1975 Chrysler Cordoba 5.9 2bb 360ci engine
I love my car and it is well worth the trouble to own and maintain
Replaced dual horns.
Exhaust from cat back.
Fuel sender in tank.
I bought the car after it had been sitting for over 25 years. A real garage cream puff that had not run since the 1990s. The engine turned and just needed to be cleaned up.
I knew that some things would have to be addressed in order to get it up and running. The body is perfect as well as the interior. Still had all of the original parts and had no modifications.
I replaced the carburetor to a Holley 2BB like the original, just to replace as the original was crappy and it was easier just to get a new one. I also replaced the radiator, battery of course, new pipe and muffler from cat back, new fuel sender in the tank, valve gaskets, new fuel pump (mechanical), new dual horns (nos '74 mopar ones from Charger).
The springs in the back were soft, so I got assist coil shocks to re-lift... worked well and gave me a stiffer ride and about 1 to 1.5 inches of lift.
All in all I love the ride and the way it floats down the road. Very smooth, a bit of soft steering but you get over it. I had a 1977 in HS in the 80s, and wanted another one to tool around in. This is a 360 5.9 engine. Very responsive, no lean burn... my 1977 had one with a 400, nothing but trouble. I wanted this year because it was still built like the 1974 models without lean burn. Good off the line, but great for cruising. Gets OK gas for a large car, and still gets its share of attention even though it is really not a "muscle" car. I only drive it seasonally when it is dry and nice. A bit cold blooded, but after they warm up, watch out!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th July, 2017
26th Jul 2017, 20:43
You're right -- it's not a muscle car, but a personal luxury coupe.
30th Jul 2017, 17:06
I do like the luxury aspect of it though. Compared to the other offerings in 1975, IMO this was the sharpest, smoothest, and down right nicest looking car in this category. I think that the Monte (the car that Chrysler carboned into the Cordoba) looked too done fender wise and under done interior wise. I always thought that Monte interiors looked cheap compared to their body. The Grand Prix and the Cutlass didn't bring too much either, more like second verse, same as the first in styling that really didn't look different from 1974 models and was becoming tired. The Cordoba's styling at least was a fresh look at an established idea for this market. Of course this is my opinion, but Chrysler did make a fine looking car... only if they could have been a little more conscientious about build quality.