Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Tommi Makinen Edition at the Japanese car auctions
What a classic this is! The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Tommi Makinen Edition, otherwise known as the TME and the Lancer Evolution 6.5. What ever you want to call it, this is a striking looking machine.
The Mistubishi Lancer Evo 6 began production in 1999 and was replaced by the Evolution VII in early 2001. Lookswise, I think getting rid of those big lower front bumper driving lights on the Evo 4 and 5 was a great idea. Of course the most highly sought after model is the limited edition Tommi Makinen version, created to commemorate the Finnish rally champions successful WRC career.
The Evoliution VI TME came with a different bumper, special limited Tommi Makinen seats, suspension changes, a modified turbo and some cosmetic interior changed. Obviously though the most striking difference is the huge racking stripes down the side that give the TME is distince look. Offered in white, silver, blue and red, the red unit is the one most people are keen to get their hands on. When you cruise through town in one of these, you will turn heads!
I see quite a lot of Tommi Makinen Lancers going through the Japanese car auctions and unfortunately, due to the nature of cars like this, its common to see repair cars, modifications and cars that have been driving hard. This one was a real breath of fresh air, absolutely stunning condition inside and out, especially when you consider the somewhat high mileage (by Japanese standards). The previous owners had really taken care of this car which is great to see.
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