Does Chrysler still use "Rich Corinthian Leather" ?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Harvey, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. Harvey

    Harvey Guest

    The Cordoba was touted as having this leather in the 1970' bout now?
    Harvey, Jan 26, 2004
  2. Harvey

    Steve Reinis Guest

    I have a 1987 Fifth Avenue with plush leather seats. Corinthian, I have no
    idea... But they are nice to look at and I think have better support and
    comfort than the seats in my '87 Lincoln Town Car! The Chrysler rides no
    where near as smooth as my Lincoln, but I sure do love the Chrysler's seats.

    Anyone know Ricardo Montalban's phone number? Maybe we can ask him? ;-)
    Steve Reinis, Jan 26, 2004
  3. Harvey

    clare Guest

    Don't know about now, but the leather in the 88 Mark Cross is still
    240K on it and no wear showing at all. Mostly town (short trip) miles
    the last 10 years too. Not sure if it's what they called "corinthian"
    or not.
    Anyone know the definition of "corinthian leather"?
    clare , Jan 26, 2004
  4. Harvey

    Dave Guest

    The sales brochure for my mom's 1987 describes the leather as
    Corinthian leather. Still in great shape after 17 years. My better
    quality leather than in my 1997 Concorde LXi.
    Dave, Jan 26, 2004
  5. No.

    RCL, as it is abbreviated, was a byproduct of the Corinthian Jackalope fur
    trade. When Corinth joined the European Economic Community (EEC, an early
    precursor to today's EU) in the late 1970s, its industry came under the
    control of EEC wildlife conservation directives that took effect on
    1/1/80. A good thing, too, because while RCL was originally just a
    byproduct, the success Ricarrrdo Montalban had popularizing cars like the
    Corrrdoba and Mirrrada caused the Corrrinthian Jackalope to be hunted to
    the very brrrink of extinction. Once the restrictions on hunting the
    Corrinthian Jackalope took effect, the price of RCL skyrocketed, the
    feature was quietly dropped, and the last couple years' production of
    these cars actually had just regular leather. You can tell if a particular
    car has Corrrinthian or not by looking at the data plate located under the
    hood (commonly called the "fender tag".) It contains alphanumeric codes
    for all the equipment the car was built with; look for the "RCL" code.

    Daniel J. Stern, Jan 26, 2004
  6. Hah Hah! I loved that one! I wondered what happened to Ching-botta-Bing!

    Seriously, Corinthian leather is not a type of leather at all but refers to
    an antique-look finish applied to the leather, mimicking the patina of old
    book bindings. It's still a popular leather finish for Bibles and
    leather flooring, of all things.

    Ted Mittelstaedt, Jan 26, 2004
  7. I had a new 1975 Chrysler Cordoba with Corinthian Leather and it
    was thicker and heavier leather then the present leather used today.
    It was comfortable but even with constant care, it stained easier and
    was not as pliable as todays. It was the only car I ever owned with
    leather. I have a new 2004 Pacifica and I ordered cloth for the seats
    on this beautiful vehicle. I like CLOTH better.
    Richard Benner Jr, Jan 26, 2004
  8. Harvey

    Hattmakr Guest

    "Daniel J. Stern" [email protected]
    I've kept a jackalope tied to a stake with about 4 feet of chain in the back
    yard since 1977. I was trying to fatten it up, make it grow real big so I could
    sell it to someone who needed replacement leather seat covers. I reckon, if'n
    what you say is true, I'll turn it loose.

    Hattmakr, Jan 27, 2004
  9. If it is a BLUE Jack, hang on. A buddy of mine needs a piece for his drivers seat.
    Richard Benner Jr, Jan 27, 2004
  10. Harvey

    Geoff Guest

    I've kept a jackalope tied to a stake with about 4 feet of chain in the
    drivers seat.

    Yes, please don't allow a blue jackalope to return to the wild. Many of
    these were bred in captivity, and are highly domesticated. A regular
    jackalope would've chewed through the chain by now, and burst through your
    bedroom window to eat you, head first.

    These tame, blue jackalopes are frequently picked on and laughed at by wild
    jackalopes. Often they can't handle it, and commit suicide by jumping into
    the nearest lake since they can't swim. This is why lake water sometimes
    appears to be blue. One rotting blue jackalope corpse can dye literally
    billions of gallons of water.

    Now if it's a black or grey jackalope, it will assimilate itself quite well.
    Same is true for the tan variety. And red ones are prized by hunters as
    being good eating.

    (waders on)
    Geoff, Jan 27, 2004
  11. Harvey

    Howard Guest

    I will report you all to the "jack-a-lope" huggers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    spotted dowels are the suggested replacement for the sensitive jack-a-lopes

    Howard, Jan 27, 2004
  12. I saw a television interview years back with the marketing guy I think it
    was or maybe it was Montalban himself, though I don't think so. They said
    they simply made up the word Corinthian because it sounded good, and it
    meant absolutely nothing.

    Anthony Giorgianni

    The return address for this post is fictitious. Please reply by posting back
    to the newsgroup.
    Anthony Giorgianni, Jan 27, 2004
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    mic canic Guest

    the quit selling it when they could not find anyone who could say it three
    times real fast
    mic canic, Jan 27, 2004
  14. Harvey

    schumy Guest

    Those were the days.. when the Big Three knew their place in the
    automotive world.

    Today they are under the delusion that they're as good as the European
    and Japanese makers....

    ....that will be the day....
    schumy, Jan 29, 2004
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    RPhillips47 Guest

    TROLL ALERT!!!!!
    RPhillips47, Jan 29, 2004
  16. Harvey

    Joe Guest

    Dave Barry described them (back then) as "their most recent great automotive
    development was the opera window".
    Joe, Jan 29, 2004
  17. Harvey

    robs440 Guest

    lol...........thanks daniel

    robs440, Feb 20, 2004
  18. Harvey

    Brent P Guest

    The Corrrinthian Jackalope is once again threatened as bible cover makers
    have now turned to Corrrinthian Leather to make their wares.
    Brent P, Feb 20, 2004
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