• Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati
  • 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati in Colorado wrecking yard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati
  • 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati in Colorado wrecking yard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati
  • 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati in Colorado wrecking yard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati
  • 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati in Colorado wrecking yard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati
  • 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati in Colorado wrecking yard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati
  • 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati in Colorado wrecking yard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati
  • 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati in Colorado wrecking yard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati
  • 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati in Colorado wrecking yard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati
  • 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati in Colorado wrecking yard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati
  • 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati in Colorado wrecking yard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati
  • 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati in Colorado wrecking yard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati
  • 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati in Colorado wrecking yard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati
  • 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati in Colorado wrecking yard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati
  • 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati in Colorado wrecking yard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati
  • 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati in Colorado wrecking yard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati
  • 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati in Colorado wrecking yard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
During the middle to late 1980s, General Motors sold a Pininfarina-bodied Cadillac known as the Allanté, along with the Italian-influenced Buick Reatta and Oldsmobile Toronado Troféo. Lee Iacocca wanted to get Chrysler into this game, and so Chrysler's investment in Maserati (and Iacocca's friendship with Maserati chief Alejandro de Tomaso) produced the TC by Maserati. Produced from the 1989 through 1991 model years, these cars have endured some rough depreciation and I find them in wrecking yards every so often. Here's a '90 in a Denver-area self-service junkyard.

Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati

These cars were Chrysler LeBarons underneath the Maserati-ized exteriors, but Chrysler made sure to put Maserati badges in many locations.

Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati

The 1989 TC came with a turbocharged Chrysler 2.2 engine rated at either 160 or 200 horsepower, but the 1990 and 1991 TCs had Mitsubishi 6G72 V6s under their hoods. This one has had the cylinder heads removed, possibly for use on a Dodge Dynasty or Hyundai Sonata.

Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati

The wood and leather in the TC by Maserati were less phony than the stuff in the LeBaron, but the price tag went up accordingly: $35,500, or about $70,000 in 2019 dollars.

Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati

While I was there, an eBay seller was grabbing the TC-only ABS system, which sells for 500 bucks due to scarcity.

Junked 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati

This car belonged to Member #1914 of the Club for Owners of the Chrysler TC by Maserati. Guess they forfeited the membership.

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