Thinking about moving to Texas from California, Illinois, or New England, considered the different ways you can die in Texas.
First we’re all armed, but that will most likely keep you safer. However, Texas is littered with animals that want to kill you, and if you didn’t grow up here, you aren’t going to be prepared to survive.
Texas has millions of Cotton Mouths, Copperheads, Rattlers and Coral Snakes – all of which can kill you.
Texas has African Killer Bees, the meanest hornets in the world, Black Widows, Brown Recluse Spiders, Wolf Spiders and Tarantulas – all that kill you.
Texas has Coyotes, Wild Dogs, Feral Hogs, Wolves, Mountain Lions/Cougars, Panthers and Bobcats – all that can kill you.
The Texas Gulf Shores has about every breed of shark known to man cruising up and down the coast, Lion Fish, Sting Rays, Sea Snakes and Portuguese Man of War – that can kill you.
Our ponds and swamps are filled with gators that feed on 300 pound deer (which will also kill you) – and they’ll kill you. We have huge Blue Channel Cats – and they will kill you.
As many people who have died of all of that in Texas, more people actually die from our special breed of Fire Ants than any other wild animal. I have millions of Texas Fire Ants on my 5 acres. They’re bad enough when its hot and dry. It takes almost a year from the scars from their bites on my feet to go away. Fortunately I’m not allergic to them, or I’d died 100s of times since the late 50s. However, when it rains hard in Texas, a group or rafting Fire Ants will cause you a slow and painful death before eating every piece of meat on you.
So you can see that Liberal Pussies don’t stand a chance in Texas. You’re gonna die. It is best to just stay in your State Sanctioned Safe Spaces, and not travel to Texas. You just haven’t been properly prepared as a child on how to look for and survive all of the things that will kill you.
We’re having big problems with Liberals running away from the mess they created coming here to recreate it.
So on June 28th my wife and I left Texas early in the morning In my Ram 3500, pulling my race trailer with both my son’ and my Harleys. We headed 900+ miles to Cuchara, Colorado. It was our 2nd annual trip there for the 4th of July. We arrived at the Stonewall Lodge in the early evening. My eldest daughter, her husband, and their twin 4-year-olds had arrived the day before. My eldest son, his wife, and their two sons had arrived earlier that morning; and were staying at his wife’s family cabin about 30 minutes up the road. My middle and youngest daughter arrived the next morning.
Long story short, I took three bike rides (two with my son) through the mountain passes – and now I can cross that off my bucket list. Also did a little trout fishing, had many bear sightings, and were in two hail storms. We stayed a week and headed home early morning of July 6th and was home before midnight.
Below are photos and videos, in no particular order, and without explanation.
Maybe the Nicest Original Magnum GT left. Taken out of 20 year storage and completely gone through.
Magnum GTs are Very Rare. I’ve owned 9 Magnums, have run MoparStyle.com for 20 years, and MagnumGT.com for for 21 years, and this is the ONLY GT I’ve ever seen in the flesh. What makes this car even more rare is that if you look at the Vin, the fifth digit is a L. That’s the E58 360ci/4BBL High Performance Cop Motor. That’s the most powerful motor you could get in a Mopar car in 1979. I bought this car because of it’s extreme rarity.
The paint is original, the chrome is original, and the drive_train is original. The original leather seats have been re-dyed in the original color. The car is rust-free, only living in Georgia and Texas. There are no cracks in the dash or console, rare for a late 70s car. The “GT” Wheel Flare are in Excellent original condition.
The Last Of The Mopar B-Bodies
It is loaded with:
- 360/4BBL High Performance E58
- 727 Transmission
- 9.25 Suregrip
- Leather Seats
- Tilt Steering
- Leather Covered Steering Wheel
- Wipers with Intermittent
- Cruise Control
- Air Conditioning
- Power Windows
The original cast Iron intake and warped Thermoquad was replaced with an Edelbrock Performer Aluminum Intake and Edelbrock 650cfm carb. The problematic air cleaner mounted ignition module was replaced with a Mopar Performance Electronic Ignition box and distributor – so the car has a few more ponies than Mother Mopar had originally given him. Yes, this GT is a gentleman. The XE is a lady.
