Today’s car is a 1991 Chrysler TC by Maserati owned by Stu Suede. I photographed this car at The Malaise Daze Car Show held at The Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum located in El Segundo, CA. It is finished in light yellow with a color matching removable hard top with portal windows, a ginger Interior, and a tan convertible top. It is powered by a 140 hp, 181.6 cu in, V6 Mitsubishi Cyclone engine, with a multi-point fuel injection. Mated to a front wheel drive 4-speed automatic transmission with 3.42:1 final drive gear ratio. Slowing this beauty down are 4 wheel power disc brakes with Teves antilock system. It has independent front suspension with special-tuned Fichtel and Sachs front dual-path gas-charged iso-struts with a sway bar, In the rear is a trailing arm beam axle with coil springs and Fichtel and Sachs gas charged shocks absorbers
The Chrysler TCs were manufactured from 1989 – 1990 in Milan, Italy. A total 0f 7,300 were produced (the minimum required under the contract) with 1,636 of them being sold in 1991 all of which were manufactured in 1990. The MSRP was $37,000.00. The cost to build a single TC was about $80,000.00, This venture ending up costing Chrysler around $600 million. The car had a published top speed of 121 mph with a 0-60 mph time of 10.8 seconds.
This is a very nice example of this original 1991 Chrysler TC by Maserati with 99,000 miles on the odometer. What a great car to take to a Chrysler, or an Mopar, or a Maserati or an Italian car show. It is sure to be stand out at any Cars and Coffee event or just a cruising to the beach, top down of coarse. Thanks for riding along. Frank