Re: The Cordoba Charger
October 11 7:14 PM
What you wrote is fine. I didn't notice this earlier; according to the Standard Catalog, the 1976 base and Sport Charger were based on the Coronet. But for 1975, they were Coronet coupe models (standard, Custom or Brougham). 1975 production totals weren't separated for body type, so comparisons between those coupes named Coronet and Charger can't be made. Anyway, no more Coronet Charger for 1977 is correct, though it existed for only one model year. Maybe you could add that the 1976 base and Sport model Chargers were Coronet-based, not Cordoba-based.
This also means that the 1977 production increase you reported was for the SE model only. Dodge sold another 17K+ of the Coronet-based models for 1976, bringing the total Charger production above 50K for that model year. But I question whether the Coronets should be included with the Chargers. And my statement about the 1976 prices should have reflected that the base models were Coronets, which were only slightly lower than the comparable 1975 Coronet coupes. Or completely eliminated the Coronet prices.
Speculation: I think that generation of the Charger would have been more successful had it looked like the Magnum from the start.