GT option package that added front fender medallions, silver GT logos, wheel lips, color-keyed fender flares, heavy-duty 15-inch by 7-inch extra-wide GT Rallye wheels, charcoal astratone wheels painted with a bright center dome, lug nuts and deep-dish trim rings, GR60x15 white-letter Goodyear aramid tires and a leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel (a 2-spoke wheel if the tilt option was ordered at no extra cost). The GT’s Firm Feel suspension included heavy-duty torsion bars, heavy-duty anti-sway bars front and rear, heavy-duty shock absorbers with special valving and heavy-duty rear springs. The special Firm-Feel power steering system and special engine-turned instrument Rallye dash panel and crash pad applique included matching console trim with the console. There were only 1674 Magnum GTs produced in 1979
This is a Uber-rare 195 hp/280 lb-ft E58 360 4-bbl Police motor car with a high performance non-lockup 727 Torqueflite transmission and 9.25″ rear axle. This was the most powerful engine you could get in a Dodge car in 1979, and was the engine used in the 79 Little Red Express truck.
I’ve owned this car for over 15 years and taken very good care of it. It has less than 61,000 miles on it. I replaced the 85mph speedometer at 60,400 miles with a NOS Police Certified 140mph speedometer – and put less than 500 miles on the car since. I have the original speedo in a box somewhere in the shed.
I replaced the leaky and restrictive Thermoquad and cast iron intake with a Edelbrock RPM intake and a Edelbrock Performer 650CFM Performer with e/choke and AC idle options. I replaced the troublesome air cleaner mounted ignition with a Mopar Performance electronic ignition conversion kit. The car is both quicker and faster than stock — but I should still have the old parts in a box in my shed.
This car is rust-free, always garaged, and never been farther north than Atlanta, Ga.
In addition to the GT Package – Options Include:
- E58 360ci – 4-BBL with dual exhaust, 727 Transmission and 9.25″ Rear
- Leather seats
- Factory Installed AC
- Cruise control
- Power Windows
- Floor shifter with console
- Tilt Steering
- Intermittent Wipers
This is maybe the best equip and nicest 79 (far more rare than the 1978 GT and 20 more hp in the 1978 E58) GT available. The headlight doors are clear, the leather is great, carpet great, and the dash is great and without any cracking. Drives and rides like new, but faster; and brakes quick and straight. The car was just completely gone completely through and anything needing to be addressed was. Fly in and drive back to Alaska with confidence.
I’m asking $15,000 cash (Interbank Wired) for this car. Delivery can be arrange. eMail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Please no Nigerian Princes or offers to send me a cashier’s check for way too much money and for me to refund the difference. I’m not taking Paypal or Western Union either. Basically — if you’re a scammer — move on as I don’t fall for any of it and will accept a bank wire or dead Presidents only.
I have 31 cars, trucks and motorcycles and I’m wanting to thin the herd by 2/3s so I can move into a smaller shop and make my life a little more simple. Other cars listed on this site ( http://www.daveschultz.com/category/daves-cars-for-sale/ ) include:
- 1999 Dodge Viper GTS
- 1986 Buick Grand National
- 1972 Dodge Demon Race car Roller
- 1970 Plymouth Superbird V-Code 4-speed
- 1969 Barracuda Fastback Tube Chassis Drag Car
- 1978 Dodge Diplomat 360CI
- 1993 Cadillac Allante Polo Green
- 2009 Challenger Drag Pak
- 2009 Challenger RT
- 2009 Challenger SRT8
- 1958 Dodge Pick up
- 2012 Genesis Coupe
- 1961 Plodge Station Wagon
- 1964 Dodge A100 Pick up
- 1967 American Motors Marlin
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.
Leaving Sunday evening for the NMCA race in South Florida, so a lot of the last week was spent getting the Motorhome (Not driven since October), Stacker and car ready. Loaded the car and golf cart today as it appears to have had the only two hour window of no rain between now and Sunday.
Getting my Magnum GT ready to sell, and the only real sore spot was the front seats.
I bought some dye from autoleatherdye.com, watched the video, and taught my shop rat how to do. He dabbed on six light coats to get to here.
Next he needs to scrub the dye off the buckles, apply the Semi-gloss topcoat, and finally the conditioner. The pictures don’t do the job justice, and it will look pretty damn good when finished. I ordered dark green dye and self-leveling crack filler to do the seats on my 64 Imperial.
My Magnum XE (Ginger) has had a ton of retro-mod upgrades over the years. Motor, 8.75 Rear-end, stereo, convert from column shift to factory floor shift, new carpet, addition of power windows, headers and 2.5″ dual exhaust, modern leather seats, and a new dash and custom gauges. Click here to read more. This week it was new wheels and fabricating the missing console plate out of 1/8″ aluminum plate and black wrinkle paint to match the dash. The AC leak was fixed and recharged, and the turn signal issue from the gauge upgrade fixed. Also added a deep trans pan with temperature sender to go to the gauge. I normally wouldn’t have an oil temp gauge, but I had an extra hole to fill when I did the gauge panel.
There was some work done on the the Screamin’ Woody. The fuel system’s AN -10 hose was run to the front of the car, as was some double-ought battery cable. Stopped short of running under the hood as that needs to be freshened up with new paint.
Turned the shop rat loose with some sand paper to scuff it up. Need a couple days of 70+ degree weather with no rain before being able to paint. Ordered the rotating and bearings for the wagon’s motor. The block is done, so assembly will start soon. Getting down to home stretch.
