1969 Dodge Super Bee A40 “Scat Pack”

Chrysler’s mid-sized “B Body” served as the foundation for a number of epic muscle cars including the Plymouth GTX and Road Runner, the Dodge Coronet R/T, and one that derived its name from the platform:  the Dodge Super Bee. This particular 1969 Dodge Super Bee in Bradenton, Florida seeks a new owner here on Sarasota, Florida craigslist where $12,500 makes it yours. In addition to the Super Bee package, Dodge’s slightly upscale answer to the budget-performer the Road Runner, this one also has the Scat Pack option package. Thanks to reader Ikey H. for spotting this hard-to-miss EK2 Go Mango or possibly EV2 Hemi Orange ‘Bee (thanks to maxwedge.com for some details).

Rust has increased trunk ventilation and indeed the seller reports this Dodge “Needs quarters, trunk and doors replaced due to rust.” The Super Bee package included the rear black stripes you see here plus an angry wheeled bee graphic in the side circles. The Scat Pack added hood pins, three-speed wipers, and “special” tires.

The Scat Pack also added this twin-snorkel “RAMCHARGER” hood providing fresh air to the 383 cid V8. This version of the 383, shared with the Road Runner, gained power with parts borrowed from the 440 parts bin. Super Bee shoppers looking for more sting had only one other choice:  the legendary 426 cid street Hemi. While most manufacturers of the day painted their engine compartments black, the Chrysler products sprayed body-colored here as well; plus one for Mopar Style.

The Scat Pack added a whopping $152.55 to the cost of this ‘Bee. Note the nifty “RED STREAK TIRES” listed among the (partially obscured) Super Bee package details. How about those 14 inch wheels? I think you can get those on a Prius today. The $39.30 for an automatic transmission and 3.23 rear axle gears suggest the buyer wanted some flash and fun, but not crazy tire-smoking sideways drifting fun. After all, gas was 35 cents a gallon! For $12,500, will you put the sting back in this ‘Bee?

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Comments

  1. 71FXSuperGlide

    $12,500 seems a like a reasonable starting price, given the options, but there are no real clear shots of the mentioned rust areas.

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  2. R Soul

    Gotta love e the duct tape on the bottom of the left quarter panel.

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    • James

      Super rare “silver streak” option! I’ve only ever read about it; I’ve never actually seen a production car with it!

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  3. Woody

    This classic is worth saving due to paint color,options and Scat-Pac! If you know any body work or tin repairs,this is where money is saved to own a mean looking Super Bee 383!

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  4. Matthew Van Leer-Greenberg

    I agree with 71FXSuperGlide. This is most definitely a reasonable price for a Super Bee, even with a bit of rust. As compared to other Mopar’s that have graced this site, this one can be obtained at a reasonable price and restored.

    My only problem is that the seller did not provide any pictures of the undercarriage of the car. While it looks like one of the quarter panels needs restoration, I am assuming that as you look deeper into this car one will find more rust.

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  5. CCFisher

    Is the “Bee” for the chrysler B-body, or for the B-series engine under the hood? I’ve heard both explanations.

  6. local_sheriff

    Cool Bee project with desirable factory options .This one even seems to have a realistic price, seller even claims it’s ‘negotiable’. IMO far cooler Mopar than the overrated Chargers advertised at out-of-this-world entrance fees

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  7. Steve S

    If I had the money and if it had the 426 hemi and a 4 speed manual transmission instead of the 383 and the automatic transmission

  8. ctmphrs Member

    if,if,if

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  9. 12nv Rich

    I agree on reasonably priced. I would negotiate price, buy her, make it road worthy, and drive it like a rented mule. You could park it anywhere without worrying about scratches and door dings. You could take it to car shows and not spend 1 minute on detailing or prep. I bet at the show you would get more attention then you think. In my opinion there is a new movement coming called Ratty muscle.

    • PatrickM

      Too many bent items, twisted/crumpled hood…leads me to believe twisted frame. Too much rust, no underside pics. Too much $$$. Would make a nice local stock car.

  10. Gaspumpchas

    as you guys said need more pics. Good price and the guy said its negotiable.

    Good luck to the new owner.

    Cheers
    GPC

  11. Matt

    Here’s my modern scat pac 392 hemi with 6 speed stick

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