1998 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Evolution 5 White
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Lancer GSR Evolution 5
This Lancer Evo 5 GSR was sourced to order. During our searches for CP9A's we've consistently found that the majority of Evo 5/6 GSR's on sale in Japan have rust underneath, due to these being excellent all weather cars for use in colder conditions, etc. combined with having no underbody protection as standard. We also found that most had rusty engine bays. Interiors usually suffer too, especially the driver's seat.
This example was an exception. Virtually no corrosion at all on it, with an excellent interior, it looks like a car that's been mostly used on the Motorway. As it's still restricted to 112 mph top speed, it's not lived a hard life:
Standard equipment includes: PAS, Dual SRS Airbags, Momo steering wheel, 4 channel ABS, Brembo brakes, Permanent 4WD system, Anti Yaw, Water jet to intercooler, Rear Wiper, Central Locking, Electric mirrors with retract mode, Factory fitted Recaros, etc. Optional extras also include fitted mats. Please visit: http://www.lancerregister.com/art_evobuyersguide.php to get a full Lancer Evo buyer's guide in downloadable .pdf format - containing info on all Lancer models ever produced. This will be more comprehensive than any description we could put here.Uprated performance parts: The exhaust is an HKS Silent Power full stainless steel system from the cat back. A Rallyart rearmost strut brace is fitted and also an HKS Kansai 3 point front brace. There are Rally Art mud flaps fitted. Wheels are Enkei Tarmac Evo 17" items with sports tyres (Note: 2 rear tyres are on the legal limit. We haven't included the cost of new replacements in the price, so the customer can make his choice on rubber in UK) with RAYS alloy wheel nuts. There's a Rallyart 1.3 bar radiator cap. Note there's been a recent oil change too. Inside, there's a Panasonic CD/MD/Radio 2 DIN unit. Audio equipment is supplied free of charge with this car.
Driving: Perfect with no faults at all to report. As the turbo comes in, the car pulls very willingly! Clutch is fine, with plenty of life remaining. Didn't explore the handling much as the limits are so high, it's unlikely to slide at anything but insane corner entry speeds. AYC worked fine with no strange noises. Brakes pulled up with no drama at all. No signs of warped discs,or anything like that. In fact, it drove like a new and tight example with no faults noticed at all. Even a short trip around the block served to prove this is a helluva fun car to drive. Feels so precise!!
The ash tray shows no use since new and the inteior is in good condition too. We noted that the alcantara suede trim on the front door cards is coming adrift slightly, although hardly noticable - this can be repaired at minor extra cost if desired. Note also there's some fraying to the passenger seat's material (Common on most Evo's - and usually far worse), this can be removed with the use of an electric shaver. Note there's some wear to the driver's floor mat. www.neweraparts.com can supply a complete set of high quality deep pile floor mats with interlocked stitching from £135.00 The boot looks as if it's not carried much luggage in it's life. Auction grade is 4.0 (Auction sheet is available).
The panels are all straight and show this car's been well cared for. There are minor scratches on some of the bodywork, as follows: Front bumper has some scratches on the nearside corner. There are pin dents on the n/s front and rear doors as shown. Also, there's a small chip on the rear bumper's skirt. There are pictures to show each of these minor faults. They'll be repaired as part of the full UK preparation of this car. The front bumper is notably free of stone chips too - which helps confirm this car's not been driven hard at all. Note that the callipers are fading in colour due to heat - this is common on all Evos from Version 5 onwards (Previous models didn't have Brembo brakes as std). When washing and closely inspecting the car, we found it could do with a good polish too. We also recommend waxoyling it heavily underneath, in the engine bay and in cavities, to maintain the rust free condition the car's in now.
Complete with full UK conversions and preparation, E-SVA and first UK registration, MOT, 12 month's comprehensive warranty, full valetting and 6 month's road tax, this car was supplied at just: £9,785 orts - suppliers of the highest quality examples of the best sports cars from Japan. As recommended by Japanese Performance Magazine, FHM, internet car clubs, forum members and UK specialist tuners!