Cordoba Convertible

J Body General Discussion

  1. johnnyride

    johnnyride Well-Known Member

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    My parts LS is an 82. I believe they stopped the red/white/blue bars in 1981.

    The original LS was a 300. I actually have a 300 nose from 1980 with the 300 medallion emblem but it's a mess. I suppose I could make a new one using a 300 wheel emblem.

    I did buy nos stuff from Marty, so I may clone the 300 totally even with the medallions/bars. I will have to figure out where to put the RWB bars because the placement is on the lower C-pillar which I no longer have on my convertible.
     
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    I have never heard of or seen a 80 300! I always wondered why it wasn't called a 300 in 80, It surly had all the markings! Wonder why they switched it to LS? Still want to see pictures of the finished convert with white interior and LS nose. Also any pictures or adds for a 80 300, one of the nose you have with the 300 emblem, Is it the same as 79?
     
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    The text below us from:
    Chrysler 300 non-letter series - Wikipedia
    1979
    The 300 name returned to the Chrysler line in the spring of 1979; this time based on the Cordoba coupe. The 300 was a $2,040 option package featuring special emblems and traditional "cross-hair" 300-style grille. It was available in Spinnaker White (perhaps 30 were painted Rallye Red) with a red-leather interior and red pin stripes. The model came with the code E58 195 hp (145 kW; 198 PS) 360 cu in (5.9 L) V8, featuring a four-barrel carburetor, a performance camshaft, and dual exhausts. Other features included police-spec suspension with 15"x7" wheels, heavy duty torsion bars/leaf springs/shocks, front and rear sway bars, and a 3.23 rear gear ratio. The deteriorating U.S. domestic economic conditions that led to the early 1980s recession reflected in low demand and less than 2,900 were built.
    The 300 model was planned for the 1980 model year using the new 2nd-generation Cordoba (based on the downsized Chrysler J platform), but was instead called the "LS".



    They made a few ’80 300’s, then stopped. There is data in the parts books about them, and I have seen one (same color scheme as the ’79) in Tulsa.
    As to how many were made, IDK (can’t be many).
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    Very interesting, I should have kept my 79 300 Ttops, 72 Town+Country and 78 Town+country, why cant we have them all!! Still have my 81 Imp Frank Sinatra sun roof though!!

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    Some custom Imperials
     
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    Love the skirts! looks like Ttops too, Looks like they used a Cordoba shell what with the quarter windows. Somebody sure did some extensive well done work, looks like rust is invading though. Wonder how much and if its still available? An Imperial muscle car, seems to work here!

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    There weren't many 300s made in 1980. The nose I have that had the 300 emblem is white. I believe many (if not all) were white.
     
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    BudW Moderator Staff Member

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    The ’79 300’s were all white cars with red interior.
    I would “assume” the few ‘80’s would be the same. The ’80 300 I saw was white (but don’t remember the interior color).
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    Sure would love to see some pictures of a 80 300, read in the 80 Chrysler cars review above, a E58 360 could even be had, that would be one rare 80 300!!

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    Some Allpar info on the 1980 300.
     
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    Wow now that's rare!!
     
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    Here's a picture of a front-end I bought that came off of a 1980 300.

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    Yes the 300 emblem appears to be the same size as the 79 grill emblem but is missing the Chrysler Limited Edition around the outer boarder, It appears to be a wheel emblem like you said you could use. what is the rusty horizontal bar underneath the emblem for? thanks for the picture but still would like to see literature or a picture of a whole 80 300. These were both my cars but sadly I sold them both!

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