While GM was keeping OPEC happy flying assembled Allanté bodies around the planet, Chrysler chose to have the complete car assembled in Italy then boated to the US. TC Production began in 1989 and reached 7300 units over a a two year period. All cars sold as 1991 models were actually manufactured in 1990. Based on the famed K-platform, this example left Milan equipped with a Mitsubishi-sourced 3.02 L 141 bhp V6 engine and 4-speed AT. Neither Chrysler or Maserati were viewed as high quality manufactures during this era, and journalists quoted the TC as a combination of the worst from each partner.
Poor lighting and camera angles make it hard to see the true condition, but the snippets supplied seem to confirm the 69K original miles stated. For the life of me I cannot understand buying one of these in 1991 and thinking it would be a good idea to limit the usage over the next 25 years? These were not cheap cars when new; MSRP on this example was 37K, nearly 65K in today's money. While still a whole lot less than the Allanté MSRP, high cost and poor quality spelled doom for the TC.
Even though it wears the Maserati badge, there is no mistaking this car as a Chrysler product. One just needs to look at the LeBaron convertible and instantly inbreeding pops to mind. If you really must find yourself a specimen (maybe for weird experiments...), hold out for one of the 501 units produced with the Maserati massaged 200 HP 4-cylinder engine and Geartrag manual 5-speed transmission...at least then when people point and laugh you could chirp the tires to a symphony of 16 valves.
When not receiving complaints of "distracted by cars...again" from his wife, Glenn can be found in the kitchen whipping up exotic cuisine and nourishing nosh.