California-based dealer’s unregistered, all-new example of the 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR has fetched a huge sum on eBay Motors.
A California-based dealership – South Coast Mitsubishi – put up an unregistered example of the 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR for auction on eBay Motors in early July. 80 bidders fought over it since day one of posting and now we have a winner. Somebody is getting to own this blue-blooded Japanese performance sedan and has parted with $138,000 of cash for the Evo 9 MR.
We do come across a lot of low-mile cars online which are bought from dealers, registered and then stored in an air-conditioned garage for years until those cars finally have aged enough to fetch astronomical price tags. But this 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR is much different from those examples.
A Reddit commentator has got some juicy details on what makes this Evo 9 special. First up, it’s not registered. It was dropped off at the dealer as part of their order which was made eleven years ago and had been with them all these years. Even the plastic covers on the seats are still there. That’s spanking-new. Second, it has got barely nine miles on the odometer and those miles were clocked while moving it around the dealership lots. Normal for any new car to have a bunch of miles on the meter and nine is as good as none.
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This 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR comes with Bilstein shocks, Brembo brakes, BBS wheels and a 6-speed manual transmission. Sweet!
The commentator has also mentioned that the dealer in question is known for the practice of buying extra units of cars which have the potential to fetch more dollars in the future, storing them away for years and then to pop them up on classifieds and online portals where enthusiasts will shell out a lot more money to own these cars.
Well, their business model seems to be highly effective as this 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR has managed to sell for a huge premium over its actual price tag of around $38,000. With that final eBay bid of $138k, this Evo 9 MR has even beaten the last Lancer Evolution X ever built in the battle of prices. That one had fetched $76,400 on eBay.
Source: Road & Track