For Sale: Chrysler TC by Maserati


My taste in cars is… questionable, at best. By that, I mean that I should probably be tied up and thrown into the loony bin.

I have a weakness for turbo Mopar goodness, be it the mighty GLHS, or your aunt’s Sundance RS. At the top of this mountain of ill-conceived and badly-built Americana is the Chrysler TC by Maserati. Because, you know, anything Italian is automatically classy.


Though most examples of the TC are lackluster snooze-mobiles, 501 cars were given a little something special. These cars were equipped with a 2.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, jointly developed by Chrysler, Maserati and Cosworth. This engine featured a Maserati-designed head and a bevy of internal modifications, and put out a respectable (for the time) 200 horespower. The cherry on top is the five-speed manual transmission, which replaced the awful automatic otherwise found in a TC.

And just look at that interior. Awful Sumptuous, no? All that’s missing is a car phone.

As per the ad:

Removable Hardtop, Leather Interior, Power Seat – Driver, Tilt Wheel, Cruise, AM/FM Stereo, Cassette/CD, Premium Sound


Call me crazy, but at that price, it’s almost tempting (for me). 


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The maximum upload file size: 64 MB. You can upload: image, audio, video. Links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other services inserted in the comment text will be automatically embedded. Drop files here

26 responses to “For Sale: Chrysler TC by Maserati”

  1. joedunlap Avatar

    Alas, just another entry in the "Just because you can, doesnt mean you should" log.

    1. Shant Jaltorossian Avatar
      Shant Jaltorossian

      I still do want it…
      I'm beyond help.

      1. Maxichamp Avatar

        I just found out the TC Owners Club is headquartered one town over from me.
        I read a chapter about the TC in a Maserati book. Did you know that Chrysler insisted that Maserati's font be 80% the size of the Chrysler font?

    2. MVEilenstein Avatar

      I've often said that about an ex-girlfriend.

  2. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    Truly Convincing?
    Tacky Conveyance?
    Terrible Constipation?

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      Total Crap.

    2. Guest Avatar

      Tacky Conversion. Chrysler went to great lengths just to distort a La Baron and pin Maserati's name to it.

  3. don fehlio Avatar
    don fehlio

    In case you don't click the link; the price that's cheap enough to be tempting is $6,499.
    I mean… you could buy a *good* car with that much money. Maybe even two.

    1. dead_elvis Avatar

      Using my average car purchase price, I'd end up with 5 cars for that money (plus maybe a parts car).
      A TC, n/a or not, would never be one of them.

      1. facelvega Avatar

        you remind me of my cheapskate brother, saving money up front on weirdo car purchases that will all go into busted knuckles, dead wiring harnesses, and investigating mystery fluid leaks. The sensible buyer will only buy three cars for that $6499.
        But why write off a cheap TC? How about a Spirit R/T?

        1. dead_elvis Avatar

          OK, OK… $2500 pickemup truck, 2 $1K beater/projects, and $1999 to spend foolishly.
          A Spirit R/T would be much more welcome in my driveway than a TC.

    2. Shant Jaltorossian Avatar
      Shant Jaltorossian

      I consider the TC to be a "good" car.
      Then again, I'd drive a Yugo GVX.

    3. P161911 Avatar

      There was one on the local Craigslist for $2500 with no obvious problems….. other than the fact it was a TC. THAT was tempting.

      1. C³-Cool Cadillac Cat Avatar
        C³-Cool Cadillac Cat

        I know what you're saying, P161911.
        I've seen more than a few CL vehicle which normally, I'd not remote consider, yet think, y'know…I could drive that for a while, just to see what it's like.
        Thankfully, I snap back to reality before going to the credit union for cashola.

  4. Toxic Avenger Avatar
    Toxic Avenger

    I have a weakness for shabby journalism, and Hooniverse fills that spot every time.
    That was a Dime Store review of a car the reviewer has most likely never driven.
    Everybody is a critic.

    1. Kogashiwa Avatar

      It's not a review. And apparently you too are a critic. Or were you intending to say something useful?

      1. Batshitbox Avatar

        That's a surprisingly negative comment for ol' Toxie. I usually hear better things, I just peeped the ID Profile and there's nothing else this mean spirited.
        I suspect shenanigans.

    2. MVEilenstein Avatar

      You don't have to like an article to be civil. If it's not for you, just let it go.

      1. Vairship Avatar

        Or better yet, write a better article and submit it. I don't know why people never take that route. Oh, that's right, it takes more effort. 😉

    3. hwyengr Avatar

      There are some series and authors on this site that I don't care for, so I don't read them. But, the comments are uniformly excellent. Thumbs down for your shitting in the precious, precious comments.

      1. MVEilenstein Avatar

        You can please some of the people some of the time.

  5. three_pedals Avatar

    Did you see the Body Bag seat cover on the driver's seat in the add… ewwwww

    1. Shant Jaltorossian Avatar
      Shant Jaltorossian

      I'm afraid to imagine the things that have happened on that seat.

      1. dead_elvis Avatar

        I dare you to look at it under a black light.

        1. MVEilenstein Avatar

          What's a vajazzle?

  6. mallthus Avatar

    I think these things failed because they looked so much like the much cheaper (and crappier) Lebaron.
    <img src="; width=600>

%d bloggers like this: