12/1992 Mitsubishi Evolution 1 GSR (HJA.C3651)
• 14,395km Genuine (Approx 9k miles)
• Japanese auction Grade 4-B
• U.S import legal
HJA brings you this cult classic which laid the foundation for Mitsubishi’s success in the WRC spanning over many years. This Evo 1 GSR has not long arrived from Japan, a lovely all-round example with genuine low kms perfect for any avid car collector.
The huge worldwide demand for JDM cars has seen buying frenzy’s in Japan with prices continually on the increase with no end in sight for clean high-end examples such as this.
in October 1992 the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution was born and proved an immediate success, with all 2500 models selling out in Japan within three days of the launch. Powered by the Japanese carmaker’s ‘4G63’ 2.0-litre turbocharged engine lifted from the Galant VR-4 and mated to a five-speed gearbox, the engine produced 244bhp at 6000rpm and 228lb ft at 3000rpm - plenty enough to humble the 224bhp Ford Escort RS Cosworth of the same year. Zero to 60mph was taken care of in 5.1sec before the Evolution hit its top speed of 143mph.
Sourcing fresh import examples like this are becoming ever more difficult, especially with such low kms. Overall if you are after a solid example to enjoy yourself, to be part of a collection or as an investment look no further.