Mitsubishi Auction Raises Money for Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition Plaque US0001, 1 of 1600 produced. (PRNewsFoto/Mitsubishi Motors North America)

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) recently announced a nationwide auction of its first Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The auction is currently ongoing on eBay  and bidding will conclude on Nov. 21 at the 29th annual MS Dinner Auction, sponsored by MMNA, at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado, California. Dinner attendees can still participate in the auction.

“We are thrilled and grateful Mitsubishi Motors has partnered with us as the title sponsor for this year’s annual MS Dinner Auction,” said Richard Israel, President of the National MS Society, Pacific South Coast Chapter in a press release. “With the support of Mitsubishi Motors we are able to fund cutting-edge research, drive change through advocacy, facilitate professional education, collaborate with MS organizations around the world, and provide programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.”

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution showcases  the company’s state-of-the-art engineering and technology. Only 1,600 vehicles of the Final Edition model will be produced in the United States, each with a unique numbered plaque.

The Lancer Evolution is thought to started the four-door sports sedan genre, and its Final Edition is the most powerful mass-produced Evolution model in existence, with 303 horsepower and a turbocharged DOHC 16-valve, four-cylinder engine. Based on the current GSR model, the Final Edition also includes the company’s pioneering Super All-Wheel Control system, lightweight two-piece Brembo® brake rotors up front, Eibach springs, and Bilstein shock absorbers.

“Mitsubishi Motors has been involved with the National MS Society for more than 16 years, raising money through a variety of activities and event sponsorships,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president, MMNA. “It was only fitting that this year, to enhance our title sponsorship of the event, we donate something that means so much to the brand. By expanding the auction nationally, we hope to increase our donation to a charity that is near and dear to the hearts of everyone at Mitsubishi.”

All proceeds from the sale will go to the National MS Society. For more information on the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition, please follow this link. You can bid on the auction via eBay here.

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