1 of 1,268: 1970 Dodge Super Bee 6-Pack

The Super Bee was launched in 1968 to be Dodge’s companion to the Plymouth Road Runner in the mid-size muscle car market. Both were initially targeted to the lower price range in the performance field and – for whatever reason – the Road Runner would outsell the Super Bee almost 4 to 1 in the latter’s four-year production run. This 1970 Super Bee has the V-code 440 cubic inch V8 with triple 2-barrel carburetors known as a “6-pack.” While this car needs some sheet metal work, we’re told it runs well and only needs help stopping. Located in Templeton, Massachusetts, this rare Mopar is available here on eBay when the first bid of $40,000 is still looking for a taker. Thanks for the find, Tommy T-Tops!

Based on the Dodge Coronet 2-door coupe, the first generation of the Super Bee was produced from 1968 until 1970. The origin of the name, “Super Bee” had its basis in the “B” Body designation for Chrysler’s mid-sized cars, including the Road Runner and Charger. The B-bodies were redesigned in 1971 so all the styling changes would carry forward to the Super Bee. But declining hot car sales and other reasons led Dodge to consolidate its nameplates in 1972 and the Super Bee was dropped. In four years, just over 56,000 Super Bees were built compared to the nearly 200,000 Road Runners made during the same time frame.

Super Bee production in 1970 was 15,506 units and – of those – only 1,268 copies would have the big-block with a 6-pack (it produced 390 horsepower). A few others were also ordered with the 426 Hemi (at 425 hp). So, the relatively low production numbers put the Super Bee 6-Pack in rare company today. We’re told this one is numbers matching except for the automatic transmission. The car’s build sheet has survived along with the cowl tag to help verify authenticity. The automobile is said to run well but stopping is not its strong point.

Some prior rust work was taken care of in the trunk floor years ago. The rest is said to be decent although some corrosion can be found in the bottoms of the doors and under the vinyl top. We don’t see much of the interior, but the headliner at a minimum will need attention. As a witness to the number of other Mopars in the seller’s garage, he has more projects than time, so apparently, this Super Bee is the odd man out. A video of the Dodge running is available on request.

Comments

  1. RoughDiamond Member

    Looks like the “Super Bee” decal on the driver’s side quarter glass held up better than anything. I imagine he’ll be keeping this one. I never have understood why Seller’s will invariably picture their better vehicle(s) in the listing photos which confirms the vehicle actually for sale is the crapper of the bunch.

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  2. Rw

    Whole lot of good stuff beside the decal

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  3. Will Fox

    Worth every dime to restore. These are approaching $100K for best examples.

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  4. Keith

    Never liked the split bumper on these. But the Charger was beautiful. Lot of people do not realize the size of these cars.At 210 inches long it is just 5 inches shorter then a full size 69 Chevrolet

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  5. Squigly

    Really only good for going in a straight line and being noisy. Oh yeah, and an investment I suppose.(if you are into that kind of thing) For me, give me a better balance all around kind of a car. I never lusted after these, even when I was young and they could be had for a song.

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  6. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    Still………not many around – rac pak !

  7. Rex B Schaefer

    Another over priced Mopar worm hole!

  8. americanpursuit

    Best and most valuable year (well, this or a ’69)…well worth the price to restore. Non-numbers trans is the only thing holding it back. Only way it’s worth more is if it’s a 4-speed or a Hemi.

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    • Bryan Tessier Member

      I have a 69 listing it soon!

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