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.
5. 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR FQ-360 HKS
The Evolution IX MR FQ-360 HKS was the final evolution (sorry) of the platform that underpinned three generations of Lancer. The HKS was a strictly limited run of 200 UK cars fitted with uprated Bilstein suspension, an ECU from tuners HKS, upgraded turbo system components and exhaust. This example of the 360bhp special edition has covered just 5,000 miles and is described as being in "near showroom condition".
6. 1983 Mitsubishi Jeep CJ-3B
Mitsubishi's automotive history stretches back to 1917 when it began building the Model A. However, after the Second World War it was forced to rebuild itself and one of the first vehicles it produced was a version of the Willys Jeep built under licence. It started this process in 1953 and 35 years later was still building them. This example was built in 1979 and registered in the UK in early 1980s.
7. 2017 Mitsubishi L200 Desert Warrior
This outrageous looking one-off pick-up was built in 2017 by Mitsubishi and engineer Ralph Hosier for Top Gear magazine. Featuring chassis and body modifications to help it tackle the tough terrain of the Namibian desert, it was also equipped with a rear wing housing a drone, its own motorised mountain bike, a winch and bucket seats.
8. 1987 Mitsubishi Shogun MK1 SWB
The Shogun badge has become synonymous with the Mistubishi brand, earning a reputation as a tough, reliable and capable 4x4. When it was launched in 1982 it was marketed as a new kind of multi-purpose vehicle, mixing off-road capability with car-like features. This entry-level three-door example, known as “Little Pea” because of its registration number, joined the heritage fleet in 2018.