As the curtain drew on the vibrant era of the B-body lineage, the 1979 Dodge Magnum GT emerged as a definitive culmination, embodying a blend of iconic Charger and Cordoba features. A cherished piece from The Jeff Sparks Collection, this particular model, set to grace the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction block on Thursday, January 11th, stands as a testament to automotive innovation and style from a pivotal period.
With a production span of only two years, the Magnum GT, the ultimate evolution of the B-body series, remains a testament to automotive ingenuity. This specific offering, meticulously crafted by Sparks for street enthusiasts, represents the pinnacle of the Magnum XE line, boasting the coveted GT trim—a rarity among its final-year counterparts, with a mere 1,674 units adorned in this exclusive package.
Under the hood lies the heart of Mopar prowess—an LA-series 5.9-liter V8 small-block engine. Adorned with performance upgrades like Mopar Performance valve covers, an aluminum intake manifold, and a high-performance exhaust system, this powerhouse ensures an exhilarating ride. Complementing this potent engine is an automatic transmission coupled with a Dana-designed rear end featuring a chrome cover.
Visually arresting in its exterior presentation, this Magnum GT exudes sophistication in white, accentuated by distinctive blue GT stripes and factory-matched fender flares. The iconic clear-shield-covered headlamps and elegantly designed chrome-edged black grille serve as timeless design cues, capturing the essence of this automotive legend.
Step inside to experience luxury redefined. The opulent blue leather-clad interior features front bucket seats, complemented by the GT’s Firm-Feel power steering system equipped with optional two-spoke tilt wheel and cruise control. The interior boasts unique touches like the engine-turned-instrument Rallye dash facing and a matching console trim housing a Pistol Grip-design shifter, along with a suite of amenities including power windows, factory audio equipment, and an in-dash digital clock.
Enhancing its allure are the boldly-spoked American Racing wheels wrapped in modern BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires, epitomizing a custom aesthetic that perfectly complements the Magnum’s timeless design.
In its entirety, this 1979 Dodge Magnum GT represents not just a vehicle but an automotive icon that encapsulates the spirit of the 1970s and the Mopar legacy. Its imminent appearance at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction promises enthusiasts a chance to own a piece of Mopar history.
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