Until the mid-1970s, Chrysler refused to dilute its premium passenger car line with a downsized junior edition. But for 1975, in the wake of a national energy scare and long lines at the gas pumps, the company introduced its first personal car: the elegantly appointed Chrysler Cordoba. The new Cordoba adopted the long hood line and short rear deck profile spawned by earlier pony cars.
It sported such 70s styling flourishes as a standup hood ornament, formal opera windows, coach lamps and a vinyl upholstered roof. Under its broad hood however, the Cordova boasted Chrysler Corporation's advanced electronic ignition and lean burn technology.
Source: Walter P. Chrysler Museum