When it comes to Mopars, genuine Hemi cars tend to command all the marbles. That is, regardless of condition, they fetch a big price in both restored and unrestored condition. When those vehicles also come with numbers matching powerplants, prices go higher still. That’s why I’m not surprised to see a $107,000 ask for this project-grade 1968 Dodge Super Bee here on eBay, which comes with its original 426 Hemi and 4-speed manual transmission.
While that price is indeed a tall number, this particular car comes with a number of other assets. It is largely rust-free, with solid floors and trunk, and only minimal rust-through in the lower quarters. The original engine and transmission are out of the car but included; some engine components are missing, including the carbs, engine bell housing and both exhaust manifolds. Interestingly, this Coronet was purchased new by a doctor in Washington, D.C. – apparently, the doc wasn’t interested in a luxury vehicle!
The car has had only two owners, and it sounds like a weak clutch is the reason this Hemi has stayed in such nice shape: the second owner had plans to hotrod it, but a slipping clutch caused him to reassess the build and put it on the backburner. Since then, it has sat in dry storage with the engine out and nothing else done to it. It is worth noting that for whatever reason, the front bench seat has gone missing, but the rear bench is still attached. The seller adds that this is one of just 31 Hemi/4-speed cars produced for 1968. If true, this Super Bee is hard to repeat.
With the engine out, key numbers are easily verifiable in terms of confirming the motor and transmission are correct to the car. As far as pricing goes, you could purchase a less powerful example, fully restored, in the $40-$60K range, so to plunk down six figures for a restoration project will take a committed Mopar enthusiast. But that J-code package makes all the difference when it comes to placing a value on a project, so it will be interesting to see whether this one sells for or near its asking price. What do you think it should be worth?