Ricardo Montalban, Chrysler Cordoba Spokesman, Dead At 88

Much of the Country knew Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán Merino as "Khan" or "the guy from Fantasy Island," but car freaks the world over knew him as the man who gave us Soft Corinthian Leather. » 1/14/09 4:53pm 1/14/09 4:53pm

Ricardo Montalban Says It Blows Away The BMW 528e: 1985 Chrysler…

What we really want to know here is: does "available leather-fitted cabin" mean the '85 LeBaron GTS has Soft Corinthian Leather? Or did you actually get basketball leather? » 1/02/09 11:00am 1/02/09 11:00am

Commenter Of The Day: Happy Birthday Ricardo Montalbán Edition

Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán, America's favorite Mexican actor of the 1970s, turned 88 today and we'd like to take this COTD opportunity to wish him a happy birthday. Few actors from the era have their own Jalopnik tag page, but here it is » 11/25/08 6:00pm 11/25/08 6:00pm. Thanks to this now infamous , every Cordoba post we do requires a and…

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: Immaculate '77 Cordoba For 7900 Bucks?

Fully 82% of you felt that the $8,995 Cadillac Cimarron » 9/22/08 8:15am 9/22/08 8:15am was priced way too high, so we're going to make the choice more challenging this time. What would you say to a 70,000-mile, extremely original 1977 Chrysler Cordoba with all the options, Soft Corinthian Leather, and "Coffee Sunfire Metallic" paint? Thing is, the…

In Cordoba, I Have What I Need: Soft Corinthian Leather... And…

Is it possible to have too many Cordoba posts? Never! » 9/04/08 4:20pm 9/04/08 4:20pm After in an Integra, in a Sentra SE-R, and in a soapbox derby championship race, Krider Racing is now channeling Ricardo Montalban and campaigning a '76 Chrysler Cordoba demolition derby car! They competed in the California State Demolition Derby Championship…

1978 Chrysler Cordoba

Welcome to Down On The Street » 8/27/08 9:00am 8/27/08 9:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. It had to happen, sooner or later; somewhere on the island, a Cordoba was waiting- soft Corinthian leather and all- for my camera. Now that day has arrived, with this '78 located…

World's Meanest Cordoba Makes Corinthian Leather From Your Flesh!

It's got a 360. It's got glasspacks. It's got dogdish hubcaps. It's got a huge skull painted on the hood. In other words, it's fully optioned! This is the car designed for Ricardo Montalban's evil twin brother, Raul, who was serving 10-to-20 for manslaughter in a Madrid jail cell while Ricardo pitched the nice » 4/15/08 8:00am 4/15/08 8:00am

Computers Are Better Than Soft Corinthian Leather!

We're pretty sure the movie TRON had some influence on this ad for the 1983 Chrysler E Class cars. You get lasers building the cars, a computer voice that gargles out phrases such as "All monitored systems are functioning," and it goes without saying that you get Ricardo Montalban to tell you about it! Say, when's… » 12/21/07 11:00am 12/21/07 11:00am

Ricardo Montalban Explains the Meaning of Corinthian Leather

Since we've officially declared today to be International Corinthian Leather Day and all, we should probably hear from Señor Montalban himself. Here he is explaining to David Letterman just what's the deal with the Cordoba's super-special hides. » 9/04/07 5:14pm 9/04/07 5:14pm

Today Is International Corinthian Leather Day!

We make a lot of Chrysler Cordoba/Corinthian Leather jokes around here, but it occurs to us that perhaps some of our younger readers have never experienced the 1975 Cordoba ad that started it all. We hereby declare today International Corinthian Leather Day! All of you must use your cheesiest Ricardo Montalban… » 9/04/07 11:00am 9/04/07 11:00am

"In Cordoba, I Have What I Need."

Oh, to wind down a coastal highway on the Iberian Peninsula with the sun low in the sky, clad in Sergio Tacchini's finest, Ricardo Montalban at our side, listening to Ennio Morricone scores on the eight-track. Truly the height of mad-studly bachelordom. If Dieter's got any sense, he'll perform a partial-birth… » 8/29/06 6:00pm 8/29/06 6:00pm