The mid-sized Dodge Magnum lasted only two years before being replaced by the smaller Dodge Mirada. A sporty-looking upscale car, the 1978-79 Magnum still has dedicated followers.
The Magnum was sold in two forms; the "XE" and the "GT". It was the last vehicle to use the long running Chrysler B platform. The appearance was somewhat of a rounded off Charger, and was in response to getting a car that would be eligible for NASCAR that would be more aerodynamic, something that the 1975-1978 Charger was not. Styling features included four rectangular headlights behind retractable clear covers, with narrow opera windows, and an optional T-bar or power sunroof. The Magnum was well-featured with power steering, brakes and seats; the suspension included Chrysler''''''''s standard adjustable, longitudinal torsion bars, lower trailing links, and front and rear anti-sway bars. The base engine was the 318 cu in V8 with Lean Burn, while two and four-barrel carbureted 360 cu in and 400 cu in V8s were optional; weight was nearly 3,900 lb.
The Magnum had a design for those who grew up in the muscle car era, but who were now family people. After spending my teens and early 20s in R/Ts and Super Bees, Now having a wife and two children and long trips for vacations. Yet, burning inside was the need for something that didnt look like dads car.
The Magnum had a muscle car look with comfort and room for a family. It sported hideaway headlights, and a sloping nose. Performance wise, the car had a front and rear sway bar, torsion bar suspension, and rear leaf springs. The torsion bar/leaf spring gave the car an edge over coil-spring cars like the Mustang/Camaro.
This GORGEOUS Original ONE OWNER Survivor Magnum XE Was The First New Car He Purchased And It Is His BABY, Driven ONLY In Summer And On Vacations To Las Vegas, Los Angeles And The Grand Canyon.
Come Winter Time, Car Would Be Put Into Heated Storage With General Maintenance Such As Oil Changes On A Timely Basis, Tune Ups, Hose And Belt Changes And A New Set Of Tires, Otherwise She Is ALL ORIGINAL, Right Down To Spare Tire That Was Never Down And Factory Exhaust System.
At Time Of Delivery, The Owner Had Ziebart Rust Proofing Applied And A Custom Hood Lock/Alarm System Installed.
Driven ONLY 40,000 Miles Since New....
Features On This Car Include:
360 ci V8 Engine
Power (Front) Disc Brakes
Fender Mounted Turn Signals
Tilt Wheel / Speed Control
Rear Window Defroster
Dual Chrome Remote Control Side Mirrors
Great Looking Shiny Paint In Dove Gray
Interior In Canyon Red
Silver Vinyl Landau Top With T-Bar Removable Roof Panels
Whitewall Tires On Magnum XE Wheels
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