If One Car Could Define The Eighties, This Is It

If One Car Could Define The Eighties, This Is It

1987 Mitsubishi Starion ESI-R

Fat box flares. Angular, folded-paper styling. Wide, well-offset wheels. TURBO. These are the defining characteristics of sports cars in the ’80s. This Mitsubishi Starion has them all.

The Starquest twins – named for the Starion and the identical car sold as the Chrysler Conquest – had good handling, and decent power out of the 2.6 liter turbocharged inline 4, as well as a comfortable ride and eye-catching styling. This one has been well cared for – it’s been repainted once, and appears to be nearly showroom fresh. This is about as good as these get.

It’s on Craigslist on Long Island for $9k or offer.

A tip of the hat to the hive mind at the Obscure Cars For Sale Facebook page, who always seem to find the good stuff.1987 Mitsubishi Starion ESI-R engine 1987 Mitsubishi Starion ESI-R interior 1987 Mitsubishi Starion ESI-R red profile 1987 Mitsubishi Starion ESI-R red rear quarter

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