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Forget The Durango And Buy This 2k Mile Dodge Magnum SRT8 Instead



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Enthusiasts love high-performance wagons and this 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8 will likely pull at their heartstrings.

Set to be auctioned by Mecum next month, the car is in “highly original condition” and has spent most of its life in a climate controlled storage facility. As a result, it has only been driven 2,169 miles (3,491 km) in the past 14 years.

There’s no word on why the car wasn’t driven much, but the Magnum is in excellent condition as it’s Inferno Red Crystal Pearl paint job appears flawless and there aren’t any signs of rust or damage.

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The interior is immaculate as well as it doesn’t look like anyone has ever used the two-tone sports seats with red contrast stitching. While it’s heavy on cheap plastic, the cabin also features a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a sunroof and an infotainment system with GPS navigation. Of course, the real coup de grâce is a cargo capacity of 71.6 cubic feet (2,027 liters) which is a bit less than the 2021 Durango’s 85.1 cubic feet.

Besides the roomy interior, the Magnum SRT8 has a 6.1-liter V8 engine that produces 425 hp (317 kW / 431 PS) and 420 lb-ft (569 Nm) of torque. It’s connected to a five-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the rear wheels.

This allows the wagon to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in the low five second range and run the quarter mile in around 13 seconds. That’s slightly slower than the 2021 Durango 392 which hits 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.4 seconds and can run the quarter mile in an NHRA-certified 12.9 seconds.

While the old timer can’t keep with up younger whippersnappers, the SRT8 featured a number of upgrades over lesser Magnums. Among the changes were a Brembo braking system and a sport-tuned suspension with retuned springs, Bilstein dampers and beefier anti-sway bars.

There’s no auction estimate, but the 2006 Magnum SRT8 originally started at $37,995.

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Picture credits: Mecum

Updated: December 18, 2020 — 11:46 pm

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