Saturday, February 6, 2016
Three's A Crowd: 1989 Chrysler TC by Maserati
It is always interesting to see what kind of cars end up congregating in their owner's driveways like the unintended result of a captive breeding program gone horribly awry. Usually the cars you see are ones that cost less for a parts car than parts -- think Saab 900, Triumph Spitfire, Volkswagen Beetle -- but today we've got a treat for you from the Italian branch of Chrysler. Find these 1989 Chrysler TC by Maserati offered for $1,500 in Fairfield, CA via craigslist. Tip from Kaibeezy.
The Chrysler TC by Maserati was the result of a strange friendship between Lee Iacocca and Alejandro de Tomaso. The Q-bodies was a modified version of the Chrysler K-car that started by being stamped in Torino, then to Sparone for some welding/pre-assembly and on to Milan for final assembly. The engine was a Chrysler Turbo II 4-cylinder, but a few had Maserati designed cylinder heads cast by Cosworth and finished by Maserati -- but these appear to be the early automatic Chrysler built ones.
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