in the auction. Apart from being a highly coveted Tommi Makinen Edition, it also bears car serial number 6. The car is also signed by rally champion Tommi Makinen.
The TME even managed to outsell the limited edition Evolution IX and Evolution X FQ models which were also at the auction. The Lancer Evolution IX MR FQ-360 sold for £68,900 or PHP 4,600,000. Meanwhile, the Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR, number 40 of 40, went under the hammer for £58,100 or PHP 3,878,000. Though not technically road-legal, the championship-winning Evolution IX Group N Works Rally Car sold for £61,700 or PHP 4,120,000.
According to Mitsubishi, the four Lancer Evolutions alone accounted for 60% of the total amount generated by the heritage fleet auction valued at a total of £479,500 (PHP 32,001,918). That said, the rest of the fleet sold very well too. Outside the Evos, the L200 Desert Warrior sold for the highest price. It is followed by the 3000GT and Starion, respectively.
For the Lancer Evolution owners out there, especially those with pristine TMEs and Evo V's, better hold on to your vehicles. Who knows how much they’ll fetch in a few more years, especially once they become legal in the US after the import ban.