This Magnum GT Runs, Drives, Steers, Brakes and Rides great. It is a very comfortable car to drive. While I’m not big on driving a 40-year-old car cross country – I’d probably chance it in this car. You should be able to Fly in and drive home – but bring your AAA card just in case. I just sold an 1981 Imperial with almost an Identical background, and the buyer flew in from North Carolina and took a shuttle to my shop. He spent the next couple of weeks visiting old friends in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Georgia. He called a few weeks later telling me what a great time he had and that the car performed flawlessly, except for a flat in Louisiana.
60,000 Original Miles
I was able to buy a Very Rare NOS Police Certified 140MPH (just try to find one under $3000) to replace the 1979 Mandated 85MPH Speedometer.
Weeks have been spent going through this car to get it ready to deliver decades of service to its next owner. I love this car, but the reason I’m selling it is I’m now in my mid-60s and have a collection of 31 cars. I’m starting to downsize my life and most all of the toys have to go. If you like the Magnum GTs, you will never have another chance to own a better one. My first brand new car was a 1978 Magnum XE. They were very controversial back then, because of the Cord Style front end and clear flip-up headlight covers. To me, it was the only real bright spot in the Dark Disco Ages. Well that and I married my wife in 1979.
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I want $15,000 for the car, and feel it’s worth more to a GT-Fanatic, and so it should sell quick. If you are interested, email or Text me. I will hold the car off the market for 14 days with a $1000 non- refundable deposit, if you need that time to make financial arrangements. I will store the car inside for up to 45 days with my Classis Car Insurance still in force, if completely paid for.
I will not be selling to a Nigerian Princes, or for a Cashier’s Check for more than the amount and send you the balance. I don’t need any brokers calling me telling me that can sell it on consignment. Cash talks and bullshit walks. I’m old, but not stupid! I will accept either dead Presidents or an Interbank Wire Transfer.
- B5 Blue
- White Bucket Seat Interior
- 4-Speed in a Console
- V-Code 6BBL (6-Pack in Dodge Speak)
- 0 Miles since HemiTyme Restorations performed it’s Rotisserie Restoration
- A few modifications from stock – all of which are reversible
Click on a gallery photo below to see full size. Some browsers may require you to right-click and open. From the 10th Row down — you will see a mixture of photos from before (car was solid and the restorer wanted to know why I wanted to restore it) and during the installation.
I bought the car in 2003 and immediately dropped off with Ken Pressley at Hemityme Restorations. Ken (now retired) restored nothing but show winning Winged cars. At the time I also had a Petty Blue Superbird and a Green Daytona in line at Ken’s shop. There were a total 5 Superbirds ahead of this car for restoration, and I knew then it would be close to ten years before I got it back.
I liked this better than the Petty Blue V-Code 4-speed, so I decided I’d sell the Petty Blue and make this my driver. MAin reason was the rarity of this combination vs. the Petty Blue which was Hemi Orange until 1973 and the block being a factory replacement.
So I took a couple of liberties with this car to make it the fastest factory stock looking (to the average person — not you experts out there) Superbird. The original block was precision machined. The factory heads ported. The factory intake gasket match. The rotating billet stroker to 493CI. TTI Ceramic coated headers route exhaust gasses to 2.5″ factory appearing exhaust. The Radiator is aluminum painted black to fool the average eye. The clutch system is McLeod. All of this can be restored back to stock should you desire.
When the car was finished (better than ten years later), Ken took it for long ride to find and repair anything missed, detailed the car and I picked up to take back home to Texas. When home I drained the gas and put in a bubble — as my life had changed over the previous decade and I was no longer interested in having the car as a driver.
About four months ago I had someone claiming to be interested in buying — so I put in a couple of gallons of gas with stabilizer in the tank, changed the oil, rebuilt the front carb that leaked when I started. The prospective buyer liked the car — but not enough for us to come close to my price. As such I put back in the bubble and take out once a month to start — then back in.
Now I’m at the point in my life (mid-sixties) where I want to make life a little more simpler, and I’m selling most of my 31 car/truck/motorcycle collection. I feel certain that this car is the nicest Superbird available — and that the investment market on this car will skyrocket in the next recession as a hedge against cask and the stock market. Sadly, I’ll need to part company to this car and many others before then.
I’m Asking $220,000
Email me at DaveTheOldHippie @ Gmail.com if you’re interested, or forward to someone you think may be interested. Delivery can be arranged.