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This is a turn key race ready race car with the exception of needing new tires, as the current ones are out of date and would not be accepted at any event.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




Redline lubes


Flow Kooler






BHJ harmonic balancer

Ron Davis





FFI suspension parts

Build vid #1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY2Fqwf-cjw

Build vid #2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYq_xJCFogM&t=75s

ZERO drive until paid for. 

To be paid in Cash or Bank transfer during week during my bank’s open hours.

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