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1989 Maserati TC Parts Car For Sale 64k Miles


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I just joined, but have had several TCs over the years, one 5 speed and a handful of automatics. I bought this one sight unseen and unfortunately the seller was a little less then honest about it when he told me what to expect. O well, live and learn right? Anyways, the 64k miles are supposedly original. The car was supposed to start with a jump and shift fine, the brakes were described as problematic, needing a master. I assume the brakes are no good, but that would require it starting. I was disgusted when I bought it weeks ago, but finally tried to jump it today, sounds like the starter is not engaging. I could have overlooked a lot of this, but the rockers do have some rust on them, and there is one tear in the left hand dog leg area. The vehicle is pretty complete though, and could be either a restoration project, or a parts car. Lots of usable stuff, and it still has the original umbrella. Floor mats are pretty clean, rest of the interior shows the usual signs of wear. I would love to get rid of it in one shot, rather than have to take it all apart myself and sell it off bit by bit. I have more into it, but hopefully somebody can use it for $1000. Thanks, Matt mjcarr90@gmail.com or 508-865-five one two four The car is located in Central Massachusetts.

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Take heart and take a small hammer with you, run the shift lever through the gears a couple of times, give the starter a couple of raps with the hammer and try starting again. The dash looks bad, but it's an easy $5 upholstry fix so go back a couple of posting pages and find [Face lift for the wrinkled dash] seat switch mounting looks like your toughest interrior repair, bit of a catch 22. Need to remove seats to remove counsel, need to move seats to remove bolts, moving seats can be done with jumper cables but it's a pain in the ---. Brigh side, burgandy is a great color leather dye to work with, does the seats and your carpet too. Brakes are same set up as Jags to 95-6 go back a few more posting pages for models. Used Jag brake pump 1/3 price for same used part from TC.

I like the look of the double burgandy TC and if you weren't so darn far away I'd come and steal it from you. Massachusetts to Minnesota is way to far to transport a car that might need a transplant. So try hitting the starter moter with a hammer, if it starts and runs you might change your mind about selling.

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I will try and see if I can get it running tomorrow, since today we're getting inundated with snow. Yesterday I barely had the time to go out and try to jump it, but tapping the starter was my next course of action. I'll let you know what happens. Last car I brought back from Minnesota was a 1974 Saab Sonett, a few years back it ran about $600. That was another great, not as described. Although for that one I flew out to look at it and was able to renegotiate due to rust again unfortunately.

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I will try and see if I can get it running tomorrow, since today we're getting inundated with snow. Yesterday I barely had the time to go out and try to jump it, but tapping the starter was my next course of action. I'll let you know what happens. Last car I brought back from Minnesota was a 1974 Saab Sonett, a few years back it ran about $600. That was another great, not as described. Although for that one I flew out to look at it and was able to renegotiate due to rust again unfortunately.

That's your problem - low battery. A jump is no replacement for a good battery. Low batteries will destroy the armature in the starter. That can be repaired (here in Georgia) for about $65.

John

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