A customized 1932 Muroc roadster, Magnatude is actually a custom of an old Foose design Chip worked on in 2001. Muroc's were steel-bodied rollers with independent suspensions that were made available for sale by Kugel Komponents. Loosely based on the Boydster II, Chip Foose and hot rod illustrator Thom Taylor worked on the original Muroc body design. Marcel DeLay of Marcel's Custom Metal in Corona, California, fabricated the productions bodies. Chip and Kugel designed the frames and Kugel component parts can be found throughout the vehicle. Only 20 total production vehicles were produced, 10 with fenders and 10 without.

Jerry Magnuson, owner of Magnatude, bought a fendered Muroc Roadster from Kugel Komponents when they were first available, mostly using it as a test vehicle for his successful Magnacharger supercharger program. He made a few upgrades, such as hidden headlights in the front fenders and an engine blower with built-in inner-cooler. When it came time for Jerry to finish the vehicle, he contacted Foose Design.

At Foose, the vehicle had its body smoothed and aligned. The suspension components and rear end were reshaped. Chip designed custom one-wheels and a two-tone butterscotch and champagne paint scheme. Jim Griffin installed the Chip Foose designed interior and all new custom trim was added. Signature styling pieces including the pedals, interior door panels and gauges all featured Muroc badging.

Magnatude was named the 2010 Goodguys Street Rod d'Elegance.
Owner: Jerry & Maureen Magnuson
Vehicle: 1932 Muroc Roadster


Frame / Manufacturer: Custom Frame by Kugel Komponents
Wheelbase: 116"
Rearend / Ratio: Kugel Komponents / 3.73:1
Rear Suspension: Kugel Komponents Independent
Rear Brakes: Wilwood
Rear Shocks: Kugel Komponents ProShock Coil Over
Front Suspension: Kugel Komponents Independent
Front Brakes: Wilwood
Front Shocks: Kugel Komponents ProShock Coil Over
Master Cylinder: Kugel Komponents
Steering: Rack & Pinion - Fiat
Front Wheel Make, Size: 17" x 7" Custom one-off design by Chip Foose
Rear Wheel Make, Size: 20" x 10" Custom one-off design by Chip Foose
Front Tire Make, Size: Pirelli Scorpion PZero
Rear Tire Make, Size: Pirelli Scorpion PZero
Gas Tank: Aluminum Stainless Steel custom


Make: Magnacharged LS1 Chevrolet V-8 built by Kenny Duttweiler
Displacement: 347 ci


Make: Tremec six-speed manual transmission
Shifter: Customized GM modified by Magnuson


Body Style / Material: 1932 Muroc Roadster / Steel
Body Manufacturer: Marcel's Custom Metal (Corona, CA)
Hood: Aluminum
Grille: Dan Fink
Bodywork: Foose Design Team
Paint type / Color: BASF Butterscotch Pearl with Champagne Metallic
Painter: Charley Hutton
Headlights / Taillights: HELO/BMW Singlebeam / LED Surrounding License Plate
Bumpers: N/A


Dashboard: Custom by Jerry Magnuson
Insert / Gauges: Digital
Stereo / Speakers: Kenwood Marine
Air Conditioning: N/A
Wiring: American Auto Wire Kit modified Pete Morell
Steering wheel: Foose custom, patterns by Jerry Magnuson
Steering column: Limeworks
Seats: Custom
Upholsterer: Jim Griffin Interiors
Material / Color: Buckskin Tone Leather Interior
Carpet: Aircraft