The video we posted of this ride on FaceBook has legs and they be running – fast. It struck a chord with our fans and we though ya’all might like a look at it too. The star of this video is a Muroc Roadster dubbed “Magnatude”. It was originally sold by Kugel Components. Only 20 of this beauties were ever produced; 10 with fenders, 10 without. The body was hand fabricated by Marcel, designed by Chip Foose with Jerry Magnuson doing a lot of the wrenching. Magnuson purchased one of the 10 fendered Murocs with the intention to use it as a test vehicle for his Magnacharger supercharger program. He and his team worked on the Roadster for six years. At that point he turned it over to Chip Foose. At Foose, the vehicle had its body smoothed and aligned. The suspension components and rear end were reshaped. Chip designed custom one-off wheels and the two-tone butterscotch and champagne paint scheme. Just a few more deets on this baby: it’s powered by an LS-1 Chevy with a intercooled Magnacharger (of course!), that’s married Tremec 6 speed which all rides on a custom Kugel chassis. The Carson top is chopped. Jim Griffin did upholstery with tunneled seats. And there are countless other subtle tricks that you just have to see for yourself.
I’d have to say that collaboration really paid off, the year it debuted it won 3 GoodGuys titles! FYI that’s a record! This ride is still getting tons of attention and was a real star at this year’s SEMA show.
From all of us here at KruzinUSA.com we wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Till the next time – Keep on Kruzin!