Early Mitsubishi Lancer models are always on top of fanatics’ wet dreams, especially since they are considered a pretty rare sight on the roads. Over the years, all Lancer models have grown a more aggressive look but performance has always been a top priority; this specific Evo sports numerous performance modifications, a partial conversion and a very clever ownership. Plus, it was imported directly from Japan!
Originally supplied for the Japanese market, this stunning example of Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V GSR is offered here as a rare example of a unicorn on UE roads, since only imported cars make it to our shores.
Presented in good condition, with reportedly minor (but nevertheless necessary) modifications, this turbocharged 4G63T inline-four petrol engine kicks over 270 hp to all four wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox and is wrapped in Scotia White paintwork with ralliart stickers.
It comes with a body with flare arches at the front and rear, and a new aluminium rear spoiler with adjustable angle of attack to alter rear downforce, a widened track and Brembo brakes. In addition to that, the optionals are: AYC (Active Yaw Control), Anti-Lock Braking System, Recaro front bucket and rear seat, double-din audio, powered windows, D2 adjustable trim, complete single exhaust, Evo 9 Turbo Kit, steel manifolds, HKS with variable pulleys, Autronic control unit, flocked cockpit and Momo Racing Steering-wheel.
The seller reports that some of the paintwork has previously been refurbished in order to repair and cover some chips on the front and rear bumpers. The 17" wheels are not the stock ones but are nevertheless well kept, though some minor signs of rust can be noted on the sprocket-wheel heads.
Also, the red Brembo brake callipers appear in good condition, let alone some partial discolouration on the paint. . This Lancer comes with Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 tyres 225/45R17 for both front and rear.
The car’s cabin has been partially converted to LWD from its opposite stock spec, hence only the driving mechanics and cockpit were side-swapped as the main powered-window controls still fit the right front door panel.
The car’s cabin is reportedly in good order, with partial discoloration to the upholstery on the driver’s side and the seller also states that the seats are not showing any relevant sign of fraying. The dashboard, boot trim and carpets feature a good general condition, with original fittings. No faults have been noted or reported.
This Evo V GSR was originally meant for the Japanese market after its release in 1998 and its subsequent purchase in the same year. It then moved to Italy and to RSM, where it was sold in March, 2021, to its current owner, who always parked it indoors in climate-controlled premises.
The current purchase includes an original key, a period-correct copy and a RSM ownership certificate.