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- Seller: garagekept
- Phone: 616-888-3230
1987 Chrysler Conquest TSi
- Same Owner Since 1989
- 2.6L Turbo Charged 4 Cylinder
- 5 Speed Manual Transmission
- 81,945 Miles
- Black on Black
In the time of major growth in electronics from personal computers, to Walkman players and digital watches, the Conquest was a sports car that was a performer, and offered great technology at an affordable price. Not only that, once seated inside the car, the combination of an angular dashboard, lots of buttons and equalizers, and a turbo boost gauge were enough to make the choice word to describe the car go from "cool" to "radical!" At the time that this car took pride of place in showrooms, a Conquest key in hand made you cool, but add a Casio watch, Members Only Jacket, and a pair of Nikes to the mix, and you really had a leg up on your friends in the style points game.
Fans of the Conquest and the sister car Mitsubishi Starion often affectionately call the cars "Starquest" twins. The cars were very similar with the main differences being visual styling cues. The 2.6 Liter Turbocharged engine found in the TSi produced about 176 horsepower, along with a bit of turbo lag in the process. The car you see here is a Plymouth Conquest TSi finished in Black over a Black interior, and currently showing approximately 81,945 miles on the mechanical odometer.
Exterior styling of this car is intriguing with the box flares, rear spoiler, pop-up headlamps, low front bumper, deep side sills, a wide wheel and tire combination, hard to miss badging, and grid patterned tail lights. This particular car looks to have been well kept and has been with one local owner since 1989. The paint is in good condition, with some scratches and chips showing, but is glossy and even throughout. The 16-inch wheels have thick-spokes and wide lips, and are wrapped in sticky tires.
Rad styling inside the car is to be expected, from the array of buttons to the stereo equalizer panel. We expected that the gauge cluster would be digital, but the analog gauges, which include a boost gauge work just fine. The interior has been well kept over the years, and is complete with leather seats, "Conquest" script rear seat belts, accordion-style shift boot, stereo buttons on the steering wheel, and moving seat belts. A few of the buttons on the dash are worn, but overall the interior is in very nice condition.
The large displacement 4 cylinder engine under the hood is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission, and of course features a turbocharger for some extra oomph. The engine bay is a maze of hoses and wires, but is clean and presents well. The turbocharger is mounted next to the engine and easy to see under the heat shield - ala Buick GNX. The underside of the car shows some surface corrosion, but doesn't look to be near a point that there will be issues.
Though the days of hanging at a mall in the food court may be fading, the styling of the 1980's will always be around, and intriguing for many. This cool Conquest is a blast from the past which could win some style points whether at the mall, or a local car meet. Please call if interested or e-mail with specific questions.
The following maintenance has been done to the car in the last few months: new windshield, new battery, removal of the gas tank and cleaned it, new fuel pump, new fuel filter, new front calipers, rebuilt the rear calipers, and brand new tires. The car runs and drives well.
The items are have been checked and are operable:
Motorized seatbelts, manual and electronic door locks, headlights, headlight buckets, taillights, blinkers, power mirrors, front wipers and squirter, rear wiper, radio, horn, HVAC blower, steering wheel controls, and cluster gauges. The AC system is all there, but doesn't blow cold which might just need a recharge.
Please call if interested or e-mail with specific questions. Thanks for looking!