I was 2nd owner. Bought in '83. Took 6 months to build in my garage. I did all the head, engine trans and rear end myself. Suspension was done at a specialty shop. In '85 the car got totaled by a distracted driver t-boning me in the middle of an intersection sending me into a steel traffic/street light pole at 50 mph. Sprained knee and concussion. My then gf had 7 stitches along left hairline.
1979 Chrysler Cordoba (Black)
444 B-block stroker. 648 R.W.H. Ported and polished 346 heads, ISKY cam .625 solid roller, Pete Jackson quiet indexable gear drive, TeamG painted 360* intake, 750 Holley DP secondaries up-jetted. 12.5:1 TRW pistons. Forged HEMI rods, 1972 NASCAR style Blackjack Headers 1 7/8 anti-reversion primaries w/3" full duals, 727 trans, Fairbanks rev man valvebody, 3200 stall, HEMI Kevlar bands, 8 3/4 rear w/3.91 Richmod gearset. Police WIG-WAGS 2 fog 2 driving light sets behind grill.
Removable pass dash false wood face trim hiding full digital gauges: oil temp/pres, trans temp, L/R header temp. water temp. For turning on the Wig_wag, driving and fog lights I used and relocated: factory R/W defog, elect ant and alarm switches from cars I found in the junkyard. Rear seats were gutted and I used just the covers over chicken wire. The back seat was NOT useable.
This car is a sleeper and was purposely built that way. Stock appearing grill actually it's articulated. Large slats close flush using electric headlight cover motor
Glove compartment hidden Alpine. 1500 trunk mounted amp. 8 speakers
1/2 ton Ram coils (FR) leafs (RR) sut and dearched to ride 1.5" below Cordoba ride height. Koni 90/10 from, Monroe H.D. rear shocks, adjustable MOPAR Perf pinion snubber.
Wheel and Tire
15X8 (FR) 15X10 (RR) Chrome Reverse rims (off of Lil Red Express Truck) BFG Radial T/A 225/60 F 265/50 R blackwall. Stock Hubcaps with threaded stud to hold onto stems on spindle and axle for winter use off in the spring-fall.