80’s Muscle: 1988 Chrysler Conquest Tsi

by Cory —How many boxes does this list check off on your buyers list- two doors, chiseled good looks, rear wheel drive, turbo charged and intercooled engine, box fender flares, multi channel eq stereo, recaro-esque seating, limited slip rear end, and staggered tires? On paper, the 1988 Chrysler Conquest TSi brings a lot to the table. This Conquest is even listed as a rare 1980’s muscle car. This description is debatable, but the car certainly presents very well.

This car wears burgundy leather interior with the super annoying motorized front seat belts. The automatic transmission sports a shift lever straight out of the USS Enterprise. Unfortunately, this car has analog gauge package and not the space age digital cluster.

The car is advertised to have had a engine rebuild in 1994 or 95, only has 78,000 miles, an issue with the electronics in the hatch from it replacement, and possibly a Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock tape stuck in the cassette deck.

This handsome car and its twin Mitsubishi Starion have largely vanished from the US used car landscape. Its more expensive competitors Nissan 300Z, Porsche 944, and Mazda RX7 are all much more available in the 2016 market.

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Cory is trying to stay finish off his project 1995 Mercedes E36 wagon and figure out what to do with his hoard of rare w124 parts.