Go Mango In This 1970 Dodge Super Bee “Post”

This 1970 Dodge Super Bee is a claimed rare, one-of-1,710 “post” cars made in desirable Go Mango paint with bucket seat interior. While its numbers-matching 383 is long gone, the Super Bee does come with a correct, date-coded 1970 383 engine that is fairly close in proximity to the original, and a non-matching 727 automatic of unknown origin. Based on what I’ve seen online, this Super Bee is a well-optioned example of a rare post car. Find it here on eBay with bidding at $5,500 and no reserve.

As you may know, my automotive interests tend to skew towards 80s imports – which is why I was fascinated to learn from a work colleague that muscle car enthusiasts tend to salivate over cars with B-pillars, which is the exact opposite of what I’d expect. One of the reasons I love my E36 M3 convertible so much is because the B-pillar disappears with the windows down; the sentiment is different for a car like this.

A few articles online confirm that the logic behind ordering a post car run the full gamut of excuses, including the fact that an owner didn’t want his kids in the backseat having the ability to roll the windows up and down (as they could in a two-door hardtop model, apparently). No telling what drove the first buyer of this Super Bee to seek out a post car, but the production numbers indicate not many were sold.

I found this article on the Mopar Connection magazine website which indicates a Super Bee post car with bucket seats and a console is pretty rare bird. The subject car of that article had a gator grain roof added, which this one does not – but that’s about it. While I’m sure our Mopar experts can confirm if this Super Bee is approaching holy grail status, there’s no doubt it’s an excellent restoration candidate.

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Comments

  1. Arthell64 Member

    I like the 1970 dodge but I prefer a hardtop. I only like a post in a 55 chevy.

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  2. JACKinNWPA JACKinNWPA Member

    Post or no post I like me the 1970 ‘bee the best. I think it’s because of the headlight surrounding bumpers and the power bulge hood. Add the orange paint on this one and I call it a must have. And yes I would rock the day 2 slots!

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    • Ian C

      I agree with everything you say here.
      Also I ran vintage ET slots on my ’73 Javelin as well. Finding the true older ones is beginning to be difficult.

      Too bad this one is so far gone. I am sure it was a jewel in its day.

  3. Boatman Member

    I’m a little confused about the “post” designation. To me a post car has a full frame door.

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    • J_Paul Member

      “Post” cars have a B-pillar, while the hardtops have an uninterrupted expanse of glass—especially noticeable when the windows are down!

      That said, the B-pillars on this era/body style of Chryslers are really subtle, much more so than some other brands of that era.

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  4. Gaspumpchas

    the body doesn’t look terrible but that underside is real bad, Is that a torsion bar anchor ripped out, cant tell for sure?? rails look crusty also. might have been in high grass or up to its rockers in mud..Fixable, but it depends on your level of dedication. Sure would look good back in orange. Hope it gets fixed. Need to get a GOOD appraisal. BTW, friend just got an appraisal on a 68, thru ebay, where the car was for sale, 300 for the appraisal, and the front frame was cracked 3/4 of the way around. Tough when you cant look at it yourself. Caveat Emptor!
    Cheers
    GPC

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  5. OIL SLICK

    RUN aWAY FAST

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  6. FordGuy1972 FordGuy1972 Member

    It’s my understanding that post 2-doors were lighter than 2-door hardtops. A hardtop needs extra body strengthening, meaning more weight, than a post car where the B-pillar adds to the body strength with less weight. Less weight means more speed. Maybe it’s not true of all cars but it sounds plausible. Just what I’ve heard and read.

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    • Miguel

      Isn’t it also better for a high horsepower car as the body twists less?

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  7. RocketRide

    Right on point FordGuy 1972. Same holds true for 66 Olds 442’s. Posts are lighter.

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    • AMXBrian

      The same is probable true on the other side of it. Convertibles are heavier because they have added strength in the floor to make up for the lack of roof structure,

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      • treg forsyth

        True, I also heard hard top hemi cars used a convertable body with a roof added, less twisting and cracks, etc.

  8. Del

    I never saw a fender tag.

    was there one.?

    No fender tag reduces value by 1/2

    The entire underside is a rusty mess.

    Cannot even guess resto costs.

    Avoid

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  9. Dave

    not a bad project, but why all the pics of the driver’s side and none of the passenger side? That usually means something to hide.

  10. Ted

    Ouch………this car is being held together by memory. No pix of the real rot…run like the resto zombies are after you……….

  11. tyrusfortney

    This bee looks exactly like the one I owned in 1983 in ann arbor michigan. I sold it from midas muff shop on washtenaw ave. I loved that car.this has to be it. Oh yes the pass side quarter has lot of dough lol

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