1980 Dodge Mirada, 440-V8, 727 TorqueFlite, Dana 60, 3.55 Sure-Grip

1980 Dodge Mirada CMX

Technical specifications of Dodge 1980

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Jamestown, New York, United States
Make: Dodge
SubModel: Mirada CMX
Trim: Personal Coupe
Year: 1980
Mileage: 100,000
Transmission: HD-727 Torqueflite Three Speed Automatic
Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description


You are viewingmy 1980 Dodge Mirada CMX.Born with a 318-V8 (5.2L) engine, his Mirada now sports a high performance 440 cubic inch V8 engine and a 727 "TorqueFlite" three-speed automatic transmission, nd a Dana 60 Sure-Grip 3.55.1 rear axle. The vehicle still has factory power-steering and power brakes but does not have AC.

Let's deal with this point early on. There were never any big-block J-bodies from the factory. Manufactured from 1980 to 1983, he J-body platform was shared by the "Mirada" and "Cordoba" nameplates, nd only about52,000total Miradas were made over those four years. About 5,000 top-of-the line CMX's were made in 1980.

All the work on this Mirada was done in1998, r approximately 5,000 miles ago. The most significant elements of the powertrain content are described here:

  • Engine: 1978-MY 440 Block (New when built, tandard bore),1978-MYCylinder Heads, New when built, orted, alvetrain components all new from Direct Connection),1966-MY440 Steel Crank (polished and balanced as a rotating assembly),1966-MYHP rods (new, esized and shot-peened), nbsp;Forged TRW Pistons (11.1 compression ratio),Hydraulic non-roller"Purple Cam" 284/510, igh Volume Oil Pump, olley Dominator Aluminum Intake, olley 750 CRM Double Pumper 4 Barrel, nbsp;Direct Connection Headers, emote Oil Filter, ftermarket tach on dash, ftermarket gauge cluster under the dash.and a Vacuum Canister (given the cam profile it is needed at idle RPMs).
  • Transmission: Rebuilt 727 TorqueFlite, 8M Shift kit, 1-inch TCI Dominator Torque Converter (2800 RPM Stall), nd B&M Ratchet Shifter. There is a line-lock system and switch is located where column-shift used to be and amber indicator light is on the afttermarket gauge cluster..
  • Rear End: Dana 60, ure-Grip, .55:1 Gear Ratio (from a 1969 GTX "Six Pack" car, ebuilt at time of installation in this car).

To complete the installation, e added a custom made, true" dual exhaust (including catalytic converters and tail pipes) with FlowMaster 40's. The gas tank is from a A-Body so it doesallow clearance for a tail pipe exit under the rear bumper.

All gauges workbutthe digital clock and cigarette lighterdo notfunction. The wheels 15x8.5 and 15x10 Center Line "Auto Drags" in polished aluminum. The tires are BF Goodrich Radial T/A's 245/60 and 295/50 size.

This Mirada was professionally refinished in "Candy Apple RedMetallic"(a 1998 Dodge color, n base coat/clear coat). The snout is from a 1980 Cordoba LS - I liked the "cross-hair" look of this piece. We didnotreplace the plastic quarter panel extensionsso they are original and somewhat brittle (aftermarket replacements are available now). During the refinishing, e notednoprevious body work andnofloor pan, rame, r trunk pan rust (or repairs of rust) whatsover(exceptdriver-side front sub-frame was repaired by previous owner).

The external bright, ubber and painted trim is in good driver quality condition and consistent with the age of the vehicle (so there are assorted scratches, ings, racks and other age-related patina etc.). All the glass is good, xcept a four inch repaired crack (passenger side middle, ear cowl in windshield). The driver door window regulator is worn to extent it will not completely raise the window so you have pull the glass the last inch.

The dash panel is fairly straight, ut is faded in areas but is otherwise intact.There is also the common fading of the "brushed-aluminum plastic" surfaces on dash face. The seats and carpet are original, re in very good shape showing normal wear butwithoutdefects such as splits, tains, r tears except driver side upper left at shoulder level. The door panels are in good shape and the upper door rails have the common breakage and passenger door light lens is missing.

We built this car to be a nice street/strip machine, ith emphasis on "street". We used Direct Connection recommended parts and plans for a reliable, igh-octane pump gas 500HP and 500 ft. lbs. torque. While not dynoed, his Mirada feels like I came close my goals,exceptit does need octane boosters to run at its best.

