Final Mitsubishi Eclipse to be auctioned for Japanese Red Cross benefit

Final Mitsubishi Eclipse to be auctioned for Japanese Red Cross benefit

Mitsubishi is auctioning off its very last Eclipse Coupe this week in an effort to help raise funds for the Japanese Red Cross.

The last Eclipse is a one-of-a-kind 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe SE, which was manufactured at the automaker’s plant in Normal, Illinois.

It will go under the hammer at Mecum Auctions’ annual St. Charles Auction at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois, taking place over the next three days.

Customized by the Mitsubishi factory, the very special Eclipse features a unique Kalapana Black paint scheme (chosen by Mitsubishi followers on Facebook), leather trim, 18-inch wheels, a 650-watt Rockford-Fosgate premium audio system with nine speakers and Sirius satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and HID headlights.

Under the hood is the regular 265 horsepower 3.8-liter V-6 engine.

As previously reported, Mitsubishi has launched a limited run of Eclipse SE models to marque the end of the car’s run. You can read about it by clicking here.

In related news, Transformers star Josh Duhamel will help Barrett-Jackson auction off a 2006 Shelby Cobra re-creation roadster at the 4th Annual Las Vegas Collector Car Auction taking place on September 24 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

Proceeds of the Cobra, which features Duhamel’s signature, will go to help the actor’s hometown of Minot, North Dakota, and its surrounding communities, which were devastated by recent floods.