What's in a name? Well, often a lot of history, prestige and recognition. It seems as though Chrysler forgot that ten years earlier, the Dodge Challenger was a muscle car teenagers lusted over and parents feared. At least the Scorpion's got RWD? It had a convoluted life in Australia too, going from being a Chrysler Sigma Scorpion, to just Chrysler Scorpion, and finally what we see here. The original name betrayed the coupe's origins from the Galant - the same car the Sigma was based on.
This specific example is in amazing condition, with the seller claiming one owner until last year - and it shows. The 80s interior is resplendent in brown and the exterior seems to have no major blemishes either - note the alloys; despite Mitsubishi's best efforts, square wheels never did quite work.
Powered by the 2.6L Astron engine that Mitsubishi used in just about everything in the 80s, the Scorpion was a reasonably quick car for the era. Coupled to a 5-speed manual, as it should be, this car is sportier than its origin story might make you believe. While the Sapporo/Challenger remained unloved in the US, the Scorpion was a well respected car in Australia, but it was eventually overshadowed by the new-for-'82 Starion.
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Michael is a teenager who's been obsessed with cars since he was able to talk, but has no ability in mechanics whatsoever. His daily driver is a manual transmission Nissan Maxima - the Australian Infiniti I30.