No Reserve Driver: 1968 Dodge Super Bee

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Dodge rolled out the Super Bee in 1968, its version of the Plymouth Road Runner, which became quite popular. Both automobiles were budget-minded muscle cars, but the Dodge version always sold in smaller numbers. This first-year Super Bee wears an older cosmetic restoration but has been treated to a lot of mechanical work over the past three years. Originally a father/son project, it’s time for the Dodge to move on as another Mopar is in the works. This Super Bee is in Staunton, Virginia, and is available here on eBay where the bidding stands at $22,600.

This car got its name from the platform it was based on, the Chrysler B-body, and – because it was intended to be a hot property – the name “Super Bee” was contrived. Just as the Road Runner had a cartoon logo, so did the Dodge with its busy bee emblem. Changing times in the muscle car scene limited Super Bee production to four model years (1968-71), after which Dodge did some consolidation and realignment in its performance car stable.

A bit of history comes with this Dodge. Its second owner had the car on and off between 1970 and 2019 and the bodywork, paint, and interior it wears now is from that period. It was done better in some places than others and the age of the exterior work is starting to show. It has a bit of rust in places but is certainly quite presentable in its current form. The car is dark green inside and out, especially the roll-and-tuck-interior which is something you either are into or you’re not. So this is one Green Machine!

The seller bought it with his father in 2019 and that’s when the mechanical changes began to appear. This is not a numbers-matching Dodge if that’s a deal-breaker for you. The car has a freshly rebuilt 383 Hi-Performance V8 under the hood that dates to 1967. Quite a few performance upgrades were accomplished when the motor was swapped, i.e. a Summit camshaft, TCI Streetfighter changes to the automatic transmission, front disc brakes with a new master cylinder, aluminum radiator, rebuilt steering column, new battery, an engine wiring harness, and the list goes on.

Unfortunately, the father part of the team passed away and the seller doesn’t have the time or interest in carrying work on the Super Bee any further. The seller believes the mileage to be 70,000, so with the work done so far, this Dodge should have plenty of life left. Super Bee production shadowed that of the Road Runner in ’68 with just 7,844 copies of which 4,783 would have had the 383/TorqueFlite combination. If you’re looking for a 1960s muscle car that doesn’t have endless production numbers, this Dodge might be great to show for a while and worry about the bodywork later.

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  1. jimbunte jimbunteMember

    Cool car, looks like a great driver.

    But that interior…

    Like 20
  2. joenywf64

    A dark green that is just fine, inside & out!
    I notice this very nice car on the front is wearing the very inexpensive tho good looking Douglas tires made by Kelly Springfield only for Walmart. On the walmart website, look at any size douglas tire & read the huge # of one star reviews for laughs. Tho there are a lot more good reviews. Some say they blow out on gravel! lol But these tires seem to be doing just fine in this driveway. They could be a somewhat older douglas version, tho – which is good.
    Could some batches of tires today be good & others bad? Not sure if these are made in China. If that car was by me, the 1st thing i would do would be to ck the date of the tires, ck for cracks & run my hand all around the tread to see if smooth(no separating belts). Then ck out the car. I was thinking of getting 4 Douglases for a car that is driven only 200 miles a year.

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    • Marty

      Kelly Springfield tires are made by Goodyear also.

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  3. Bud Lee

    I like these better than Road Runners . Green is my favorite color .

    Like 6
  4. Rw

    That’s diamond tuck,Russ.

    Like 8
  5. angliagt angliagtMember

    Stauton,Virginia is pronounced “Stanton”.

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    • James Cobb

      Don’t even try to tell them how to pronounce Norfolk.

      Like 6
    • Joe

      It is called tuck and roll upholstery , which this is not. This is a diamond stitched interior. Most people I knew in the 70’s did this to their interiors cuz it was cool back then.

      Like 0
  6. RobA

    That fender tag isn’t original. It is a repro. The tire code is missing altogether in the bottom row!

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  7. CCFisher

    With apologies to the late Carol Channing, diamonds are not a Charger’s best friend.

    Like 3
  8. Shawn

    A very cool car. I love Super Bees, and this green is just spot on. Even the green of the interior is cool, but I’m not a fan of the diamond tuck, yikes. I thought this one might be the car tied to the Facebook story everyone is posting about the unknown guy who wanted to buy a green Super Bee at the owners funeral, and instead of selling it the family had it wrecked with a forklift and crushed. Good to see this one wasn’t that story.

    Like 2
  9. CCFisher

    Oops… Super Bee, not Charger.

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  10. 67Firebird_Cvt 67Firebird_CvtMember

    Wouldn’t a new aluminum radiator be silver?

    Like 2
  11. 370zpp 370zppMember

    I like it just the way it is, well except for the cheesy tires.

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  12. Bob

    I ran Douglas tires on my 1964 Galaxy 500 for years. They could be purchased at most any tire shop in my area. Never had a problem.

    Like 2

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