Perhaps the star of the auction is this 2001 Lancer Evo VI. The Tommi Makinen edition was built by Mitsiubishi to celebrate the Finn's fourth World Rally Championship at the wheel of one of its cars. Only 2,500 of the 276bhp rally-inspired road rockets were ever built, making any example desirable. However, this immaculate one is signed by the man himself, just adding to its kudos

Gallery: Mitsubishi's amazing heritage fleet goes to auction

Japanese car maker is selling off 14 classics, from early 4x4s to rally icons

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 7:00 am

Mitsubishi Motors UK is putting its entire heritage fleet up for auction.

The Japanese car maker will stop selling new cars in the UK later this year and ahead of becoming an aftersales-only operation, it has decided to sell off its collection of classic and rare cars.

Fourteen cars and a selection of private number plates are being sold without reserve on specialist site Auto Auction. The auction begins on 1 April and closes on 30 April, with staggered finishing times for the various lots.

As bidding gets underway, here's a look at the highlights of the auction, from 80s sports cars to the iconic Lancer Evo.

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