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.

See another car with a plastic chair covering the license plate?