Last Mitsubishi Eclipse to be auctioned off for charity

Last Mitsubishi Eclipse

Mitsubishi is auctioning off the final Eclipse to ever be produced at the annual St. Charles Auction, which will be held at Pheasant Run Resort from September 15-18. The last Eclipse was built by Mitsubishi Motors North America as a special edition Coupe SE with a 3.8-liter V6, which is also the only V6 to come with the SE package.

The automaker reached out to Facebook fans for input on the final model. It includes a coat of Kalapana Black paint, SE lower side graphics, Dark Agent wheels, HID headlights, sunroof, leather interior, and a ton of interior upgrades. A 650w Rockford Fosgate 9-speaker audio system with SiriusXM, a rear-view camera and Bluetooth interface are also included.

Bringing a 22 year run to an end, the Eclipse is going out with a cause, donating all proceeds of the no reserve auction to the Japan Red Cross earthquake relief. Production started in 1989, and for 20 years the model has been the top-selling Japanese sports car.

Greg Adams, Mitsubishi Motors North America VP of Marketing & Product Planning says “Our goal with this Mitsubishi Eclipse SE was to create a very special car that would best honor the closing of this vehicle families’ chapter, built at our Normal, Illinois facility. We believe this one-off 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE will become a highly collectible automobile and we are excited to work with Mecum Auctions to offer it to collector at their high-energy events.”

The Mitsubishi Eclipse will be auctioned on Saturday, September 17 at 1:55 pm on live More”.

– By: Alexandra Koken