Publish date: 2016-11-01 10:55:51
This black beauty 1975 Chrysler Cordoba looks excellent and has just around 55,000 miles on its odometer. It can be found in Ankeny, Iowa and is currently being listed for sale on Craigslist with an asking price of only $5,000.
From every angle, the car looks perfect and it features the desirable round-headlight. According to its listing, this Cordoba is all-original and has no rust. It features a stunning black finish with maroon interior.
Even the trunk looks perfect. Except for the very rare Cordoba trim package that was an option for the 1970 Chrysler Newport hardtop, the popular Cordoba was built from 1975 to 1983. The 1975 to 1977 model years are probably the most famous known for their round headlights. The rectangular headlights replaced the round ones in 1978. For the 1980 year model, it went for the smaller J-platform and had the same style as the Dodge Mirada. It did another restyle in 1981 that looked like the Imperial.
Unfortunately, this Cordoba no longer has the luxurious “soft Corinthian leather” but aside from that, the interior still looks amazing. And like most cars from the mid-70s, this car lacks the performance parts that would’ve made this a perfect classic ride. Being a luxury car, this Cordoba is fitted with comfort parts such as the AC that still blows cold air and the 8-track player that still functions well.
Looking under the hood, the engine bay looks complete and very solid. It features a 2-valve/cylinder 2-barrel 5.9L 360 ci V8 engine that could produce about 170 horsepower. That’s the power you’d expect for a mid-70s car, even for a 2-ton car. Although the Cordoba was never really intended to be on the drag strip. It is a personal luxury car best for evening drives and parties. It is Chrysler’s first car that was specifically built for the personal luxury market and it is also Chrysler’s first car that is smaller than full-sized.
Over 150,000 Chrysler Cordoba were sold in 1975, and probably just a handful of them are still left. This one is probably one of the most preserved examples out there. But even for a very original and well-preserved example, cars from the mid-70s to the early 1980s are not really valued today which is explains the very low price. Due to its originality and pristine condition, it’s a great addition to a classic car collection.
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