1998 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V RS

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Sold for: $100,000.00 to onsite
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  • The Lancer Evolution V RS forms part of Mitsubishi's GF-CP9A Series and was the closest road car to the, all-conquering, 1998 factory WRC cars
  • 2-litre turbocharged, 16v, in-line 4-cylinder engine with a 5-speed manual gearbox
  • Power output was stated as 276bhp and torque at 275lb.ft at 3000rpm
  • The RS (Rally Sport) version featured a close-ratio 5-speed box, minimal interior, rally suspension, and a mechanical rear diff
  • This, left-hand drive example was delivered new to the KSA
  • Sold to its second owner in 2018 and subject to a full, photo-documented, nut and bolt restoration
  • Now superbly presented in gleaming Scotia White with silver wheels
  • Showing 48,364km this is a rare car and worthy of serious consideration

Of all the successive evolutions of the Lancer, the most significant ones were the Evolution IV and Evolution V. An important development, introduced with the IV, was the rotation of the engine through 180 degrees so that the gear box was relocated on the left-hand side (drivers side) offering better weight distribution, balance and consequently handling. This engine orientation was maintained on the Evo V and later models. The Evo V’s main innovations were an upgraded engine management system, a relocated and upgraded intercooler, new aerodynamics, upgraded brakes and of course a totally redesigned suspension layout. This last factor is, naturally, the most noticeable and with the 4cm increase in track, the Evo V was clearly designed as a tarmac spec car.

The Evolution V was available in two versions, the GSR and the RS. The latter is essentially a stripped down version of the GSR and has no airbags, no electric windows, a spartan interior and a mechanical rear differential resulting in a weight reduction of some 90kg compared to the GSR.

This is a rare opportunity to own an original left-hand drive Evo 5 from 1998 that is, our vendor informs us, 'Completely standard and has never been in competition or had an accident'.

According to our vendor; ' This specific car had one owner from new up until the end of 2018 and 46,00km. It was used in Dubai and Jeddah (KSA) and was primarily stored in Saudi Arabia. Although the car was in running order with no major cosmetic or mechanical issues, the second owner carried out a complete 'nut and bolt' restoration with over 1,200 photographs and videos of the work that took place. Every part was sourced from Mitsubishi Japan and, if there was an aftermarket alternative that was of a higher grade material and OEM size and dimensions, it was used. Currently, this car has an aftermarket intercooler and an aftermarket downpipe.'

Presented in gleaming Scotia White with 48,364 miles indicated, this looks a particularly interesting example worthy of serious consideration.

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1998 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V RS
1998 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V RS
Lot number: 202
Seller: Silverstone Auctions
Ends: Thursday, November 25 | 5:00 PM  GMT

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