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Cars > Challenges > “OLD CHRYSLERS NEVER DIE THEY JUST GO FASTER” Vs “Chris”

 

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Longmont, Colorado
United States

 

1976 Chrysler. Cordoba. R/T

“OLD CHRYSLERS NEVER DIE THEY JUST GO FASTER”

1972 Mercury Cougar XR7

“Chris”

 
Photo of: 1976 Chrysler. Cordoba.
Photo of: 1972 Mercury Cougar
 

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About “OLD CHRYSLERS NEVER DIE THEY JUST GO FASTER”

This is my 76 Chrysler 440 R/T Cordoba With 727 trans and 8.25 rear
This 1969 440 is 30 over has 10 to 1 .1 Compresion 6 pack cam Edelbrock Performer intake H.P Manifolds APR connecting rod bolts Mallory Unilite distributor and its Balanced
and has 6000 miles on Her And She Has a new Holley 750 vac carb. Jacobs high performance ignition ACCEL Ultra Coil ACCEL 300 + 8.8 wires.

this engine stock makes 375 hp 480 fpq
just added the new 391 gears

This Cordoba Has The OEM Tack




THIS CORDOBA IS 35 YEARS OLD TURN KEY DRIVER
TAKE A LOOK AT MY PICS I THINK 49 OF THEM LOL THIS CAR IS MY CAR AND ALL PICS ARE OF MY CORDOBA

About “Chris”

This photo was at the Cougar National Convention in Dallas Texas in 2006. It won it's class and was featured as November on the National Calendar. Obviously before the 429 and Hood Scoop & Ram Air (with the 351 Cleveland, FMX)
How it was aquired:
We had a christmas budget and have 4 daughters and bought them all motorcycles for christmas but I had seen this Cougar and my wife had also. One day she said, that's the most beautiful car I've ever seen. So I sneakingly stopped one day and asked the fellow what he wanted for it and it was way beyond my means at the time. He said well, make an offer so I made a very small standing offer and he laughed. 2 days before Christmas he had to have cash so I was scrambling. I aquired it and gave it to my wife for Christmas. (hence the name Chris)Since then we've painted it and built the 429 for it. http://www.yo...v=z0AQCT14Edo . This is a real old school muscle car. This car weighs 3,760# with the 429 wet.

 

Specs for “OLD CHRYSLERS NEVER DIE THEY JUST GO FASTER”

Also the name of a city in Spain, Cordoba was the name given to an intermediate personal luxury coupe sold by the Chrysler Corporation in North America from 1975 until 1983. The Cordoba was Chrysler's first model produced specifically for the personal luxury market and the original Chrysler branded vehicle that was less than full-size. While other up-market brands were expanding into smaller vehicles in the early 1960's with such models as the Buick Skylark and the Mercury Comet, the Chrysler Company adamantly and very publicly declared that Chrysler vehicles would never get any smaller. (This statement was dismissed within 15 years.).

The Cordoba's emblem was a stylized version of the Argentine Cordoba coin, rather than after the name of the city in Spain. The implication of the emblem was Hispanic, and this theme continued to be carried out with baroque trim on the interior, and using Ricardo Montalban, Mexican movie star, as the vehicles advertising spokesman.

Becoming one of Chrysler's very few genuine hits of the 1970s, the Cordoba was popular while the Chrysler Company itself teetered on bankruptcy. Production itself was over 150,000 annually though and the demand actually exceeded supply for its first couple of years. Nearly half of the Chrysler division production during this period was made up of Cordoba's.

Originally introduced in 1975 as an upscale personal luxury vehicle, the Chrysler Cordoba did well in the personal luxury market at the time that was large and growing. The Cordoba was a twin of the formalized Dodge Charger SE. Considered to be one of Chrysler's better efforts, the Cordoba was sleek, well proportioned and very graceful. Priced to compete with the Chevy Monte Carlo, the Ford Elite and the amazingly successful Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme..

Specs for “Chris”

.0-60 @ 5 sec. 1/4 mile ? Dyno'd at 472hp, 501 torque @ 5,200' altitude

 

Factory Options for “OLD CHRYSLERS NEVER DIE THEY JUST GO FASTER”

The Cordoba came with Air, Bucket Seats, Road Wheels Shore/Grip Rear.

Factory Options for “Chris”

XR7 Package, Convertible, one of 1,929 total made, leather buckets, p/s, p/b, a/c, am/fm/8 track, This is a very rare car.

 

Mods for “OLD CHRYSLERS NEVER DIE THEY JUST GO FASTER”

1969 440 is 30 over has 10 to 1 .1 Compresion 6 pack cam Edelbrock Performer intake H.P Manifolds Mallory Unilite distributor and its Balanced APR connecting rod bolts 906 big valves heads March Performance brackets alternator and power steering 727 trans with motive 391 rear.

Mods for “Chris”

429 Ford engine out of a 68 T-bird.(which stock was 390 hp) rebuilt with high comp pistons, ported, polished heads, crane roller cam with roller rockers, 750 Holley, Edelbrock med rise manifold, Ram Air, full length Hooker Headers, 3" exhaust with H-pipe, C6 trans with extra clutches and shift kit. Dyno'd at 472HP. Tons of torque, Will run 150+ with 2.73 gears, Cragar SS wheels, 10 disc cd, 1100 watt stereo,

 

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Cover photo of the cruise album
the cruise
Photos: 10
Cover photo of pics of the cordoba album
pics of the cordoba
Photos: 9
 

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Cover photo of 1972 Cougar album
1972 Cougar
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