Scat Pack Spring Special: 1969 Dodge Super Bee

I don’t doubt that we will have plenty of readers who would find the idea of slipping behind the wheel of a classic car that can deliver a sub-15-second ¼ mile ET to be an attractive proposition. When the vehicle in question also presents exceptionally well, that is nearly enough to seal a deal. That is the case with this 1969 Dodge Super Bee. It is by no means perfect, but it is a stunning-looking driver-quality car that needs a new home. If you love your Mopar products, you will find this one located in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and listed for sale here on eBay. The bidding has raced past the reserve and currently sits at $38,000.

This Dodge makes a stunning visual impact in its Code R4 Performance Red. The seller admits that a previous owner treated the vehicle to a repaint in this original shade in the 1980s. The paint wears a few minor marks and chips, but it remains highly presentable for a driver-quality classic. It shines beautifully, and it covers flawlessly straight panels. Probably the best news for potential buyers is this classic’s lack of rust problems. The seller provides some detailed shots, and this classic appears to be rock-solid. The floors and frame are spotless, with none of the corrosion or rust that can commonly beset these vehicles. All of the original features that were part of the “Scat Pack”  option remain intact. These include the Ramcharger hood, chrome hood pins, and the special hood paint treatment. The external trim is in excellent condition, as is the glass. This Super Bee rolls on a set of Magnum 500 wheels that are as spotless as the rest of the exterior.

Lifting the hood of this Dodge reveals A 383ci V8 that should be punching out 335 HP. With a four-speed manual transmission sending all of that power to the 8¾” rear end, this classic should demolish the ¼ mile in 14.4 seconds. I would love to tell you that this Super Bee is numbers-matching, but unfortunately, I can’t do that. A previous owner replaced the original motor with a 383 of 1971 vintage. The seller believes that the previous owner also treated that V8 to a rebuild, but he holds no documentary evidence to verify this. He has recently added a new Edelbrock carburetor, and that is just the start of the work that he has performed to return this classic to a mechanically sound state. The entire braking system, from the master cylinder through to the lines, hoses, and remaining system hardware, has been replaced. There is a rebuilt three-core radiator, while he has also performed extensive work on the suspension. Throw in a new fuel pump, fuel filter, and other components, and it’s easy to understand why this classic is ready to hit the road immediately.

When we open the doors and look around inside this Dodge, we are confronted with an interior that presents well for an original survivor. It is a sea of Red vinyl, and it appears to be pretty impressive. There is no appreciable wear or physical damage to the seats or other upholstered surfaces, while the carpet shows no evidence of fading. The dash and pad are in excellent condition, and the factory radio still occupies its rightful place. The original owner equipped the car with a Rally gauge set, but there are a couple of additional gauges mounted under the dash to monitor the health of the V8 under the hood. There are no other aftermarket additions apparent in the supplied photos. This interior needs very little and could be used with pride if we consider this Super Bee as a driver-grade classic.

While it may not be perfect, this 1969 Dodge Super Bee still presents exceptionally well. Its needs are minimal, and the new owner could drive it untouched. Treating it to a light cosmetic refresh would lift its overall presentation to the next level. With what you’ve seen, would you follow that path, or would you drive it as it currently stands? Personally, I couldn’t resist the urge to hit the road immediately. If you feel the same, I could hardly blame you.

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Comments

  1. Melton Mooney

    Looking at this car, there’s only one thing I’d like to change… the size of my shop.

    Like 14
  2. Fahrvergnugen Fahrvergnugen Member

    Even Santa wants this for a new slay…um, sleigh.

    Like 12
  3. Don Eladio

    Nice, but for that kind of number it would have to be numbers-matching to be a good investment. Too bad.

    Like 2
  4. BleedNRed

    I would much rather have this vehicle than the Plymouth Superbird posted today.

    Like 19
    • Shuttle Guy

      Amen!

      Like 4
  5. KarlS

    Maybe more rare than the Road Runner and maybe more beautiful. Love it.

    Like 9
  6. Frank Member

    Very nice and worth it!

    Like 3
  7. Howie Mueler

    This Super Bee looks Super nice.

    Like 6
  8. DARRELL G LAWRENCE

    I had a gold ’69 and loved it. Tan leather interior and reverb under back window shelf. These cars handled better and felt lighter than the GM and Ford competitors. Got rid of it for a L71 Corvette.

    Like 2
  9. Shuttle Guy

    Rake it and put some N/50’s on the back. No need to tub those Supper Bees. Lift the front a little and go “Old School.” I’ve owned two and I kick myself everyday I sold them.

    Like 4
  10. Jace F.

    I’m not even a MOPAR guy and this car looks beautiful!

    Like 3
  11. George Mattar

    Nothing better than red on red. Love this car. Very detailed description. Life is too short for a $125,000 GYC job. Drive this and enjoy. When you die, your SUV driving kids, like my three, will sell it for $1,500 because they just don’t understand and buy a new useless Audi. And yes, far better car than the white Stupidbird in PA.

    Like 6
  12. Ralph

    Had a 69 383 4 sp.Hurst, buckets for my first car. Also owned, wrenched on a few of the same era Road Runners. Miss my Bee the most of all of them. The only way to describe a good running MOPAR from that time was the words: beast or animal…My 69 could break into a 12.90 et with nothing but a cam, and open exhaust, on bias ply tires. Every time I see one this nice my tiny brain tries to figure out how to have real fun again vs how to afford to eat now that I am an old fart…Always thankful to have had my 69, and the wonderful memories from that time. BTW my granny gave me 500 bucks for my first car in Feb. 74. My yellow Bee was exactly that much. Seemed like a sign from God the day I found it at the local Chevy dealer. Thanks granny.

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  13. Melton Mooney

    my 6 pack car had that same goofy gooseneck shifter in it when I bought it. Some sort of dealer option from what I understand.

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    • Ralph

      Actually the shifter was from the factory with the weird curve in it. The Road Runners also had the same shifter. Not sure if it was an option or standard shifter. Just knew mine had HURST stamped into it. Do you recall ever seeing a different shifter than the curved ones in the SB or RR during the 68 to 70 model years? I can’t. Maybe one of the hard core MOPAR guys will know more.

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      • Dave

        I remember a guy from Michigan that drove a 1968 Coronet 500 with a 383 2bbl and 4 speed. The shifter seemed ridiculously long, like that in a pickup truck. I think that it had a reverse lockout.

      • Melton Mooney

        The vast majority of the 68-69 b-bodys I’ve seen have the typical round steel handle with flats at the midpoint for the HURST engraving and pushes/snaps into the shifter mechanism. It looks and is contoured much like the 4sp handles in a 69 camaro except around 3 inches longer. The shifter handle in my old superbee, similar to this car, was flat steel and bolted to the mechanism. It was 2-3 inches longer than the ‘regular’ mopar shifter, which kept the knob off the bench seat if you had short legs. It didn’t have any countour that moved the knob towards the driver side like the ‘regular’ handle.
        Probably a lot more than anyone cares to know.

  14. KARL

    Dodge R4 is called Bright Red, not Performance red – Where do you come up with these names ?

  15. DON

    The interior door panels should have been painted the darker red to match the dark interior , but that wouldn’t be too hard to redo . I’m not usually a fan of red cars, but this is one beautiful car

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