Gold Coast Charger

Gold Coast Charger

Specs & Info

  • The Gold Coast Charger is a 1977 Chrysler Cordoba body on a 118 inch Simpson chassis.
  • This is the original Don Nieves AA/FC body restored to it’s original 1977 paint job.
  • Providing the thunder is a Keith Black 426 stage 3 engine with a Coan 2-speed Powerglide transmission.
  • Best ET & MPH: 6.96 @ 196 mph


  • The repairs were made in house, Don Naves straightened and painted it.
  • Mark’s Hot Rod Shop lettered it and all the airbrush work is original 1977 that Don saved.
  • This is one of a handful made and the only Cordoba Charger body running today.
  • Thanks to Denny for finding it and everyone that helped on the restoration.

Driver & Crew

  • Owner:  Kay & Chuck Horvath
  • Driver:  Mark Horvath
  • Crew Chief:  Brad Horvath
  • Crew:  AJ, Jesse, Nicole, Kevin, Cody, Heather, Hospitality tent leaders: Kay and Lisa,
  • Photos:  Debbie
  • Videos:  Jesse & Cody

Team Location

  • Niles, MI

Special Thanks

  • Shaker Performance
  • Jim’s Sales and Service
  • Mark’s Hot Rod Sign Shop

Member Details

  • Location:

    Niles, MI