1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati
Chrysler head honcho Lee Iacocca in the 1980s teamed up with
Maserati's Alejandro de Tomaso to produce sporty coupes that
combined the so-called best of both brands. The result: the
Chrysler TC by Maserati. (TC is short for Turbo Convertible). It
made its debut at the 1986 Los Angeles auto show and rolled on the
For consignment, the cohabitation between Chrysler and the Italians
based on the LeBaron platform. This version sports the 3.0 V6
engine with EFi and puts out 141 horses, and combined with the
Ultradrive 4-speed automatic, it can handle an interstate or a
curvy back road with the top down, soft top up or hardtop installed
for winter motoring.
Light Yellow bathes this co-effort, and this one is a convertible
and has a matching hardtop. This paint is all original and in very
good condition as with only a few flaws and some cracking of the
finish noted on the driver's front fender. A nice black canvas
manual convertible top moves up and down smoothly, and for winter
driving you can use the body matching hardtop. Heated side view
mirrors hang off of straight steel for this luxury sports car, and
it rolls on polished, woven mag wheels wrapped in like new
Black leather in very good condition covers the door panel inserts
and wide luxurious front bucket seats as well as rear side panels.
Of note are the age wrinkles and color loss in the driver's outer
bolster as well as on the pillow top lower cushion. In back in lieu
of a rear seat is a curved faded black carpeted covered lid that
lifts and offers up a storage area that has the space saver spare.
This black carpeting is also seen in the trunk and all the chairs
float in it and has storage area matching fade on the flooring. The
warmth continues with the dash also in black stitched leather
covered and sporting some wood burl accenting. In contrast the dash
top uses white stitching for the black leather around the
instrument cluster. Inserted in the dash center is an Infinity II
10 speaker sound system which provides enough wattage to have good
music even with the top down at speed. Adding more luxury are power
seats, and a tilt steering wheel also wrapped in black leather.
Toggles for the tonneau top and convertible are just behind the
Under the hood and looking good is the Mitsubishi produced 3.0
Liter V6 with EFI. It shows a little dust but is in all good
unrestored condition. New valve cover gaskets and spark plugs were
recently installed as well as a new water pump, radiator, hoses,
timing belt, and AC compressor. On back is an Ultradrive A604
4-speed automatic transmission pushing power forward to a 3.42
final drive rear axle.
Very well kept down below with a uniform black finish with some
patina and road splash but a solid unibody construction. Front
independent coil sprung suspension along with rear coil sprung
suspension and power disc brakes from the factory are bolted on. A
stock exhaust is on and is nice and clean with no rust. Our
consignor notes that the right front caliper and pads were recently
replaced, and a trailer hitch has been added should you want to
bring extras along on your trek.
Slipping inside the black leather interior I turned the key and the
6 cylinders came to life. It delivered nice smooth power and
cruises at highway speeds, and then some, with ease. It handled
nicely and all functionality was working perfectly.
A collaboration between 3 automakers, those being Chrysler,
Maserati, and Mitsubishi make this a true worldwide car and an
interesting concept. Only 7,000 cars were sold during its run so
it's somewhat rare. This beautiful door combo all comes together to
make a luxury sports car that is a convertible and comes with a
hardtop. Year-round enjoyment is what it sounds like to me.
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with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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