This next car comes as a tip from Mr Mark who writes: Here’s an 80-something Conquest. The seller doesn’t state which brand it is, I think this was the Chrysler-branded version of the Starion? Anyway, unlike the Hurst Olds featured the other day, which I noted had “so little potential”, this guy has tons of potential. The seller says so! Just check out that underhood tubing, the very, uh, prominent exhaust and WORKING DIGITAL DASH! But you might want to protect that custom intercooler first. Yes indeed, this is a Chrysler and that IC would be demolished trying to pull this onto a flatbed for sure. Find this 1985 Chrysler Conquest offered for $3750 in Warrenton, VA via craigslist.
I made a list of the ten things I need in a car in 2020 the other day and this next car is extremely close to hitting every single one of those points…but I should have added something about no moving seat belt anchors. Who ever thought it was a good idea for the shoulder portion of the seat belt to slide on a track was added safety should have been banned from designing car parts for life. This was as stupid an idea as the vinyl roof or a fake hood scoop…except it could get you killed or worse. However…I do like a good Chrysler Conquest/Mitsubishi Starion/Dodge Conquest…so I guess I’ll give this one a pass…but mostly because it is a proper color instead of some shade of white/grey/silver/black. Find this Chrysler Conquest TSI bidding for $6,100 in Palm Harbor, FL.
The Mitsubishi Starion/Dodge Conquest/Plymouth Conquest/Chrysler Conquest was a line of 4 cars built in the 80s by Mitsubishi in Japan – rebadged for Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler to confuse everyone. It was the Japanese version of a pony car and combined a turbocharged front engine, manual trans, rear wheel drive and limited slip differentials for classic fun. Contrary […]
This net car comes from Jeff who writes: When I was in high school, a friend’s parents had one of these and since then I’ve always been a fan. My only gripe is the failed joint venture between Chrysler and Cadillac, as those seats should have never been in anything other than an Eldorado. #WTF Find […]
If you want a rear drive Japanese classic from the 1980s, the choice is usually between a Celica Supra, RX-7, or 240/280SX…but don’t fret, because there is another Skywalker!! And this 80s Japanese classic comes from the land of the three water chestnuts. Find this 1988 Mitsubishi Starion offered for $5,500 in Chandler, AZ via craigslist. […]
The Mitsubishi Starion/Dodge Conquest/Plymouth Conquest/Chrysler Conquest was a line of rear-driven sports coupes built in the 80s by Mitsubishi in Japan. The Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler versions were just a light re-badge to trick “domestic only” buyers into picking up something from the land of the rising sun. The guise worked and quite a few of the Dodge/Chrysler […]
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 […]
The Dodge Conquest was a badge engineered version of the Mitsubishi Starion and part of the Japanese onslaught of turbocharged and fuel injected pony cars that ended when things got out of hand in the late 1990s. Originally powered by a 2.6 liter inline-4, this one is now a fuel burning V8 powered Mustang hunter. […]
If you wandered into a Mitsubishi Motors dealer in 1982, you could find the Tredia (meh, unless it came with the digital dash, then at least you had something cool to look at while everybody else passes you), the Cordia (a 2+2 predecessor to the Eclipse and they are as rare as hen’s teeth these […]
Press the throttle a few inches in a normal Mitsubishi Starion (or Dodge/Chrysler/Plymouth Conquest) and you’ll get lag, followed by nice sounds, and then adequate thrust. However, “adequate” is one of those relative terms, like “sanity,” in that it’s always open for interpretation. Where a 2.6 liter 4G54 Astron engine once trundled in this Starion […]