How about some love for the Dodge Mirada…
This is a car I had completely forgotten about.
(Like most people I guess)
I was only made from 1980 to 1984. It replaced the Dodge Magnum. So it was basically a second generation Magnum.
And just like the Magnum, it was a sister car to the more famous Chrysler Cordoba.
But unlike the Cordoba, it didn’t get the great Ricardo Montalban as a pitchman…
I think this is one of the cleanest early 80’s American car design around.
Look at the picture above. it still looks very clean today.
Of course, being the early 80’s , that had to have that stupid fake convertible looking vinyl top option. Which ruined the shape of the car…
Sure, these cars were actually nothing special. 3 speed automatics. An anemic slant 6 awn standard. Or 2 options V8s. With only 120HP or 185HP for the big 5.9 Liter.
And no Ricardo…
Still, for some reason, I think it would be a pretty cool ride today…
And here is a recent video of one!
Still looking pretty nice.
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Hi Vince. Don't forget the early 80's Chrysler Imperial….my dad had one in navy blue.
Man I miss the eighties…
those f'ing fender caps, man. I will NEVER accept them.
Not sure if anyone noticed, but the Mirada in the video has headlamp washers. They weren't available on the Mirada/Cordoba. Clearly aftermarket.
This came out in 1979 though, they were already up and running with these on lots by the end of 79…
If I were looking for an 80s American hooptie, I'd take the Thunderbird from the same year.
Wait, working gauges is a “feature”??