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A box fresh Mitsubishi Lancer 1.6 GLXi Estate with one owner and 5,770 miles!
Colour keyed bumpers, side protector mouldings and door handles, black roof rails, driver’s airbag, door impact bars, high-mount stop lamp, tinted windows, power assisted steering, remote central door locking, halogen headlamps, luggage tonneau, luggage hooks, electric one-touch anti-trapping door windows all round, electric sunroof, air-conditioning, courtesy lamps, Philip RC559 stereo/cassette. Dealer accessories; Star Style alloy wheels, locking wheel nuts, mud flaps front and rear, Sigma M34 alarm/immobiliser, Mitsubishi rubber mats, carpeted over mats, spare bulb set, touch-up paint, Bodyglaze paintwork protection.
Dare to be different with this modern classic sixth generation Mitsubishi Lancer boasting just one owner and a mere 5,770 miles from new, fully verified by a huge full-service history file! Finished in factory original Palma Red, (Code P85), the paintwork is quite exceptional. The bright uniform finish mirrors the cars ultra-low mileage credentials and all panels are beautifully straight with perfect shut lines. Even close scrutiny fails to reveal any paintwork imperfections worthy of mention and all trim sections, glass, lights and badges are pristine. The one and only owner opted for expensive Bodyglaze paintwork protection when the car was new and paid for it to be re-applied routinely thereafter. Further originality can be seen in the supplying Mitsubishi dealer number plates and tax disc holder. The underside is in superb preserved condition. A rare car even when new, this example is possibly the best one left in existence!
This showroom fresh Mitsubishi Lancer interior defies its age and is beautifully clean. The Grey Cloth trim, (Code 81W), is in perfect condition with absolutely no visible wear or staining whatsoever. The door cards and fully carpeted luggage area complete with roller blind tonneau are all as new. An immaculate fascia houses precision feel controls and switchgear, all working perfectly including the ice-cold air conditioning. The steering wheel and gear knob display prominent natural veins found only on uber-low mileage examples. Tailored genuine Lancer rubber floor mats with an additional set of carpeted over mats have protected the carpet from new. The headlining is spotlessly clean and become unstuck not impeding the drivers view whatsoever. The pristine luggage area houses the full toolkit and jack as well as the spare bulb set and locking wheel nut case. As close to a brand-new example as you could ever wish for.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A byword for Japanese reliability is the sturdy 1597cc SOHC 16v petrol engine fitted to this GLXi example. Performance figures are quoted at 111bhp and 137Nm of torque to achieve 115mph top speed and 0-62mph in 10.2 seconds. The pristine engine bay affirms its low mileage credentials with factory data plates to the bulkhead and bonnet underside as well as the bulkhead chassis stamp. All original labels and factory PDI dabs have remained untouched and even the under-bonnet paintwork has a mirror finish! The engine is whisper quiet and the 5-speed manual transmission is tight and precise.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Rare dealer optional Star Style alloy wheels are unrestored and immaculate with no damage or imperfections and shod in factory fitted 175/70 R13 Dunlop SP Sport 200 tyres to further uphold total originality. The space saver underslung spare wheel has never been used. The braking system with 7.3in ventilated front discs and 7.1in rear drums operate perfectly.
Registered new on the 8th December 2000 by Mitsubishi Main Dealer, Humming Bird Motors Ltd on Regents Park Road in London, this stunning example has covered a genuine 5,770 miles from new with one owner, Mr Reynolds. Having purchased the car in retirement, the new car order form and sales invoice confirm the dealer optional extras and purchase price of £9,355.81. Mr Reynolds cherished his Lancer with strict garage storage and whilst mileage use was minimal, the car was regularly used and routinely taken for MOT each and every year. Absolutely all MOT certificates date back to the first in 2003 and a full-service history verify the mileage, as does the original service book. Mr Reynolds was hugely fastidious about his approach to car ownership as can be seen in the frankly mind-bogglingly huge box of paperwork with incredibly detailed notes. Said notes which began even before he purchased the Mitsubishi whereby a table of detailed comparables pitch the Lancer against his previous car, a Skoda Felicia!
Several separate larger folders categorise the service history and thorough perusal would literally consume hours. There are letters between Mr Reynolds and Humming Bird Motors Ltd whereby he expressed his delight with the car and he even kept a log of every journey with notes on destination, premium fuel purchases and MPG achieved. There are two Mitsubishi keys with remote fobs and dealer key rings and a Lancer sales and separate accessories brochure. This one owner example is probably the most original and low mileage example in existence and a serious champion contender for the Festival of the Unexceptional!