#'S MATCHING SUPER BEE, RESTO PHOTOS, ORIGINAL COLORS, LOTS OF PAST RECEIPTS
This 1969 Dodge Super Bee is one of those cars that just looks mean sitting still. With a nasty reputation, these Super Bees were low-priced street brawlers that more than lived up to their billing and today remain some of the most popular muscle cars for all the right reasons. Complete with Govier docs and a matching-numbers powertrain, it's a pedigreed hobby car that can still throw down when the need arises.
With all the wild color names Chrysler was using in the late'60s, this one has been repainted in its original code F5 Medium Green Metallic, which doesn't sound like much but when you see it in person you'll realize that this car was ordered by a grown-up. Discovering a clean, unrestored, matching-numbers, high-performance Mopar is akin to a needle in a haystack, and as a result this one enjoyed a fairly comprehensive restoration just a few years ago. The body shell was stripped to bare metal and rebuilt from there, and the fit and finish are beyond anything Chrysler could have managed in 1969. Panel gaps are quite good, the doors close effortlessly, and the sheetmetal looks like it just popped out of the presses moments before the paint was sprayed. And speaking of paint, the two-stage urethane captures the subtle gold undertones of the Medium Green finish, and it's simply dazzling in the sun. Super Bee graphics were added, including the blacked-out hood treatment and a tail stripe, and a set of hood pins give it an appropriately racy look. Nice chrome bumpers and a bit of stainless trim help with the presentation, and there's just no angle from which this car doesn't look great.
While they were built to be budget brawlers, this Super Bee keeps it all business with a handsome two-tone green bench seat interior that was probably freshened when the paint was done a few years ago; it's just too nice to be original, isn't it? It offers a correct Rallye instrument cluster complete with functional Tic-Toc-Tach, a rare and desirable option all by itself. A column-mounted shifter manages a TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission, and until you've driven one of these torque factories with this kind of stomp-and-steer capacities, you just haven't lived. An original AM radio has been installed so it looks authentic and includes the cool vertical knobs that were a Chrysler trademark throughout the '60s. There's also a well-installed aftermarket A/C system with discreet vents under the dash, so it's a cool cruiser and even the trunk is finished with a correct mat, full-sized spare, and a complete jack assembly.
The engine is the original, numbers-matching 383 cubic inch V8, which came out of the factory rated at 335 horsepower. Well-detailed when it was rebuilt in 2008, it shows a modest signs of use plus a coat of Hemi Orange paint on all the vital parts, a correct cold-air intake assembly, and a brand new alternator. There's an Edelbrock carburetor living under the massive air cleaner today, so throttle response is crisp and it's exceedingly easy to tune. The undercarriage is probably original and shows exceedingly well if that's the case, which surely comes from a life someplace warm. There are a pair of Flowmaster mufflers for that awesome sound you've always craved and it carries a sturdy 8.75-inch rear end that's up for some fun. Cool Magnum 500 wheels are the best possible choice and now wear 255/60/15 Dunlop radials.
Matching-numbers Mopars are about as blue-chip as you're going to find, with this one ready to start having some fun while it appreciates. Call today.
- Air Conditioning
- AM Radio
- Numbers Matching
- Power Steering
- Vinyl Interior
- Galen Govier Documentation
- Maintenance Records
- Owner's Manual
- Restoration Photos
- Exterior Color
- Medium Green Metallic
- Transmission Spec
- A727 Torqueflite
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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