This numbers-matching 1971 Dodge Super Bee is one of only 2889 built in '71 with a 383 and a heavy-duty automatic transmission. Wearing a coat of correct Bright Red paint and all the proper decals, it's a super clean and highly unusual piece of muscle car history that is largely overlooked by collectors today. Laser-straight bodywork is especially critical on the fuselage styled cars, and you can see from the unbroken curves on this one's flanks that the bodywork has been extremely well done. The paint is beautifully done, and combined with the black vinyl top and black Super Bee stripes, it's an aggressive-looking package that didn't disappoint Mopar fans in 1971. It also sports cool details like the unique hood treatment with 383 Magnum markings, as well as the Super Bee logo. The chrome is very good throughout, and it's obvious that someone spent a lot of money making this one of the nicer Super Bees we've seen in a long time.
The spending didn't stop on the interior, either. Instead of a tattered original interior, you'll find a beautifully restored black bucket seat driver's compartment that looks spectacular. With fresh seat covers, new carpets, and a lot of new components throughout, the interior matches the standards set by the rest of the car. However, this has apparently always been a clean, well-maintained car, and I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the door panels and dash pad were original pieces-they have a nice patina but no damage or fading. The gauges all work, although the original Tuff Wheel is showing its age. The only notable upgrade inside is the addition of a Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo head unit, but it has been thoughtfully installed under the dash instead cutting up the dash to fit it in the original location. Nice!
Power comes from a nicely detailed, matching-numbers 383 that delivers 300 horsepower. Hemi Orange was still on the engines in '71, and looks just right in the Super Bee's engine bay. Topped by a black wrinkle finish air cleaner with reproduction Magnum decals, it looks like it might have in 1972 or '73 after a summer or two of cruising. Power steering is included, and a set of beautiful stainless headers add a few extra horsepower. The transmission is a heavy-duty TorqueFlite, driving an 8.75-inch rear. The floors appear to be original, wearing a circa-1971 coat of undercoating material, and the engine exhales through a pair of DynoMax mufflers that sound amazing. And the Chrysler Rallye wheels are still some of the best-looking early performance wheels of all, especially when they wear sporty BFGoodrich T/A white letter radials.
With a matching-numbers big block under the hood, a fantastic Bright Red paint job, and a handsome interior, this Super Bee is more than worthy of carrying the name. If you're tired of seeing the same old cars at every cruise night and car show, try this one on for size and call today!
This vehicle is located in our Atlanta, GA showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.