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1976 Chrysler Cordoba. 40,904 Orig Miles. Lifelong California Car. Redlands, CA.

40,904 MILEAGE
Gasoline FUEL

1976 Chrysler Cordoba Description:

1976 Chrysler Cordoba.
40,904 Miles. Lifelong S. California Car.
Runs/Drives Great.

For sale is a 1976 Chrysler Cordoba with only 40,904 original miles. This car has been in the Inland Empire of Southern California (San Bernardino and Redlands) its entire life. The Inland Empire is an arid desert-like climate. I am the second owner and purchased the car nearly 3 years ago. I have only used the car for less than 1,000 miles. The original owner was a gentleman in his 90s who had special ordered it for his retirement years. When I purchased it in 2015, the car had been in storage for 15 years. I had to put quite a bit of money into it to replace seals, flush the fuel system, rebuild the carburetor, and more (discussed later). The car now is in excellent drivable condition and it passed the CA smog inspection a few years ago. I always put premium fuel in it. I believe the mileage to be accurate because of the owner provenance and representations, the doors don’t sag, the pedals are super clean and not worn, the original windshield isn’t pitted or faded, the engine does not smoke and the valves are very clean (as seen through the fuel filler cap).

I have decoded the tag under the hood as follows:
S Chrysler Cordoba
S Special Order
22 2 Door Special Coupe
J 360 CI V8 (5.9L) with 4BBL Carburetor
6 Year 1976
R Built in Windsor, Ontario
N88 TorqueFlite Automatic
N95 California Emissions
P31 Power Windows
P41 Power Door Locks
S62 Tilt Steering Wheel
F11 50 Amp
H51 Air Conditioning with Heater
J52 Inside Hood Release
M25 Wide Sill Moldings
B12 Front Disc Brakes
C57 60/40 Split Bench Seat with Recline
C97 Trunk Dress Up Package

The car is a true survivor—it has its original paint, drivetrain, glass, and interior. It has never been smoked in and the ashtray is pristine (no residue). Everything works except for the clock, lighter, electric locks, cruise control, and 8 track player (but the AM/FM does work). The original paint is not perfect but it has held up extremely well over the years. There are a few minor dings and scratches (these can be seen in the photos). The passenger wheel-well chrome trim is missing and so is the rear ‘Cordoba’ badge (these are easy parts to source at a salvage yardI never got around to it). The radial-ply tires have a few thousand miles life left in them but they are older and should be replaced. The power steering and power brakes don’t squeak and work great. The belts are all good. The interior has been thoroughly cleaned and is very presentable. The dash pad and headliner are all undamaged (no tears or cracks). The ashtray trim does have a chip out of the bottom of it. All of the interior courtesy light lenses have been replaced and are undamaged. However, the velour seats are showing their age. The top of the rear seats and the side of the passenger seat are sun-bleached. The passenger seat also has a tear in it from where the sun hit it the most. Other areas of the velour are thinning but it is all very clean and comfortable.

As mentioned earlier, I did put several thousand dollars of repairs into the car because it had been sitting so long. All of the following work has been done in the last 500 miles:

-The fuel tank and lines were flushed and cleaned. The fuel filter, fuel sender, and fuel filler gasket were all replaced.
-Transmission rebuilt (gaskets dried out) with a new torque converter.
-The original A/C was updated to R134 and just serviced.
-The original 4 barrel carburetor was rebuilt.
-The shocks were replaced at all 4 wheels.
-The engine oil, transmission oil, and coolant were all replaced.
-The ignition module, spark plugs, plug wires, and distributor were all replaced.
-The wheels were aligned.

The car has a clear California title and both of its original blue California license plates (the front mounting bracket is in the trunk). The original landau top is in amazing condition for its age; it looks like it is only a few years old. All of the lights and gauges work. The windows and driver’s seat are powered and all work great. It starts easily even when cold. The chrome is not perfect but it is very shiny and presentable. There is no notable rust to mention but there are some small spots of minor surface rust under the hood as can be expected of any car this age. The original full size spare tire and jack are in the trunk and the car also comes with its original owner’s manual and a sales brochure.

I love this car and it is really fun cruiser to drive. I get compliments about it frequently and I think 70s cars are just starting to appreciate amongst collectors. But I have 2 other project cars and I don’t have the space for this big (215.3”) car any longer.

Selling as local pickup only but I’m happy to coordinate with your shipper if you live out of the area.


Item location:Redlands, California, United States
Color:Off White
Interior color:Brown
Drive type:RWD
Drive side:Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clear