Perhaps the Most Immaculate 1988 Chrysler Conquest TSI Still Available

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An iconic vehicle from the 1980s, the Mitsubishi Starion, known for its striking design and solid performance, had a lesser-known twin in the Chrysler Conquest. Both models were competitively priced and fared well in comparison tests. The current listing on eBay showcases what might be the cleanest specimen currently on the market, with every detail meticulously preserved, including its original maroon interior reminiscent of the era.

Boasting a mere 51,000 miles on the odometer and virtually pristine cosmetic condition, this Conquest is primed for the open road. Both the Chrysler Conquest and its Mitsubishi counterpart, the Starion, have been steadily appreciating in value as a new generation of enthusiasts seeks out nostalgic vehicles from the 1980s, also known as the Rad era.

One common issue with the few Conquests available for sale is that many have undergone alterations or have been handled by individuals like Jeremy Clarkson to the extent that little originality remains. However, this particular vehicle stands out. According to the previous owner, the car has been meticulously stored in a garage since its purchase and has been shielded from inclement weather. Every component, including the factory radio and steering wheel controls, is reported to be fully functional.

Eager to hit the road, the Conquest houses a 2.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, delivering 188 horsepower to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. The 16-inch wheels have been equipped with new Goodrich G-Force tires, and all fluids have been recently renewed before the car was put up for sale.

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While the Conquest/Starion twins may have lacked power compared to their counterparts, a 1986 Motorweek test revealed that the Starion matched the Porsche 944 Turbo on the skidpad and came close to the Mazda RX-7 in slalom speeds. This achievement is remarkable for a car maker that didn’t have the same high-performance reputation as other brands. Priced slightly below $12,000 currently, the Conquest’s cost remains competitive with its rivals.

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