1970 Dodge Super Bee Project

2-door muscle car projects are getting harder to find every day. Cars that only a decade ago would have sold for a couple of hundred dollars are now selling for a premium. This 1970 Dodge Super Bee can be found here on eBay with a current bid of just over $2,500. While it appears this one might sell at a reasonable price, it is going to take a lot of work to get it road-worthy again. Located in Woodruff, South Carolina, this one will definitely be a big project. Take a look for yourself.

As you can see the original engine is gone. The seller does mention they have “a motor just not original.” I’m not sure exactly what that means. I would guess if the engine is worth mentioning, they would have included some sort of information like displacement, condition, or at least a photo. The empty engine bay leaves a blank slate for a new powerplant, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Of course, the presence of the original engine would be a big plus, with the engine gone, the builder won’t have any second thoughts about installing a replacement.

There’s no information in the ad regarding where this car spent its life, but you could bet it spent quite a bit of time outside. The interior appears to need a full restoration (like the rest of the car) and there doesn’t appear to be much of the original equipment that is salvageable.

The seller admits that there are quite a few issues with rust. They point out the trunk, back window frame, and rear quarters as being the worst, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there was more than that. So, what do you think of this project? Is it too far gone?

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Comments

  1. Matt G

    Looks like a discarded parts car.

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  2. Joe Machado

    The band aids add a nice touch. As if, ouch, that hurt. It’s bleeding now

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  3. Arthur

    With the trunk floor gone, this might be an opportunity for an Art Morrison or Roadster Shop chassis installation since a new floor would need to be fabricated. Hellcrate Redeye, anyone?

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  4. Al costa

    There never to far gone anymore you can buy. Just about every peice or metal for that car frame rails and all. It just comes down to how much do want to spend and can u find another one. If not then. That one is what you got to work with these days figure if it’s at least a real aupwrr bee you have that. At least. Your not starting with a coronet 318 car

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  5. Rich

    Really? This is barely a “parts” car. If you want to restore this one of these there are plenty of better ones out there. For some of us, there is as much fun in the hunt or search for good value examples of any classic as there is in the process of restoring one. Actually the search is far more fun to me. Some of these cars are like trying to create a dinosaur exhibit for the museum, and starting the process with one tiny tooth found in the desert somewhere. Not worth the effort, nor a real genuine survivor once the time and money is spent.

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  6. William

    So they have a motor, huh? Let me guess, a 2.3 from a 76 Pinto perhaps? Run boys, run fast, go home kiss your wife, and remember that a good life is all about being happy with what you already have.

  7. George Mattar

    Life is short. Buy a car that is done. Save thousands. Just the time involved to restore a pIle of rust is endless. Been there, done that. Amazing how every complete pile of crap today is worth thousands.

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