Incredible Survivor: 1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee A12

It doesn’t matter whether or not your vehicle preferences lean towards all things Mopar, any muscle car enthusiast would have to respect this 1969 Dodge Super Bee. The reason is that every claim made by the owner is documented and verifiable, and this is potentially one of the most original examples in existence today. The owner, who lives in Suffern, New York, has decided to part with the Super Bee, so he has listed it for sale here on eBay. Bidding has now reached $47,600, and with the reserve having been met, the car is set to head off to a new, and very lucky, owner.

The car wears its original Spring Green paint, and like every other aspect of the vehicle, the originality has been verified by Galen Govier. The White Bumble Bee stripes are also original, as is all of the external chrome, trim, glass and the wheels. It looks like the spare tire sitting in the trunk might also be original. Rust is not an issue with the car, as the good people at Ziebart did their best work on the Dodge before it left the Donahue Motors dealership in Freeport, Illinois. The owner supplies an incredible array of photographs of every aspect of the car, and it is as clean and solid as you are ever likely to find. There is no rust to be found anywhere, and the underside of the car is spotless.

The interior of the Dodge is probably even more impressive than the exterior, and once again, it is completely original. The Black trim looks perfect, as does the carpet and dash. No-one has taken the opportunity to add any aftermarket extras in there, and it looks as good as the day that it rolled out of that Illinois showroom. On top of all of the goodies that were part of the Super Bee options pack, the original owner decided to tick the boxes next to the interior Light Group, the AM radio, and the “airfoam” front seat. The Rally gauges look really nice and features that awesome Tic-Toc-Tach. It is easy to understand why the interior is so spotless when you consider the fact that the Super Bee has an original and documented 24,994 miles on its odometer.

Okay, this is where things get truly serious. This is a full, numbers-matching car, and it includes a tasty selection of options. Forget the 383, because the original owner ticked the box next to the 440ci Six-Pack. With 390hp to burn, this is sent to the original Dana 60 rear end via the original TorqueFlite transmission. Throw in power steering, along with all of the suspension upgrades that come on a Super Bee, add the optional Police Handling Package, and this is one tough car. Once again, the presentation of the engine and its surrounds is close to perfect, and the paperwork that is included with the Dodge is pretty amazing as well. The original Window Sticker, along with the Owner’s Manual, the original Title, original Invoice, and a collection of photos documenting the work undertaken to return the car to an operational state after years of inactivity, are all included with the Dodge.

This 1969 Super Bee is something pretty special, and its originality is extremely impressive. Working on the theory that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” I’ve included a number of photos below, just to show how nice this car really is. With that in mind, do we have any readers who might be thinking about bidding on this amazing car?

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Comments

  1. Jack M.

    I worked at a factory in the summer of ’77 as a student. The biggest stoner of the plant had one of these in dark green with a black wing on the trunk. He drove it every day of the year, rain or snow included. When I went back in the summer of ’78 he had traded it in on a brand new 1978 Camaro Z28 fully loaded.

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  2. slickb

    I need to wipe the drool off my keyboard…
    WHAT A CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll take two

    Like 18
  3. TimS Member

    Great color. I’m glad it was preserved but it was obviously built to be driven and if I had the money, that’s what I’d be doing with it. Conserving it, but driving it.

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  4. J_Paul Member

    That seems like an awfully low reserve for a very impressive car. If I had the means and space to build my own collection, I would want this one very badly.

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  5. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    Nice but don’t think the over spray below the rockers is factory….weren’t they still dipping bodies ?

    • Ron

      Not aware of any manufacturer ever doing paint jobs by dipping the body in a paint vat, maybe rustproofing but not paint jobs…

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  6. JW454

    In 1975, I had a ’69 Roadrunner this same color. Black interior and a black vinyl top w/ a 383/4 speed. Dang! I miss that one.

    The featured car would be on the short list if I hit the lottery later today.

    Like 6
    • Angrymike

      I don’t know, if I hit the lottery I’m thinking I’d go for either a 69 Hemi Road Runner, or an A-12 Road Runner, in black of course. I have a legend lime Mustang, but this green has always been a bit much for me. If I couldn’t find a black 69 Hemi or A-12, it would have to be Hemi Orange.

      • Kem Hayes

        I had this same car, it was painted course flake Aztec Gold, but where it chipped I could see it was hemi orange. Had column shift auto, 4:10 Dana. Like a damn fools I sold it for $600 in the 80’s.

  7. Poptheclutch

    That blacked out hood
    Looks bad ass!

    Like 6
  8. Boatman Member

    crvette is the seller. Isn’t he/she a Barnfinder?

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  9. jeff

    nice car VERY reasonable price IF original guy at a specialty car store near me had a 70 s bee 383 4 speed listed for 49995 I don’t know what eventually he got for it but it is apparently gone

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  10. Arthell64 Member

    What’s not to like?

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  11. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Airfoam front seat?

  12. Steve

    Like slickb said, “I’m drooling!”

    Like 1
  13. 8banger Dave Member

    What’s that funny looking solenoid thingy midway down the left of the intake manifold?

  14. bigdoc

    Awesome car

  15. Comet

    WOW! I’m green with envy!

    Like 1
  16. Troy s

    Must of been a nightmare having one of these pull up behind you back when they were new, freakish looking car. Very clean machine here.

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  17. TimM

    Really clean nice looking car!!! The only thing that could have made this bee sting a little more for me would be that pistol grip 4 speed!!!

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  18. Del

    Bidding up to 66 grand.

    Wow. Nice car.

    Been cherished.

    Like 2
  19. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    Another car that we’ll never find out if it sold or not and for how much.

    The dreaded “item is no longer available” strikes again.

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