1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati Convertible Chrysler head honcho Lee Iacocca in the 1980s teamed up with Maseratis Alejandro de Tomaso to produce sporty coupes that combined the so-called best of both brands. The result: the Chrysler TC by Maserati. (TC is short for Turbo Convertible). It made its debut at the 1986 Los Angeles auto show and rolled on the Q-platform. For consignment, the cohabitation between Chrysler and the Italians based on the LeBaron platform. This version sports the 3.0 V6 engine with EFi and puts out 141 horses, and combined with the Ultradrive 4-speed automatic, it can handle an interstate or a curvy back road. Exterior Exotic Red bathes this co-effort, and this one is a convertible and has a matching hardtop. This paint is all in excellent condition as the car has been garaged all its life. A nice new tan canvas manual convertible top moves up and down smoothly, and for winter driving you can use the rarely used in the cars previous life, hardtop. Heated side view mirrors hang off of straight steel for this luxury sports car, and it rolls on polished, woven mag wheels wrapped in blackwall rubber. Interior Persimmon leather in near showroom condition covers the door panel inserts and wide luxurious front bucket seats as well as rear side panels. In back in lieu of a rear seat is a curved warm gold carpeted covered lid that lifts and offers up a storage area that has the space saver spare. This gold carpeting is also seen in the trunk and all the chairs float in it. The warmth continues with the dash also in warm gold stitched leather covered and sporting some wood burl accenting. In contrast the dash top uses charcoal gray stitched leather around the instrument cluster. Inserted in the dash center is an Infinity II 10 speaker sound system which provides enough wattage to have good music even with the top down at speed. Adding more luxury are power seats, and a tilt steering wheel also wrapped in gold leather. Toggles for the tonneau top and convertible are just behind the driver. Drivetrain Under the hood and looking good is the Mitsubishi produced 3.0 Liter V6 with EFI. It shows a little dust but is in all good unrestored condition. On back is an Ultradrive A604 4-speed automatic transmission pushing power to a 3.42 final drive rear axle. Undercarriage Anytime I hear always garaged Im skeptical, however one look underneath this collaboration and it has been garaged. Some patina and road splash but solid unibody construction. Front independent coil sprung suspension along with rear coil sprung suspension and power disc brakes from the factory are bolted on. A stock exhaust is bon anodes nice and clean with no rust. Drive-Ability Slipping inside the Persimmon leather interior I turned the key and the 6 cylinders came to life. It delivers nice smooth power and cruises at highway speeds, and then some, with ease. It handled nicely and all functionality was working perfectly. A collaboration between 3 automakers, those being Chrysler, Maserati, and Mitsubishi make this a true worldwide car and an interesting concept. Only 7, 000 cars were sold during its run so its somewhat rare. This beautiful door combo all comes together to make a luxury sports car that is a convertible and comes with a hardtop. Year-round enjoyment is what it sounds like to me.