The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition may now be officially gone but the special edition last vehicle is helping to feed the poor.
At an auction recently, Mitsubishi Motors of North America auctioned off the last Lancer Evolution, which was number 1,600 in the recent production of the vehicle. This edition was the last one Mitsubishi made of the vehicle.
The winning bid went for $76,400, with the proceeds going to Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. But Mitsubishi actually donated a total of $122,600 for the charity.
The first Lancer Evolution Final Edition that Mitsubishi produced out of the 1,600 also went to auction for the charities. The winning bid netted $46,200, bringing the total to $122,600 with the $76,400.
“We’re thrilled to see the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition US1600 car generate so much interest and command a top price,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, MMNA. “It’s a fitting and deserving finality to the Evolution nameplate to go out with so much excitement and make an impact that is sure to last a very long time to drive out hunger.”
The auction coincides with a September-long Nation Hunger Action Month where Feeding America and other member food banks raises awareness and asks for support in helping to stop hunger.
The money raised by Mitsubishi will provide about 230,000 meals for the needy.
“Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino is absolutely thrilled with the success of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition US1600 eBay Car Auction,” said Bill Carnegie, chief executive officer of Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino. “Thousands of hungry men, women and children will benefit from Mitsubishi’s commitment to the people in our community and the funds will help drive out hunger in our local communities this holiday season.”
Car enthusiasts view the Lancer Evolution as the originator of the four-door sports car, Mitsubishi said in a news release. The final edition model came equipped with a five-speed transmission with a turbocharged and double overhead cam 16-valve, four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine capable of producing 303 horsepower.
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