Take a close look at this magazine ad for the then-new Dodge Magnum GT. Were they clueless to the difference between a Dodge and a Plymouth? Using Lietzke made sense. By , these kids were growing up and ready to move into more mature cars, cars like the Dodge Magnum GT. The ad copy reinforces the message: Ever wonder what happened to the kid who used to burn up 11 th Street?
Magnum GT was a rare muscle machine for Dodge
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With its Charger moving from muscle machine to personal luxury car, Dodge hoped to keep its place in the performance market with a new model for , the Magnum XE. It was initially made to replace the dying Charger as the B-Body muscle car for Dodge. However, Dodge got cold feet over the radical front-end styling and hung onto the slow selling Charger for , just in case. The original plastic thermoquad carb was warped as most do in time , and so I decided to go for Performance with an Edelbrock Performer Aluminum 4bbl Intake and cfm Performer carb. The seller also changed the speedometer, from the original 85mph unit to a NOS and police-certified mph version.
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The Dodge Magnum is a nameplate used by several Dodge vehicles, at different times and on various markets. The name was first applied to a large Chrysler B platform -based 2-door coupe marketed from to sold in the United States  and Canada. From the to the model years, the nameplate was revived for a Charger-based station wagon on the rear-wheel drive Chrysler LX platform , produced in Canada and sold on the American and Canadian market. In Brazil, the Magnum was a top of the line version of the local Dodge Dart , produced from to From to Dodge marketed a sporty two-door K-car as the "Magnum", with an available turbocharger engine from on.