It was undoubtedly a difficult moment when we had to report the demise of the Lancer Evolution. We knew it was coming, but seeing the Final Edition of the high-performance sedan was indeed a very sad day as it marked the end of an era. Especially since Mitsubishi has made it clear the Lancer Evo won’t ever come back, at least not in this form.
The last hurrah was assembled in 1,600 examples and the very first car was auctioned last year on eBay for $46,200, with all the money going to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Brooklyn Mitsubishi had the winning bid and now they are trying to sell it for almost double the price, $88,888 to be exact. Jalopnik contacted the dealer and found that while the car was not purchased with the intention to be sold, if you do want to buy it, the dealer would be more than willing to sell it to you for the right price.
The asking price is substantially higher than the $37,995 MSRP set by Mitsubishi Motors North America when those 1,600 units (1,599 if we exclude the first one) were up for grabs. It remains to be seen whether someone is going to pay the substantial markup and fork out almost $90k for the first of the Final Edition Lancer Evo. With the $184,900 Porsche 911 R reaching eBay at $1.25 million, anything is possible.
As a reminder, we had one of the final Evos featured in a video alongside its longtime rival, the Subaru WRX STI.