YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:00 am, August 5, 2013
Met of lot of interesting folks yesterday at the Buffalo History Museum’s Antique & Classic Car Show (the 1st annual, they’re telling us). One of them was Bob Annis of West Seneca, proud owner for the past 16 years of Chrysler’s TC by Maserati, from 1989. Although a rather awkward name, it’s a beautiful car; just don’t let anyone tell you it’s another K-Car derivative. Yes, there’s a definite family resemblance, especially to the LeBaron ragtop, but the TC was built in Milan mostly by hand under the watchful eye of Maserati, which helped account for its $33,000 list price (a four-seat LeBaron convertible could be had for as little as $14,000 — maybe not as refined, but from from a block away most people couldn’t tell the difference). If you look carefully at the above photo, you’ll see Bob sitting there under the Schmidt’s Beer umbrella. He told me the umbrella’s even older than the car — nice touch! It is also a big hit at the car shows. Which gives you an idea of the clientele that attends these things. Like, moi. Here’s a link to a 1990 TC brochure.
Jim Corbran, You Auto Know