Coronet Super Bee
FULLY RESTORED, GOVIER DOCS, BIG BLOCK 383 V8, AUTO, FACTORY A/C, A+ BEAUTY!!
Everyone was building muscle cars in 1969, but Chrysler elevated their game to an entirely different level with cars like this 1969 Dodge Super Bee. Bargain-priced with a long, long list of options, they could be just about anything a buyer wanted (and could afford), and with a big block under the hood, there wasn't much else on the street that could hang with the big, bad 'Bee.
For collectors, nothing adds value like authenticity, and this Mopar has matching-numbers, interesting specifications including factory A/C, and a cool original color combination. It's also nicely restored to factory specs and is Galen Govier certified. The code Y3 Cream paint has been duplicated using modern finishes, so it looks great and will be easy to maintain, and there's no question that the bright hue attracts a lot of attention simply because of its subtlety. Add a set of correct black bumble bee stripes around the tail and a cool tan vinyl top and almost everyone will recognize this as something unique on the street. Details like the side scoops on the quarter panels were purely for show, but that's what Chrysler did best in the '60s and it's part of why these cars are so popular today. The Super Bee was a bit more upscale than the Road Runner, with its shiny chrome bee emblems and on this car, the details like the bumpers and grille are in fantastic condition. There's a reason this is a show-winner.
The interior was originally equipped with a bench seat, so that's what it carries today. Wearing fresh seat covers, it represents the combination of affordability, performance, and comfort that these cars embodied, a winning formula for Chrysler for many years. The seats are actually quite comfortable and supportive, and with a column-mounted shifter, it's truly a 6-passenger car. Factory A/C is a pretty big deal in a car like this, but it seems that was the lone upgrade. There's a set of Rallye gauges in the dash and a factory AM radio high in the center, so they resisted the urge to upgrade everything, which is smart on a car with such a strong pedigree. The cavernous trunk was big enough to haul your gear to the track on weekends, and this one carries a correct mat and full-sized spare on a plain steel wheel.
The matching-numbers 383 cubic inch V8 has a few subtle upgrades that add power but don't call a lot of attention to themselves. Among them are an Edelbrock carburetor and upgraded mufflers for a bit more attitude, but those are virtually invisible changes. I like the way Hemi Orange engine paint looked against the Cream engine bay and there's no need for chrome dress-up on an engine that's dressed like this. That big A/C compressor dominates the engine bay, but this sucker was built to run and with less than 2000 miles on the restoration, it's sorted, tuned, and ready to rock. The TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission is also numbers-matching and original to the car and has been rebuilt as well. The underside shows a few very minor signs of use, but it's only a few hours away from being ready to show. Magnum 500 style wheels look great against the high-visibility paint and wear correct F70-14 redline tires the way it would have in 1969.
Nicely finished and very unusual, this is a fantastic pedigreed Super Bee that can be driven and enjoyed while it appreciates. Call today!
- AM Radio
- Numbers Matching
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Steering
- Galen Govier Documentation
- Transmission Spec
- A727 Torqueflite
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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