FOR SALE: A Special Colour Pack TME with just 42k miles, recently serviced with cambelt.
Special Colour Pack, TME embroidered Recaro front seats, 18-inch Compomotive MO1882 alloy wheels, Front and side airdams, Twin-wing rear spoiler with high-mount stop lamp, Specially tuned suspension, Brembo brakes, Electric-folding door mirrors, Digital climate control AC, Electric windows, Power steering, Momo leather steering wheel with red stitching, Leather gear knob and gaiter with red stitching, Front airbags, Remote central locking, Radio delete, Kakimoto Racing stainless exhaust, Mitsubishi wind deflectors, Privacy glass, Spare wheel.
The gleaming Passion Red paintwork looks superb alongside the Works stripes and decals. Visually similar to the Championship winning cars made famous by rally legend Tommi Makinen, it comes as no surprise that Special Colour Pack TMEs like this one have fast become the most sought after of all. Amazingly there is no fading or damage to the bodywork and almost no stone chips to the front end. None of the trims or rubbers have ever been sun-damaged and the decals present extremely well all round.
The specially-embroidered TME Recaro seats present really well and show few signs of use; the velour bolsters are usually the first areas to wear but these remain in excellent order with no rips or bobbling to report. The dash and centre console are also free from any significant marks and pleasingly there are no aftermarket gauges or controllers fitted. Commonly worn items such as the steering wheel and gear knob are in good original condition, not entirely unworn but perfectly in line with the mileage.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
The turbocharged 2-litre rockets the Evo from 0-60 mph in little over 4 seconds. The five-speed manual gearbox still feels tight, and the all-wheel-drive system provides enough confidence to power though corners at speed. Despite its high-performance credentials, the Evo VI still drives with typical Japanese-car ease; operating smoothly at low speeds before launching into ferocious acceleration at anything above 4000 rpm.
The engine bay of this example is remarkably original with absolutely no modifications or aftermarket components fitted; even the factory blow-off valve is still in place. The car presents in excellent mechanical fettle having received a full service, cambelt change, and new clutch at Mitsubishi around 200 miles ago. Sold with a fresh 12 month MOT.
WHEELS, TYRES AND BRAKES
The Evo sits on stunning six-spoke Compomotive alloys, all in perfect unmarked condition having seen little use since fitting. They are shod in matching Goodyear rubber with at least 6mm of tread remaining at each corner. Out on the road the Brembo brakes perform effortlessly, stopping the car quickly and in a straight line.
This rare Special Colour Pack Tommi Makinen was first registered in February 2000. It was supplied new in Japan, remaining there until late 2016 when it was imported by 4 Star. It has been carefully stored with us ever since and is now offered for sale for the first time in the UK, fully registered and with 12 months MOT upon sale.
The paperwork is complete with Japanese service history, original owner’s manuals, UK registration documents, and Mitsubishi invoices for the recent cambelt service and clutch replacement; the work was carried out by Farnham Mitsubishi little over 200 miles ago at a cost of over £2,800.
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