1969 Dodge Super Bee
1969 Dodge Super Bee
The origin of the name, "Super Bee", has its basis in the "B" Body designation pertinent to Chrysler's mid-sized cars, including the Road Runner and Charger. Plymouth's Road Runner sales were enough to have Dodge Division General Manager, Robert McCurry, request a similar model from the Dodge Styling office. Senior designer, Harvey J. Winn, won a "contest" with the name "Super Bee" and a new logo design based on the Dodge "Scat Pack" Bee medallion.
For consignment a 2-owner muscle car, decked out with a code K3 respray, and tweed interior. Throw in a 440 with a 6-pack, some wide tires on the back, and you will be ready to give many a competitor a run for their pink-slip.
Navajo Copper Metallic, a 1973 color offering, now covers this straight steel with well minded gaps car. With its scooped hood, thin grille wrapped in chrome trim, and wheeled bee badge this car is looking great. Paint is excellent, chrome is good and the wrap around stripe on the trunk is all there to highlight the rear of the car, which is what most people will be seeing during their race. 15-inch polished Weld wheels wrapped in the rear with wide 31x16.5x15 rubber, and in front with smaller 215/70R15's it has a punishing stance.
This fabulously clean car does not disappoint on the interior with burlap style tweed which is custom molded and surrounds the door handle, pull, and window crank all looking excellent. Turning to the interior there is the same high standard of restoration here with the burlap tweed cloth seats (buckets in front and a bench in the rear) and nary a mark on the cloth. Dark brown plastic seat back covers, and bolster pans show slight scratches on them, but add a nice contrasting to the lighter cloth. The dash is original but has a few extra toggles and gauges added. This would include an Autometer Sport tachometer, and water volts and oil gauges hanging just under the center of the padded dash top. Excellent pristine gold carpet covers the floors and in the center of the hump is a reverse pattern Hurst shifter with a 3500 stall converter. Headliner is more tweed and is nice and tight. Even the trunk has had attention paid to it with an original checked vinyl liner, clean original spare and a move of the battery to the trunk...all well done!
Underneath the fully removable hood we are greeted by 440 cubes built by Tom Hemphill who increased compression to 9.5, installed a custom ground cam, hydraulic lifters, an MSD 6AL ignition, Brodix aluminum heads, and Kromer ceramic custom headers. On top fossils and O2 are fed by a 6-pack setup. An A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic hustles power back to a Dana 60 4.10 posi rear, and of course all this frustration is taken out on those big 31x16.5x15 Hoosiers.
Black, bold and beautiful under here with no rust, straight steel and clean, clean, clean. Super stock leaf springs keep that wide rubber on the ground and torsion bar suspension is up front. All new wiring last winter went into this car and you can see some of it snaking underneath. Also is a big 2-1/2 inch exhaust.
Our muscle car expert did the test drive on this one, and I could hear him from the confines of my office as he made his way around our Classic Auto Mall test area. This car lit right up, has a premium exhaust sound, and drives great, has smooth power and handles well despite the large to small tire ratio made mostly for straight line driving.
To sum it up EXCELLENT! Meticulous build, custom 440 engine, custom interior and stunning paint, it will not get any more SUPER…BEE-u-tee-full!
M-Medium Price Class, Super Bee
23-2 Door Hardtop
H-383 ci V8 4bbl 335hp
A-Lynch Road, MI Assy Plant
170860-Sequential Unit Number
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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