Saturday, January 27, 2018

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.




7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Vince. Don't forget the early 80's Chrysler Imperial....my dad had one in navy blue.

Man I miss the eighties...

FFEMT6 said...

Uh, no.

#1 o-FENDER said...

those f'ing fender caps, man. I will NEVER accept them.

Anonymous said...

Not sure if anyone noticed, but the Mirada in the video has headlamp washers. They weren't available on the Mirada/Cordoba. Clearly aftermarket.

Anonymous said...

This came out in 1979 though, they were already up and running with these on lots by the end of 79...

Anonymous said...

If I were looking for an 80s American hooptie, I'd take the Thunderbird from the same year.

Eric Haley said...

Wait, working gauges is a “feature”??