For Sale: 1979 Dodge Magnum in Mesa, Arizona

Vehicle Description

Style, rarity, and affordability all combine on this 1979 Dodge Magnum XE. So as you look over everything from the V8 power to the A/C interior, you'll discover a cool coupe that knows how to stand out.


This was the first series that ever used the Magnum model name, and this does a great job of conveying the premium and forceful image the title carries. After all, it has the long hood and crisp design that instantly announced this was a personal coupe made to own the road. Plus, those retractable translucent headlight covers were a finishing touch that looked like they were pure style. And while these were a signature piece, their true purpose was to help cheat the wind for NASCAR races - just like the Dodge Charger Daytona a decade prior. And just like those special Chargers, these first-gen Magnums have rarity on their side, too, with production lasting only two model years. This example is presented in its factory-correct Sable Tan Sunfire Metallic. It's an older respray that's good for a driver's classic, but those wanting more of a stunner may use the value price to invest in some upgrades. Of course, it already comes with distinction with a refined style seen in details like the opera windows and the way the grille subtly continues under the headlights and around the side. And the tan half vinyl top coordinates with the pinstripes for a pure vintage cool appearance.


The full tan interior is a well-preserved time capsule. So it loves to impress, right down to details like the AM/FM radio with 8-track, trim buckles in the seats, and the courtesy lights that greet you when you open the door. This has the size that you can easily share it all with family and friends. And everyone will happily go for a ride in this luxury coupe that has features like cold-blowing air conditioning. But even when you're just going solo, this Magnum is terrific. You have the individual comfort of a fold-down armrest to give you bucket-like comfort, and your seat power adjusts to the ideal position. All the controls are built around you, and it feels great with a three-spoke steering wheel and full readouts with large speedo and tach. You even have features you don't find on many 1970s machines, like cruise control.


In a coupe this vintage so far, it's great to see such an honest and correct engine bay. This 318 cubic-inch V8 is great for torque, which gets you off the line with confidence. And this one runs smoothly as a well-engineered Mopar should. Plus, you have all the right easy cruising features with the Torqueflite A727 three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes w/discs up front.


When you have a rare coupe loaded with features, it makes for all the best kinds of vintage distinction. So when it's also offered at a value price, you know this is a deal that will be moving soon. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Dodge Magnum
  • Listing ID: CC-1571028
  • Price: $13,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Dodge
  • Model:Magnum
  • Exterior Color:Sable Tan Sunfire Metallic
  • Interior Color:Cashmere
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:75965
  • Stock Number:2431-PHX
  • VIN:XS22G9R236442

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Streetside Classics - Phoenix
614 East Auto Center Drive Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85204
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