Asking $26,000 NZD in September 2018, this Evo 3 was spotted on trademe.co.nz. Unfortunately, no description and very few details were provided. The car looks relatively original and in good order. Would be nice to see it brought back to full original spec though.
Check out the other examples on the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 3 register.
It was the Evo V that did the hard work and earned Mitsubishi its 3rd straight manufacturers championship in 1998 under the guidance of Tommi Makinen. It was the success of the Evo V that encouraged Mitsubishi to persevere with the Group A format despite changing rules, and of course celebrate their success through the release of the TME EVO 6.5. These last of the Group A breed cars, they are now among a rare breed which truly represents a thoroughbred performance vehicle. It's those facts, and their relatively low production numbers that have the Evo V and VI in our top ten future classics list.
This particular Evo V is located in Northmead, Sydney, and according to its used import compliance decal it's been in Australia since 2012. The seller has owned the car for approximately 12 months, and built upon modifications made by previous owners - perhaps here on in Japan. This impressive list of improvements include the following:
The body is in great condition, with only a few scratches on the lower panels of the body kit (front/rear bumpers), as can be seen in the images. There does not appear to be any denting in the panels, and the paint and other finishes are in great condition. With a polish and small touch-ups, it could look immaculate. Underneath the car is in equally great condition, with no rust or serious damage spotted. We've included several images of the undercarriage for reference.
This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to modify an Evo to get a car where the work has been done, and is ready to enjoy. An amazing performance car and an excellent option as a modern classic with a huge international following.
For further details of to arrange an inspection, please contact Noshin by clicking the contact seller button at the top of this page.
This genuine matching numbers XB GT is one of only 1,950 XB sedan GTs built, in what was the last of the GTs before the marque was reintroduced in 1993. The seller of this example holds the Ford verification letter, which can be inspected on request for the car’s full original specifications. We are informed that the vehicle is a matching numbers car.
The XB model differentiated in many ways from the XA, but perhaps most significant to its appearance are the colour coordinated bumpers, which give a more sporting appearance and flow nicely with the contrasting wheel arches/rocker panels. This example is in its original Tropic Gold on black, and the paint is immaculate. All panels on the car appear straight and gaps are even – the vehicle is accident-free. It currently sits on chromed 12-slotter mag wheels, and has its original white vinyl interior – also in great condition.
The only significant modification to this particular example is a conversion to the 4-speed manual transmission – much better for the driving experience. However, as an option the 3-speed auto transmission makes this a particularly rare car, which could be easily converted back if the subsequent owner desired. The engine bay is in excellent original condition, with the original Ford Corporate Blue contrasting nicely against the Tropic Gold firewall.
The car drives well and is ready to be enjoyed by the next GT enthusiast. For further information or to arrange an inspection, please contact George by clicking the contact seller button above.
Check out a couple of other examples we have on our small XB GT register.
Advertised on trademe.co.nz in August 2018, asking $65,300, this original matching numbers GT sedan is in excellent condition. The seller noted: the original carby goes with car, along with the original number plate.
Engine has been reconditioned - pistons, bearings etc, new suspension and bushes, and the body had been stripped back to bare metal, then after painting, the whole car was rust proofed (approx $50,000 spent)
Have documentation of all previous owners back to 1975 - Also have documentation from Falcon GT Historian Mark Barraclough stating authenticity
Asking $44,000 AUD in August 2018, this pearl black example looks immaculate (as most EB GTs tend to) - this is build number 81 of 255 EB GTs built and sold in Australia and New Zealand.
The seller at the time noted that the car was sold new at Stillwell Ford in Victoria, with extras factory fitted including a 6-stacker CD player and sunroof.
An early build at Build number 11 of 255 production cars. This EB GT was advertised on carsales Australia in August 2018, asking $32,990. This is quite a reasonable price compared to many of the other cars in the high 30s - however, a lot of those have less than 100,000km. Nonetheless, 150k on the clock is relatively little - and it's good to see an example that's been driven a bit.
Genuine 1972 Ford Falcon XA GT, sedan and had the same owner for 41 years. This example was advertised in New Zealand in August 2018 asking $82,000, and looks like an amazing original example with low mileage. The owner noted they bought the car when it had 42,000 miles in 1977 and now has 96,266 original miles.
Build number 12 of 20 NZ EL GT Falcons - advertised on trademe.co.nz in August 2018, asking a rather large $97,000 - explained by the car having just 311km on the clock! It's virtually new and a real museum piece. We've seen low mileage examples in Aus, but usually mileage is up around 30-40,000km.
Great to stumble acrpss this very well preserved original example of the VR-4 - the Evo 1 essentially.. This nice example was asking $20,000 (NZD) - a New Zealand based car (many of these seemed to have sold there.
The seller had very few comments at the time the car was offered. If you have one, add yours to our Galant VR-4 Register.