1975-1979 Chrysler Cordoba Prices and Specifications

One of Chrysler Corporation's few successes in the 1970s was the Chrysler Cordoba personal-luxury coupe. Although the Cordoba's success was fleeting, it perfectly captured the spirit of the late 1970s. Here are the specifications for the 1975-1979 Chrysler Cordoba:

By the time this 1979 Cordoba came out, buyers were looking for smaller, sleeker models.
By the time this 1979 Cordoba came out, buyers
were looking for smaller, sleeker models.

1975 Chrysler Cordoba Models, Prices, Production

Model
Weight
Price
Production
22 Coupe
3,975
$5,072
150,105

1976 Chrysler Cordoba Models, Prices, Production

Model
Weight
Price
Production
22 Coupe
4,130
$5,392
120,462

1977 Chrysler Cordoba Models, Prices, Production

Model
Weight
Price
Production
SP22 Coupe
NA
$5,368
183,146*
SS22 Coupe
4,045
$5,418
*

*Combined production numbers

1978 Chrysler Cordoba Models, Prices, Production

Model
Weight
Price
Production
SS22 Coupe
4,020
$5,811
124,825*
SS22 "S" Coupe
NA
$5,611
*

*Combined production numbers. The Standard Catalog of American Cars 1976-1986 reports that the 1978 "S" model accounted for 7.7 percent of total Cordoba production, or about 8,700 units.

1979 Chrysler Cordoba Models, Prices, Production

Model
Weight
Price
Production
SS22 Coupe
3,680
$6,337
84,204
SP22 "300" Coupe
3,880
$8,034
3,811**

**The "300" was officially a package option.

1978 Chrysler Cordoba Specifications

General

Base price
$5,611-$5,811
Wheelbase, inches
114.9
Overall length, inches
215.8
Overall width, inches
77.1
Overall height, inches
53.1
Track, front/rear, inches
61.9/62.0
Curb weight, pounds
4,020
Fuel tank, gallons
25.5
Trunk, cubic feet
16.3 with standard Space Saver spare tire; 14.7 with full-size spare

Interior

Head room, front, inches
37.7
Leg room, front, inches
42.6
Hip room, front, inches
55.8
Shoulder room, front, inches
58.0
Head room, rear, inches
36.6
Leg room, rear, inches
32.1
Hip room, rear, inches
57.0
Shoulder room, rear, inches
61.0

Body
unit-body "Unibody" construction with more than 4,000 welds plus 7-step rust and corrosion protection

Engine (standard Cordoba)

Type
ohv 90-degree V-8
Bore × stroke, inches
4.34 × 3.38
Displacement, cid
400.0
Horsepower @ rpm
190 @ 3,600
Torque (pounds/feet) @ rpm
305 @ 3,200
Compression ratio
8.2:1
Carburetor
4-bbl Carter

Engine (optional, standard Cordoba S)

Type ohv 90-degree V-8
Bore × stroke, inches 4.00 × 3.58
Displacement, cid 360.0
Horsepower @ rpm 155 @ 3,600
Torque (pounds/feet) @ rpm 270 @ 2,400
Compression ratio 8.4:1
Carburetor 2-bbl Holley
California/high-altitude
4-bbl, 170 bhp

Engine (optional)

Type ohv 90-degree V-8
Bore × stroke, inches 3.91 × 3.31
Displacement, cid 318.0
Horsepower @ rpm 140 @ 4,000
Torque (pounds/feet) @ rpm 245 @ 1,600
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Carburetor 2-bbl Carter or Holley
Optional
4-bbl, 155 bhp

Transmission
TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic with lock-up torque converter

Suspension

front
torsion bars, calibrated shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
rear
asymmetrical leaf springs, oval spring-eye bushings, rubber-isolated clamps, calibrated shock absorbers, anti-roll bar

Steering
power; 3.5 turns lock-to-lock

Brakes
power, front disc, 10 × 21/2-inch self-adjusting rear drums, split hydraulic system

Rear axle ratios

400 V-8
2.4:1 or 2.7:1
360 V-8
2.7:1 or 3.2:1
318 V-8
2.7:1; optional Sure-Grip differential ratios the same

Electrical system
12-volt; 60-amp alternator; 325-amp (318 V-8) or 440-amp (360 and 400 V-8) battery; Electronic Lean Burn Ignition System; transistorized voltage regulator

Tires

standard
FR78-15 (318 and 360 V-8) or GR78-15 (400 V-8) glass-belted radial-ply
optional
GR60-15 aramid-belted radial-ply, GR78-15 steel-belted radial-ply, HR78-15 steel-belted radial-ply

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