The automotive origins of Mitsubishi date back to 1917. Covering a range of businesses, Mitsubishi companies are a group of autonomous Japanese multinational companies where the Mitsubishi brand, trademark and legacy are shared.

Originally conceived through Mitsubishi’s relationship with Chrysler, a partnership officially known as Diamond-Star Motors, the Eclipse convertible top proved to be one of the company’s most popular models. Produced between 1995 and 2012 the Eclipse convertible top went through several distinct generations. During the early years, it was also marketed as the Plymouth Laser and the Eagle Talon. However, with a redesigned platform, the third and forth generations further separated its identity from the Chrysler models.

The introduction of the open air body style greatly added to the sales of the Eclipse Spyder convertible top. As the sport option for the Eclipse line, the Spyder featured a more robust engine and several levels of interior and trim options.