Wheeled my 60 Plymouth into the bay. While it doesn’t look like it, a lot of work has been done in this car. Click here to check out it’s story.
Its getting all new front-end parts. Then then engine compartment will be painted Petty Blue. Then the trim will get removed, body wet sanded and spray with clear. Then a bad ass lowdeck and 5-Speed stick installed.
Finally it goes to the wrapper to get wrapped to look like Petty’s 60 Plymouth in the woods in back of his shop for last 55 years.
So other than a little cleaning of the shop and some parts that I’m selling/sold; ordering new parts and shipping sold parts – that’s most of it for this last week.
I’ve been incredibly busy, mostly with starting a new business for my son and I, but some stuff has been completed at the shop. Some on the Texas Thug, some on the Screamin’ Woody, and some an some of the other vehicles I have. This will be the extremely condensed version, as even that will be a little long.
Vitamin C Sold
Yup, I sold the Vitamin C. It gave me 10 years of loyal service but it was time for another caretaker. I sold it to a 70-year-old drag racer in Tulsa by the name of Dave Lewis. He’s in the process of stripping it down and will freshen it up in the same Vitamin C theme.
I mentioned that I started a new business with my son. We sell, install and repair Blinds, Shades and Shutters. It is now running and my eldest son is now handling the day to day operations.
The Texas Thug has a new rear ProGlass window installed to replace the one that skated across the finish line at 140 mph in Indy last year.
The underside has been cleaned, the every nut and bolt has had a wrench put on it, and the valves run. Everything was looked over and appears well. The oil still needs to be changed and the car a good polishing. I had wanted to redo the inside of the trunk – but that might have to wait.
Not a whole lot of work has been done on the Screamin’ Woody. The block has been machined, but the crank had a crack – so I’m shopping for a new rotating.
I just bought a 4’X8′ piece of 1/8″ Lexan; stainless steel #10 buttonhead/hex drive machine screws and nuts; and some weatherstripping – so the windows are next on the list.
Years ago, I bought a Tube Chassis Barracuda and restored it. It’s spend about ten years in a bubble – until taken out last week.
Everything was gone through, filled with new fluids, carb rebuilt and a new battery installed. The car was started, tune and I took it for a shakedown drive. It’s now for sale, as I’m going with the Japanese Kondo philosophy of it doesn’t bring Joy – get rid of it,
The Demon that was Dallas’ first race car wasn’t so lucky. It’s ten years in a bubble cause a pin hole in number 6 cylinder. It took me half a day to tear down the motor and get the piston out.
It’s one of those deals where the sum of the parts are worth more than rebuilding the motor for it. I’ve already sold the heads, intake and rocker assembly. The car was been detailed and I’ll be listing for sale.
Next up, my 64 Imperial Convertible.
I’ve had a full size Chrysler convertible since the 70s. First a 67 Newport, then a 64 300, then a 65 300, and then I bought this from the original owner in her 90s about 18 years ago. I stopped driving it about 10 years ago. So in the last couple of months all of the brakes, brake lines and master cylinder was replaced. Gas gauge sender replaced. The carb was rebuilt. The power window switches disassembled and reassembled. The convertible pump system rebuilt. A brand new complete factory exhaust system installed. Brand new tires. Odometer rebuilt. The AC system rebuilt. The paint was power buffed. The leather conditioned. All off the dash chrome meticulously polished. Right now I’m waiting for the power steering pump to return from the rebuilder. Then the only thing left is redying the carpet when it gets a little warmer. I’ve really loved getting reacquainted with this car again. It’s a blast to drive.
In 1964, I remember the Mustang, Barracuda and Marlin fastbacks coming out. I loved all three of them. When the 67 Marlin was released on the fullsize Ambassador, it looked so much better than the smaller 65-66 versions on the compact Rouge chassis. There were very few made and all of my life I’d only seen a picture of one, and never one in the wild. About 20 years ago, I started my quest to find one in good original condition. About ten years ago, I ran into a man with a large car collection who had this car from Florida in it. He was dying of cancer and selling his collection off, and I bought this car. It had electrical issues, so I had in the back of my warehouse and planned to restore it to Red/Black with black Interior some day. That day never came, so the car was pulled out, the electrical completely redone, the ignition replaced with a Pertonix, the carb rebuilt, new battery, and new tires. The car runs like a Champ, but I’ve decided to keep it original and find a new caretaker for it. I’ll not drive it enough with my busy life.
The Leaning Tower of Power and 3-on-tree that was in my 60 Plymouth Post car was pulled in favor of a bad ass 383 that was recently rebuilt for it. When I drove this car home from Arkansas, I had it over 100 with that engine and skinny ass 25-year-old tires. I’m looking to put a 4/5/6-speed that has overdrive. That car is a keeper.
I’ve done a lot work on that car, which is a topic for another day. The point for this post was that I Cleaned the engine up and hit it with some Slant 6 blue. I’ll wrap and store it for a future project.
Finally, two of my Magnums had a lot of work done on them. I’ll be keeping the big block XE that is now exactly how I’ve wanted it for years. I just bought some new wheels for it. I’ll take it next week to get tires swapped over. I love the look of the Keystone Klassics on the car, but the Uni-lug design keeps having the nuts loosen up.
The rare 79 GT with E58 Cop motor has been completely gone through, detailed and I’ll be selling.
The shop has actually been busier than that, but I hit the important stuff and that catches me up.