Original Owner: 1990 Chrysler TC By Maserati

Guys With Rides is excited to offer this one-owner Chrysler TC By Maserati in an online, reserve-style auction.

Bidding opened Wednesday, June 22, 2022, and continues until 2:30 PM Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

This Chrysler TC By Maserati currently, one of only 1,900 produced for the 1990 model year, currently resides in Sunset Beach, North Carolina.

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Current High Bid = $600

As Lee Iacocca gained credibility and fame during the 1980s following his successful turnaround of Chrysler, he set his sights on a pet project with Alejandro de Tomaso, who by then was himself busy trying to turn around Italian automaker Maserati.

The result of the partnership was a two-seat, convertible grand tourer designed as an economical alternative to Cadillac’s Alante and the Mercedes-Benz SL.  Branded as the Chrysler TC By Maserati, it was known internally at Chrylser as a “Q” body built on a modified second generation Chrysler K platform. After two years of development delays, the TC became available in late 1988 and a total of 7,300 units (the minimum required under the contract) were manufactured in Milan, Italy through 1990. All cars sold as 1991 models were manufactured in 1990.

The TC’s platform was based on a shortened Dodge Daytona chassis with suspension and axles from the original model. De Tomaso subsidiary Innocenti produced the bodywork. The struts and shock absorbers were specially designed for the car by Fichtel and Sachs, and a Teves anti-lock braking system was standard. The special wheels were made in Italy by the Formula One supplier Fondmetal.

The TC featured a detachable hard top with circular, beveled-glass opera windows with a six-point latching system and a manually operated cloth-lined convertible top that was available in either tan or black.  Available exterior colors were yellow, red, or cabernet.  In 1990 when black and white exterior colors were added along with a black leather interior.

The TC’s dash, door panels, seats, armrest, and rear fascia panels are hand-stitched Italian leather, while the inside doorjambs feature polished stainless steel panels and sill plates. The convertible boot, over which the hardtop rests, is a body-colored metal panel. A special interior storage compartment came with an umbrella, tool kit, and small spare tire that allowed the use of the full-sized trunk even with the top down. Standard equipment included a 10-speaker Infinity AM/FM cassette stereo, power windows, six-way power seats, power door, and trunk locks, map lights, puddle lamps, cruise control, and tilt steering wheel.

This yellow over black 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati is one of only 1,900 produced that model year.  This example is now being offered by the widow of the original owner.

The CarFax confirms this one-owner 1990 Chrysler TC By Maserati has never had any accidents or damage.  To review the CarFax, please click on the picture below. When finished, click on your browser’s back button to return back to this listing:

The pre-purchase inspection confirmed this 1990 Chrysler TC By Maserati is in very good working order that features a fresh detail.  The picture below contains the Lemon Squad Pre-Purchase Inspection completed and prepared the week before the start of this auction in June 2022. The mechanical items the inspector noted about this car are a very dirty air filter and a leaking CV Boot joint that both should be replaced immediately.

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To help you make informed bids, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

Exterior Gallery

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Interior Gallery

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Underhood and Undercarriage Photograph Gallery

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Tires & Wheels Gallery

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Convertible Top & Windows Gallery

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Documentation Gallery

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If you have any questions about this 1990 Chrysler TC By Maserati, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

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