It's a very strong running vehiclebutyour expectations of what you want it for may vary from mine depending on your objectives for it. I used some of my other purpose-built cars (tied-off frames, rive shaft loops, oll cages, tc.,) to go lead-footing around and showing off, ut this car was NOT built for serious competition drag racing.

This 1980 Dodge Mirada CMX is a nice, ldmodifiedvintage cruiser. If your goal is to harvest the powertrain for something else, hat's of course solely your business. But don't tell me that before you buy it. Ihope it finds a good home with an appreciative new J-body lover like me who will maintain and improve upon it where needed -- and keep it intact.


I have established a reasonable reserve (reservewill notbe revealed while the auction is running) for this 1980 Dodge Mirada CMX. Please consider bidding during the auction to the extent and level you deem appropriate and based on whatever factors are important to you. Note that I reserve the right to end this auction at any time at my sole discretion. This listing is not set up to take offers but if you have something in mind you can write me.

If reserve is not met, mayprovide Second Chance Offers (SCO) through the Ebay system, ut note that this is only possible with people who actually bid during the auction.If you get a SCO (which is a Buy-It-Now auction thatonlythe seller and the bidder to whom it was sent can access), t willonly come throughthe Ebay system (meaning it will appear in your Ebay mailbox) and it will be for a24-hourduration.

Depending on where the recorded bidding ends, nd if the reserve is not met,Imayalso write the high bidder(s)through the Ebay system only,one at a timein the order of their final recorded bids, o discuss the item. If I do not hear back from a bidder within 24 hours after writing them, will assume that person is not interested and Imaymove on to the next person.

Encountering non-payingor unresponsive bidders is a very disruptive event that makes the auction experience unpleasant for both the seller and any legitimate potential buyer(s). PleaseBE SURE BEFORE YOU BIDthat you have done whatever you need to do toSTAND BEHINDthe actual bid(s)YOUMADEand were recorded during the auction.


Bidders with less than 5 (five)feedback ratings may,at my discretionhave their bids canceled(I may or may not try to contact you before canceling your bid)and then blocked from further bidding on this auctionunless they contact me in advance of bidding. Bidders who make and then cancel their bid(s) will also be blockedfrom further bidding on this auction.

Bidders outside the continental United States are welcome to bid but alsomust email mebefore biddingto discuss important payment and shipping procedures.

If you have bid on and won any of my items in the past and then did not honor your bid(s), f you have made and then canceled a bid that met a reserve, r if you have agreed with me on price after the auction ended but then vanishedwithout any communication, ou arenoteligible to bid.


Please ask any questions that you may have that may not have been answered by this detailed listing narrative and visual media attachments. My listings are constructed in complete sentences in order to communicate my knowledge of important facts and to encourage independent thoughts and then any questions from interested parties.

But respectfully, do not know what is important to you that may not have been discussed or depicted herein unless you ask me.Any and all relevant and appropriate questions you submit while the auction is running will be answered promptly and as thoroughly as possibleby email onlyto ensure clarity of any correspondences.

Given that this is a modifiedused vehicle,please do not have unreasonable expectations as to its current condition or future condition under your ownership. Also given its obvious age, his vehicle represents whatever standards of quality and workmanship that existed when it was built, o comparisons to improved build standards of today's vehicles is not appropriate.

Your bid forms the basis for a binding, egally enforceable contract.As such, f you require it, lease make all pre-purchase inspections (at the sole expense of the bidder)beforecommitting to purchase the vehicle. Inspections can be done by appointment only by you or your designated inspection service. Although I believe I have described and depicted (with numerous high-resolution photographs and video) this vehicle accurately,please note that this vehicle is sold "as-is, here-is" with no express or implied warranties or guarantees of any kind.


A $1,000 deposit is required from the winning bidder, ue electronically via PayPal within24hours after the auction ends, o hold the vehicle. I will not be accepting trades. Full payment is due within3days of auction end via cash, ank-to-bank or wire transfer, r certified bank check (drawn on a major US bank). Clear title in my name is in hand and vehicle can be scheduled for buyer pickup by appointment at anytime after full payment is received and cleared. I can hold the vehicle in indoor storage for 15 days (or longer, f weather or other uncontrollable factors emerge) at no charge to the winning bidder after the auction (the charge is $15.00 per day after 15 days).

Thank you for viewing my auction.

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