For Sale 1979 Dodge Magnum - rare highly optioned mopar - - $3900

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  1. commando1

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    1979 Dodge Magnum - rare highly optioned mopar -


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    This is a highly optioned and rare Dodge Magnum. Options include the very rare E58 4 barrel 360, T-Tops, center console, bucket seats. The car is in very good condition for the age of the car. It has a few rust spots on the body but undercarriage is rust free. The 360 engine is not original but is period correct. The car runs and drives but has some minor issues. Basically it is a very solid project car that could very easily be a show car or daily driver. $3,900 or trade for vintage sports car, Jaguar, Healey, Triumph, MG, Corvette, Mustang, or Jeep CJ5 CJ7, plus or minus cash. Projects are fine
    • contact name:
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      ☎ (863) 640-2905

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  2. Pete Kaczmarski

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    The car appears to be a 1978. If so there was no 360 four barrell for that year.
     
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    And with that NOM 360, and a missing lean-burn system, I can see the letter from the DMV now: "Not Available for Sale in California."
     
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    1978-79 Magnum XE/GT! (Information) Fender Tag/Vin# Decoders/Production Numbers


    1978 (E56) 360 cid V-8 4bbl Calif. (J code)
    compression ratio 8.4:1
    horsepower 170 @ 4,000
    torque 270 @ 1,600
    (Same hp & tq as the 1979 version)


    1978 (E58) 360 cid V-8 4bbl Heavy Duty (Police)(L code)
    compression ratio 8.4:1
    horsepower 175 @ 4,000
    torque 260 @ 2,400
    (20hp & 20tq LESS then the 1979 version)


    1978 (E58) 360 cid V-8 4bbl Heavy Duty Calif. w/Smog Pump (Police)(L code)
    compression ratio 8.4:1
    horsepower 160 @ 3,600
    torque 265 @ 1,600
    (30hp & 10tq LESS then the 1979 version)

    1979 (E56) 360 cid V-8 4bbl Calif. (J code) [360H code on engine block, H=4bbl 360]
    compression ratio 8.4:1
    horsepower 170 @ 4,000
    torque 270 @ 1,600
    (Same hp & tq as the 1978 version)


    ☆ 1979 (E58) 360 cid V-8 4bbl Heavy Duty (Police)(L code) [360HP code on engine block, HP=High Performance] Companion code: N94=US / N93=Can.
    compression ratio 8.0:1
    horsepower 195 @ 4,000 < 265hp NHRA Rated-Gross Horse Power
    torque 280 @ 2,400
    (20hp & 20tq MORE then the 1978 version)


    ☆ 1979 (E58) 360 cid V-8 4bbl Heavy Duty Calif. w/Smog Pump (Police)(L code) [360HP code on engine block, HP=High Performance] Companion code: N95
    compression ratio 8.0:1
    horsepower 190 @ 4,000
    torque 275 @ 2,000

    (30hp & 10tq MORE then the 1978 version)


    Special order: In some State Police cars as in Magnums, StRegis, and in Little Red Express trucks. With Dual Snorkel Air Cleaners(Special Chrome in Express trucks)!

    1979 (E58) 360 cid V-8 4bbl Extra Duty (Police)(L code) [360_3 code on engine block, The 3 stands for SHP= Special High Performance
    due to there only being two slots for letters, so they used the number three to indicate SHP over the more standard HP engines!]
    compression ratio 8.0:1
    horsepower 225 @ 4,000
    torque 300 @ 2,400
    (Special Order)


    NOTE: ☆ Five Different 360ci 4bbl (E58) Engines!
    Thanks to the reinvention of the Chrysler 300 in 1979 the E58 360's horse power was increased from the 1978
    by 20 more horses! That brought the horse power to the same as the 1978 400ci hp engine but with less weight!
     
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    My 78 Chrysler Data Book says all E58 360 H.D. engines requires the A36 Heavy Duty Package. Do we know if the fender tag has the A36 code on it? My data book indicates that the E57 360 2 BBl and the E56 360 4 bbl (High Altitude) has ELB. The E58 360 4 bbl H.D. engine doesn't indicate that it has ELB.
     
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    I've never seen the scoops before. I assume they were aftermarket?
     
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    this is from the 1978 Dodge Magnum brochure.....
     
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    What can I say, Peter?
    I don't know that much about these cars so we'll just need to keep an open mind, I guess.
     
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    whether or not it had the E58 originally is irrelevant if it is not there now. Just like an orig hemi car that does not have the orig engine anymore, there goes the value, at least to a purist.
     
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    ...however: for the sake of argument, it's probably a 1979 model with '78 taillights; the hood hinges are 1979 and later.
     
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    72-74 Barracuda hood sections grafted onto the Magnum. Nice try but looks off.
    I've seen many attempts to give last generation B bodies muscle car touches like scoops and 99% have looked terrible.
     
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    Seller claims the E58 is "period correct". That's scary. Where did the parts come from? Many unanswered questions. Look like a converted 2bbl car, which the data plate should verify, as would the VIN. Price seems a little high, with all of the "changes" made to the car.

    Not a really rare car, especially when new. Magnum GTs were rare, especially with the 400HO engine.

    Considering how the similar Cordoba tail light lenses separated from their housings, that might explain the possibly incorrect lenses on this car?

    CBODY67
     
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    He ran out of money buying the decals that why you only get one.

    More than likely the NHRA is a factored horsepower number because the cars probably killed the index, typical NHRA vs. Mopar.
     
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