You might not think of Chrysler as a car company with grand aspirations to style, but you would be wrong. In the early 1980s, Lee Iacocca struck up a friendship with the man who would become the head of Maserati. They signed a pact to collaborate on a sport coupe, which was finally released to market in 1989.
The Chrysler TC by Maserati featured a Chrysler engine on a Maserati body, which some dubbed “taking the worst from each partner.” The Chrysler TC convertible top was one of the car’s few genuine selling points, as the car was designed to allow access to the trunk even when the top was down.
Chrysler and Maserati projected sales figures of 5,000-10,000 cars per year. Sadly, the Chrysler TC hard top was abandoned after only three production years, with less than 10,000 cars built in total.
The last convertible Chrysler TC by Maserati rolled off the dealer lot in 1991, and between the model’s age and the small numbers built, it has garnered a small but loyal fan base. The Chrysler TC is truly a collectible car, as so few were made, and so many were lost over the years thanks to owners who did not appreciate them.
Once considered one of Chrysler’s worst mistakes, the Chrysler TC now has a decidedly retro air. Finding replacement parts can be difficult for such a small-run, older car. But if you need a replacement Chrysler Maserati TC convertible top, we offer several different combinations of color and fabric for any budget.