That’s 3x the original MSRP and that’s not the only one they have on the lot.
A Subaru dealership in San Jose, California doesn’t just have one Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final edition for sale, they have two! According to their listings on AutoTrader.com, a brand new Pearl White Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution with zero miles on the odometer is listed for $130,000 while a slightly used Octane Blue one can be yours for $118,000 before taxes.
While that might seem like a lot, considering that the original MSRP for these Final Editions was just $38,000, they are rare. No one else on AutoTrader.com has one for sale, and, according to Mitsubishi, they only made 1,600 Final Editions for the U.S. Market.
When the last one ever made “drove down” the eBay auction lot, the last bid was north of $76,000. So, there’s precedence for paying top dollar for these boosted four-cylinders with a rich diamond star racing pedigree.
If a six-figure Lancer Evolution doesn’t sit right with you, right now there’s a private seller asking a reasonable $50,000 for his Lancer Evolution Final Edition with a hair over 14,000 miles on the clock, barely broken in.
And if you just want a regular late-model Evolution like an MR, they’re a dime a dozen for around MSRP or $34,000-ish.
Beside the rarity, what set these Final Editions apart was a +12 HP and +5 lb-ft bump in power to 3030 HP and 305 lb-ft, unique Brembos , Eibach springs, and special dark-chrome wheels on all four corners and unique interior bits and pieces.
For all intents and purposes, that power bump is negligible and you’d be hard-pressed to spot a Final Edition if one drove past you. However, there is something attractive about owning a discrete performance car that blends in well with regular traffic.
Subaru of San Jose knows they’re sitting on a proverbial gold mine with this duo and, if they wait it out long enough, the right buyer will come. Afterall, they’re in the heart of Silicon Valley and a six-figure Mitsubishi isn’t so crazy considering how much those tech gurus and VCs make.
But answer me this, is this interior below worth that much money?
A regular Evo? Probably not. But one of these Final Editions. *sigh* Ya, probably.