The all new for Dodge in 1978 Magnum had a design for those
who grew up in the muscle car era,
All GT's came with factory fender flares on all four wheels, 15” Goodyear
Eagle tires with Chrome trim deep dish Rallye Wheels.
The cockpit was equipped with full instrumentation, including a factory
adding to the muscle car look, A Smokey and the Bandit Inspired AM/FM CB
was also available. The Magnum also featured four rectangular headlights
retracting, clear covers. T-bar roof was optional were.
The Magnum was a sporty looking upscale car
that appealed to the Muscle Car Enthusiast.
Magnum GT used Chryslers usual front torsion bars with lower trailing
links and an anti sway bar, coupled with semi elliptical rear springs and
rear anti sway bar. This provided the large, heavy car with surprisingly
The Magnum also spelled the end of winning NASCAR races for Richard Petty,
the un-aerodynamic body was not good as a race car. Kyle Petty won his
very first race in a Magnum, and that was it. The Magnum was the last
Dodge car to win a super speedway race (Kyle Petty, ARCA) in the 20th century;
Buddy Arrington, the last of the NASCAR Winston Cup Dodge drivers to pilot
a Magnum. The GT (Grand Touring) package ordered with the performance
Interceptor A34 360 4V was the most potent passenger car in Dodge's
line-up only the Little Red Express match the Magnum GT's performance.
Only 1674 Magnum XEs had the GT package in 1979!
The midsize Dodge Magnum lasted only two years, and is the
last B-Body Ever built.
This Magnum was a twenty thousand mile
survivor that needed a basic repaint,
a complete dismantling of the exterior
and interior were performed, followed
by the repaint, a cleaning and detailing
of all the components along with rechroming