Two-Seater Vehicles in 1980





The 1980s was the decade of young, upwardly mobile professionals, or "yuppies," whose fun cars gave rise to a rich heritage of roadsters and coupes. Each had its own flavor at a time when, in retrospect, their manufacturers were generally untroubled by the demands of safety legislation. Evergreen classics mixed with newcomers boasting front-and four-wheel drive; the brute horsepower of the old guard vied with the cutting-edge technology of the new. There was rarely room for the kids.