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19,244 mile 1989 TC for sale


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I work for a large automotive wholesale operation in Michigan and I just received this vehicle to sell for a relative of the owner. Since neither of us know what something like this is worth, I started doing research and found this site.

I do not have the complete story yet, but here is what I know. The car was in storage for several years and when the owner passed away the wife or daughter got the car out of storage put new tires on it and drove it sparingly for the last two years. The miles are accurate and the car looks like a 19,000 mile car should. The dash plaque reads #89 of 1272. It has the 200hp Maserati turbo engine with the 5-speed manual. The A/C compressor is frozen up and the drivers power seat is not moving front to back. The hardtop is on the car and I have not removed it to check the operation of the soft top at this time.

What should this car be worth? and are any of you interested?

My e-mail is everhart71@yahoo.com

My cell number is (248)933-1776

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That sounds like one very nice car <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> It is tough to put a 'value' on the TC's (or any niche car for that matter) I think you would find most members on this list believe the cars are 'worth' much more than the current selling prices. You do have a few things working in your favor though, fewer 16V DOHC cars were produced than the other two engine choices and are very sought after. Also it sounds like the condition as well as the miles are very favorable. Often the best bet for exposure is Ebay but the best prices for the really good cars are fetched by advertising in the TC Club of America newsletter.

Good luck, I hope someone gets it who will appreciate it.

Alan

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The dealership I work for is Nationwide Auto Exchange. We are located at 9990 Highland Road in Hartland, MI. We are in between Ann Arbor and Flint at US-23 and M-59. Our number is 1-800-875-6800

My name is Eric Everhart, please ask for me.

The drivers seat is now working properly and we are in the process of repairing the A/C compressor.

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I hereby publicly apologize. Your first post sure sounded like an internet scammer. The fire alarm went off when you said it had a numbered plaque. I didn't think any TC's had a dash plaque. Maybe a vanity plate the owner had made. You are listed on the internet and your name is listed with the company. My apologies again. In the words of John Cleves in Faulty Towers, "I hereby publicly apologize and regret any embarassment I have brought upon myself!" <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />

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I understand your concern. I have done with several low mileage collectable vehicles in the past and I have come to expect a certain amount of doubt when working through the internet.

The color is yellow with a tan interior. The plaque I refered to sets in front of the shifter and reads "Made in Italy expressly for Louie and Susan Baird 89-1272 by Chrylser Motors. The owners name and production number is engraved into the plaque. After thinking about it, I am not sure if this means the production number is 89 of 1272 or if it is number 1272 of the 89 model year. The last six of the vin read 203922.

I have been unable to locate our digital camera (it tends to get "borrowed"), but I when I do I will post some photos to give you a better idea of the fantastic condition this vehicle is in.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> In the words of John Cleves in Faulty Towers, "I hereby publicly apologize and regret any embarassment I have brought upon myself!" <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> </div></div>

Hey Wil, time to apologize to John "Cleese" also...! <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />

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