Posted on Sunday just in time for Malaise Monday is this 82K mile we found here on Craigslist in Rockville Centre, New York for the asking price of $6,750 by the private seller. The NADA Classic, Collectible, Exotic, and Muscle Car Appraisal Guide lists the high average value as $2,200. Surprisingly, there is very limited pricing information for recent sales on Cordobas (in fact, the only example on Bringatrailer went unsold at $2,000!) so we hope you and the seller are able to come to a fair deal.
By the mid-seventies, personal luxury two-door coupes dominated the driveways and highways of suburban America. Hoping to cash in on the trend, Chrysler introduced the Cordoba in 1975 to compete with the Pontiac Grand Prix, Oldsmobile Cutlass, Buick Regal, and Ford Thunderbird. The first generation Cordoba produced from 1975-1979 was a bright spot for Chrysler, with over 150,000 examples sold in its first year and solid sales following the production run. Unfortunately, by 1979 Chrysler was fighting for survival as the Cordoba and most of its other offerings were large gas guzzlers that consumers were starting to shy away from from.
The private seller of the 82K mile 1979 example presented here claims “this is an original time capsule and great car you can cruise in, take to shows, and drive anywhere. The seller states that both the paint and interior are mostly original. Based on the pictures he provides, it also appears rust free.
We love this example does not have the “Rich Corinthian Leather” that Ricardo Montalbán used to rave about in the commercials for these cars. Rather, is a patterned cloth that presents in excellent condition. The driver’s side split bench is power adjustable that the seller states is very comfortable. This Cordoba also features working air conditioning and its original factory AM/FM/cassette radio.
The private seller also states his car has always been garaged and has been well maintained with a fresh set of brakes and a tune-up. The power train features the original 360 cubic inch V8 backed by a TorqueFlite three-speed column shifted automatic transmission. The owner also provides pictures highlighting the great condition of the half-vinyl roof and opera lights that were very common on these models.
The owner states, “you can just get in and drive it.” We imagine doing that would be a fun throwback to take this Cordoba out on the highway to enjoy the soft ride and disconnected handling as you travel to your local car show to display this classic personal luxury coupe. Good luck with the purchase!