Saturday, January 26, 2019

Where's The Corinthian Leather? 1976 Chrysler Cordoba Racer

This next car is something of an oddity.  I love the concept of a malaise era cruiser turned into a high speed road racer or Silver State Classic runner...but I'm not sure if I'd have removed all of that rich Corinthian leather. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that whatever anemic smog restricted V8 is long gone and this thing has a 600 horsepower Mopar 400 big block stuffed under the yellow hood...but...I think it needs an 8-track and a chandelier or something to class it up a bit. Find this 1976 Chrysler Cordoba offered for $20,000 in Emmett, ID via craigslist. Tip from Johnny Bouncewell.

From the seller:
1976 Chrysler Cordoba 
fuel: gas 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 

This is a turn key race ready race car with the exception of needing new tires, as the current ones are out of date and would not be accepted at any event.

**** WITH LESS THAN 500 MILES ON THE WHOLE PACKAGE, this is basically a fresh car with all the bugs worked out.****

Street Legal in Idaho with clear title, Licensed, not presently insured.
Originally built as an Unlimited Open Road Racing car, it also takes to longer and faster pavement hillclimbs with glee ! A real fun car that is very stable at speed.
Teched for 205 mph in 2010 by MKM (Mojave Mile)
This is NOT a closed course racing car as it needs more braking upgrades and different transmission for that. However, 'the YELLA BRICK' is Ideal for:
- Silver State Classic
- Silver State Challenge
- Big Bend Open Road Challenge
- Sand Hills Open Road Challenge
- Virginia City Hillclimb
- Central City Hillclimb
- Pikes Peak Hillclimb
- Bonneville Salt Flats
- El Mirage Dry Lake

This is not a show car that races , but a race car that shows pretty well. The original build was in 2005 -2006 and is well documented with photos of the complete build and throughout the following years to present. The paint is the original VALSPAR 'Support the Troops' YELLA laid on in 2006, graphics are all vinyl and can be removed if desired.
Body is all steel and she weighs 4,100 lbs. dry w/o driver or full tank of 110 octane fuel.
- 600 horse 400 big block Mopar NA 12:1 CR
- 383 crank
- Dual snorkel forced air intake through headlight openings
- Engine oil cooler
- Dual cooling fans
- Hooker Super Comps
- 3" from collectors back, 'X' pipe Race mufflers/turn downs or straight through to rear bumper
- 833 O.D. 4 speed Mopar transmission
- Hydraulic clutch actuation
- 8 ¾ Mopar rear end 3.23 with Sure Grip
- Leaf spring rear suspension with poly pivots
- 11" X 2 ½" drums
- Stock design front suspension with poly pivots, large torsion bars, and HD anti sway bar
- 11" rotors and stock calipers
- 17' X 9' Chrome steel Cragers both ends
- Toyo Proxes R888 275/40 ZR17 98W both ends with 2013 mfg date
- Manual Mopar steering box (rebuilt 2016)
- Full racing roll cage based around .134" X 2" main hoop, halo, and front down bars.
- Polycarbonite windshield and side windows. Glass rear window
- 2 Kirkey aluminum race seats - driver 18" / navigator 21"
- Simpson 5 point harnesses with sternum straps
- 24 gallon Fuel Safe bladder fuel cell
- On board pressurized fire suppression system
- Rear end cooler, circulating pump, and ducting
- Analog gauges with tattle tail tach and FAST Air Fuel meter for both banks
- Mopar Performance
- Holley
- Edelbrock
- Redline lubes
- Moroso
- Flow Kooler
- Simpson
- Autometer
- Milodon
- Hurst
- Kirkey
- BHJ harmonic balancer
- Ron Davis
- Lakewood
- Centerforce
- FFI suspension parts

Build vid #1

Build vid #2

ZERO drive until paid for. 
To be paid in Cash or Bank transfer during week during my bank's open hours.

See a better way to drive a Montalbomer?


  1. Vinyl halfroof would help the pseudo opera window look...

  2. Replies
    1. I read this and I thought, what brand is Gonahhhh....oh. Yup.

  3. Strange, I suddenly have a strong desire to visit Emmett, Idaho with a briefcase full of cash.

    If only every last malaise era land yacht were converted into a salt flat missile...

  4. I hadn't seen one of these in years and yesterday drove past a mostly stock green one that didn't look too bad.


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