• Jun 29, 2010
1987 Chrysler Conquest TSi – Click above for high-res image gallery

We've got to say, we're inclined to give this one to the seller. The 1987 Chrysler Conquest TSi you see above has only managed to rack up a mere 9,800 miles in its 23 years on this planet, and as such, the car looks like it's spent the last two decades in a vacuum-sealed baggie. The current owner claims to have done a little bit of work to keep the car looking its best, including having the wheels refurbished (though the original tires are still in place), painting the front splitter and replacing the stock exhaust system with a cat-back kit from Magnaflow (hopefully he saved the original plumbing). The windows have also been tinted, but that's removable.

The Mitsubishi-built beastie (which was also sold as a Dodge model previous to 1987) is miraculously clean, and the seller says that the car comes with a raft of original paperwork and trinkets, including the original Chrysler keychains. If you want it, get ready to shell out some serious coinage, though. The car is on eBay Motors with a buy it now of $18,900. As we write this, there are six days left on the auction and 10 bids have brought the price to $15,099, suggesting that a BIN taker might not be far behind.



[Source: eBay Motors]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow -major memory flashback! I remember like it was yesterday; my sister's boyfriend drove one of these things and he thought he was Don Johnson. This is when I was young and resented the Japanese invasion, but I always knew it had true sports car credentials. I'd love to play with one of these on a wide open parking lot with a half-inch of snow on it...

      Great Find!
      • 4 Years Ago
      That would be a fun ride, Factory wide body and Turbo motor, bring it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Always a soft spot for 80's Mitsubishi and rebaged pentastars. Had an 87 Colt that I totaled in the snow, but I loved it, no A/C and all. Conquest, Colt, Cordia, Tredia, Mirage, even Vista. They just had that small turbo 80's look to them. Hope that some of them make it into GT5. Also give some love to the Swift GTi.
      IamXD
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is it me or does exterior styling hold up way better than interior styling?

      This car still looks awesome from the outside. Aggressive wedge shape, tire flares, looks pretty good...

      Old school interiors make me want to vomit...
      • 4 Years Ago
      These were nice cars for the time. And more popular than I thought given the price this is getting.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I loved the Conquest TSi, it was one of my favorite cars. At that time in my life, I didn't know the Starion existed, we just didn't have a local dealer and the web didn't exist, sooo...

      Anyway, as much as I like the car, that's too much money. It didn't cost that much new!
        • 4 Years Ago
        You find a better one for less. Oh wait, you won't, so he can charge whatever he wants. Personally I think it's a deal. It's basically new, and it's way cooler than some $25k Camry.
        • 4 Years Ago
        He can charge whatever he wants whether I can find another or not.

        And you may have noticed, it's an auction, he charges what the buyer wants.

        It's basically new, except for that it isn't new and it isn't the same spec as a new car (older cars had different features, fewer safety features for example).

        You can get a Camry with 9800 miles for a lot less than $25K.

        BTW, there's a Starion in great shape a few blocks over from me. I don't know the mileage though. Also it's black which looks good on a Starion.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's not that much more than it was in 1987. They were nice, heavily contented cars, that were expensive at the time. Their original $17,300 sticker price is now $33,226.05. Think of it as nearly half-priced. I can remember taking my $9,300 Shelby Charger in for service and being shocked at the price of the Conquest TSi.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice car, I do love me some Mitsu Starions but...

      Crack pipe.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love these cars. Aggressive, RWD, Turbo, Manual. The way things should be for a fun car. They still look fresh all these years later... except the interior. That looks really really dated.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wow, not only are you the epitomy of a troll, but you're that idiot on the highway weaving in and out of traffic racing another car.

        Take it to the track, moron.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh, and I recently raced one with my 95 Audi S6 (stockish) on the highway, and the conquest pulled on me! It had a bunch of gauges, exhaust, and probably a newer turbo and a bunch of other mods. This was in the Milwaukee area, and it was blue. Whoever that was, props! Love those cars!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Who would believe that putting pseudo-Porsche flared fenders on a sporty hatchback could be pulled off, but these vehicles actually looked pretty decent in their day.

      Hey Leno! Got room in that garage?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I remember driving one of these back in the day. It was a really terrific ride with that turbo-charger. Would be fun to take it on another spin.

        The design has really stood up nearly 25 years later.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I had a 1987 Chrysler Conquest TSi, we had a serious love/hate relationship. I love driving it, but that thing was possessed with demons. Had the motor rebuilt twice and after it crapped out again, I had to sell the beast. It was the first car I ever purchased myself and to this day I would love to own one again.

      If I had the $30,000 for a second car, I would buy this in a heart beat. The other $15,000 would be to pay the repair bills...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yep. The Mitsubishi 2.6 motor both in turbo and non-turbo form was not known for reliability.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I had an '89 TSi. I swear that car was so much fun. It was a stick of course. The car and I had the same type of relationship. Loved driving it, how it looked, car seemed ahead of it's time. However, I had to have the motor rebuilt 2-3 times, and finally gave up on it. I ended up giving it to someone with the blown motor. But you talk about a tire burning machine!!!! :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Mitsubishi Starion, superseded by the GTO/GT3000 under its native badge.
        • 4 Years Ago
        beat me to it. This is what put Mitsu on the US map. Starion, Cordia, Tredia. and then the Mirage.

        Starion and Mirage rebadged as Conquest and Colt
      • 4 Years Ago
      I always wanted one of these when I was younger. I liked it even more than the Mitsubishi Starion version because of the big Conquest TSI decal across the back.

      One thing you notice about this car and the Mitsubishi Starion is that they copied a lot of styling cues from the 1984-1986 Toyota Supra (the next gen started in model year 1986.5). The have similar front and read ends, flared fenders and similar style wheels. Remember the Supra had the full decal of the model name across the hatchback before they did it on the Conquest.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Starions were sold beginning in 1982. Two years before the 'yotas.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes but the flared fenders, updated wheels and full sized decal on the rear hatch of the Conquests didn't come in the 1987 model year. The flared fenders and wheels that Mitsubishi copied were on the 1982-1986 Supra so there was plenty of time to copy them into the 1987 Starion/Conquest. The full sized rear decal appeared on the 1984 Supra. Again that's plenty of time to be copied onto the 1987 Conquest.
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