Plum Crazy 440+6/4-Speed! 1970 Dodge Super Bee

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The Super Bee was one of the top dog offerings when it came to the Dodge Coronet, and even though production only ran from 1968-1971 they were some pretty heavy hitters when it came to B-Bodies.  The standard engine for the 1970 Super Bee was a 383, and although the 426 Hemi was available as an option, it was cost-prohibitive for most buyers as it added so much more to the price of the car.  The engine between the 383 and the Hemi was the 440 6-Pack, with a three 2-barrel carb set-up that only set the buyer back about an extra $450, which for the 390 horsepower it got you seemed like a bargain compared to the Hemi.  The original buyer of this Super Bee chose the 440 6-Pack option, and if the thought of taking on one of these cars as a project has been on your mind, this 1970 Dodge Super Bee might be worth taking a look at.  The car is located in St. Louis, Missouri, and can be seen here on eBay with a current bid of $9,500.  There’s no reserve, so the high bidder will be bringing the car home.

The best thing about this Super Bee seems to be its pedigree.  The owner says it’s a factory 440 Six Barrel, 4-Speed, 3.54 Dana Trac Pack vehicle, and while the car’s finish hasn’t had much of an impact lately it is said to have left the factory with High Impact Plum Crazy purple paint.  Fortunately, the fender tag is still in place and it does back up these claims, with code E87 engine, D21 transmission, A33 rear end, and FC7 paint.

The worst thing about this Super Bee is just about everything else.  The 440+6 engine and the 4-Speed are long gone, as are all the parts related to the manual transmission.  The 3.54 Dana is still intact along with the K Frame Skid Plate, but there’s no driveshaft.  The body is said to have very good front fenders, although it looks like one of them may have been replaced, and the seller thinks that the doors might be useable.  Those quarters are looking like some major patches will be needed, or a better idea would be replacement panels.

The car has the correct ’70 bucket seats and 4-Speed console, but almost everything inside needs attention.  There’s a Tic Toc Tach present, but with all the contamination on the instrument panel, it’s hard to tell it’s there.  The radio, glove box door, and even the turn signal lever are all MIA.  All of the glass is intact and said to be good.

The seller provides a few photos from underneath and says that the frame rails are solid with some scaling rust but no rot.  The floorboards have rust and the trunk pan is gone, along with the gas tank.  The car comes with a clean Illinois title but does not come with the wheels and tires, so you’ll be receiving it with a set of rollers instead.  What are your thoughts on this 1970 Dodge Super Bee?

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Comments

  1. Stan

    440 six pak 4spd !

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  2. Tom

    Well here is another classic that should be off to the crusher! why bother nothing left . motor and tranny are the golden goose . this is now just a pile of forgotten metal. just put it to pasture in my opinion…

    Like 8
    • walt

      Mopar idoits pay $10-15,000 4 a fender tag/Vin #, why not wait 4 a sucker, Mopar bodies where always tinny crap then, but running gear tops

      Like 0
  3. Matt G

    So instead of NOM it is a case of NEM for Non Existant Motor!

    Like 3
  4. AMCFAN

    It is amazing one can still find former used up parts rusted away cars. Add period wheels from a swapmeet and go to the bank. For the money I would rather have a 70 Coronet with a 318 I could drive. Paint it purple. Enjoy now. What’s the use either will just sit in the garage.

    Like 2
  5. Moparman MoparmanMember

    It could be a “labor of love” for someone, but at this stage in my life, I’d rather spend the money to get a running/driving car without so many needs; no basket cases or jig saw puzzles needing assembly, LOL!
    GLWTA!! :-)

    Like 1
  6. George Mattar

    Only GYC would tackle this. Another rotted Mopar not worth the time. I too am getting too old to waste my spare time breaking off seized rusty bolts. This pile will sell for $23,000. My prediction. Let me guess Johnny Hot Rod bought this in say, 1976 at age 16 and beat it to death. I saw it happen to several Mopars when I was in high school more than 50 years ago.

    Like 1
    • stanley j kwiecinski

      My name is; Scooter hot rod. had the power bulge 70B 361cu in? 69 side scoops. looked good. Whoever owned it before me beat it half to death. I got it with a shot throw out bearing. Anson scatter shield? put a 440 in it! street raced it. It flipped from yard to street around the hood. first love.

      Like 1

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