This car epitomizes the term "orphan,"
but, like the little redhead with the
big voice who had a broadway play named
for her, it is loveable. Many people
with some familiarity with the TC by
Maserati believe it is a chopped
LeBaron, but the truth is the LeBaron
is a stretched TC.
Many of the styling cues found on the
early 90's Lebarons are based on the
TC, but the TC was designed and built
at the Maserati factory in Italy. It
is not an exotic sports car. it is an
enjoyable touring car that is an
excellent daily driver.
The integration of the Maserati and
Chrysler symbols is great. While most
of the cars were sold on the West
Coast, it is a great cold weather car
because it has the fiberglass hardtop
and that easy to drop canvas top for
the couple of sunny days we get in the
WOW! This little car is fantastic! It's
full of little features that make
driving it a big pleasure. The only
downside to the design is that it sits
low enough that most headlights are in
your eyes at night. Gets lots of looks
even with the hardtop on it, the
porthole windows really set it off. Mine
has only 39,000 miles and drives like
new. Top down is a driving thrill.
The hardshell boot cover flips up to
stow the softtop and gives a clean
appearance when closed.