The Mitsubishi Evolution is one of the most successful purpose built rally cars to ever be built in Japan. This first generation example is the GSR model of the EVO 1. The GSR including some nice features such as OEM Recaro seats and an OEM Momo steering wheel, to name a few and has just 89k original miles. The exterior of this EVO has been very well maintained and is in excellent condition. Most of the EVO 1’s led a rough life being used as rally and race cars. Fortunately this one has survived with no signs of abuse and has been left completely original with no modifications. The exterior is Ascot Silver (H84) and is in beautiful overall condition. The paint looks fantastic with only a few minor areas of wear. One of the hood vents has some fading paint and the the door handles show some wear from normal use. The driver door has been painted previously and the paint is not a 100% perfect match, but isn’t noticeable outside, only in indoor lighting. The body has no major dings, dents, or scratches and is very straight. This car looks excellent and it’s very clear it was cared for properly during it’s ownership in Japan.
The interior of this EVO 1 GSR really shines. The OEM Recaro seats are in excellent condition and have no rips, tears, or major stains. The rear seats match the front Recaro’s are are in similar condition showing very minimal wear, only light staining, and in great shape. The dash is free of any major sun damage and the OEM Momo steering wheel is in fantastic condition with only minor wear. The door panels are in very good shape with some minor wear and light scratches from normal use on the lower portions, but upper portions and the fabric inserts are in excellent condition. The trunk panels are in tact and in great condition. Overall an extremely clean interior with all of the options, something difficult to find on early EVO’s.
The 4G63 is at the heat of the Evolution and combined with the AWD system makes for an amazing driving car. The driving experience of this early EVO is unlike any modern car and instantly puts a smile on your face. Acceleration is surprisingly quick even on stock boost. Shifts through the 5 speed transmission are crisp and smooth. A brand new Exedy clutch has just been installed so the clutch engages perfectly with no issues. While the transmission was out it also received a fresh fluid change. The A/C blows very cold as well. This EVO handles extremely well, and feels light and nimble through tight corners. This is the car that created the legend! Drive this beautiful piece of history home today!