Usually, if you want to purchase a piece of automotive history, it's going to cost you beaucoup bucks and your money probably pads the wallet of some person who doesn't need it. Mitsubishi put the last Lancer Evolution ever built onto eBay, and while it's definitely a piece of history, it won't cost as much as a small plane, and your money will go to charity.
The eBay listing is for the final Lancer Evolution ever produced. Featuring a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 and an archaic five-speed manual transmission, it puts out 303 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. This model features special suspension tuning, Final Edition badging, black exterior accents and red interior accents.
As of this writing, the bid currently stands at $46,900, which is a fair bit over the Evo's MSRP of $34,495, but it's all for a good cause. The money from the auction will go to Feeding America and the Second Harvest Food Bank, as part of Hunger Action Month. There's a good feeling knowing that your rare-car auction proceeds won't be contributing to somebody's yacht-maintenance budget.
The bidding ends on Thursday, September 15, at 9 a.m. Pacific, so you've got plenty of time to beg banks, friends and family for the scratch required to pick up a piece of hot-sedan history. I'm secretly hoping Subaru ends up winning the auction, as a nod to the rivalry between the two brands' offerings, the Lancer Evolution and WRX STI. No matter who picks up the car, though, the only thing I hope is that it's actually driven.