Solid Project: 1969 Dodge Super Bee Hardtop

While there might be a lot of work required to whip this 1969 Super Bee back into shape, there is surprisingly little rust in the vehicle. There are both positive and negative points to the car, which is located in Valley Center, Kansas, but there seems to be enough of the former to encourage a few people to bid on the car. You will find it listed for sale here on eBay, where bidding is currently sitting at $5,445, but the reserve hasn’t been met. With only a relatively short time left on the listing, it will be interesting to see whether the car manages to creep over the line, or whether it fails to sell.

The Super Bee started life finished in Medium Green Metallic, and interestingly, the original owner chose to delete the stripes. The car looks to be fairly straight, and while the photos aren’t the best, they seem to indicate that this is the worst of the rust in the vehicle. The rest of the floors look solid, as do the rockers and quarter panels. One other positive is the fact that the original Ramcharger hood is still present on the car, and it looks to be in pretty reasonable condition. The original air cleaner is also present, meaning that the unit is largely complete.

The Super Bee rolled off the line in 1969 equipped with a 383ci engine and an A-998 Torqueflite transmission. The bad news here is that both of these items are now long gone. In their place, there is a lot of empty space. The owner says that he does have a 383 and automatic transmission of 1970 vintage if the next owner is interested, but doesn’t indicate whether these are included in the sale, or whether they will need to be purchased separately. I would probably be inclined to grab these and hold them as back-ups if date correct items can’t be secured.

There’s not a lot that we can see of the interior, but it does look like there are some pieces there. The rear seat will need a new cover, while the owner also has a pair of high-back bucket seats that go with the car. The best piece of news is that the dash is basically complete, which means that the Rallye gauges are still present, along with the switch for the Ramcharger.

Is this a project car that you would be willing to take on? The fact that the rust is so limited is a real positive. The fact that the original engine and transmission are missing is a blow. While it has the potential to become a desirable car again, what do you think the reserve will be and do you think that the owner will achieve it?

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Comments

  1. Rock On

    A 998 transmission came in AMC products. I’m guessing that this car probably rolled off of the assembly line with a 727 Torqueflite.

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  2. RoughDiamond

    My ’68 Road Runner was super solid except for the trunk looking similar to this one. I remember raising the trunk lid and seeing this big gaping hole and the top of the gas tank and was like what in the heck happened? I figured it was a bad trunk seal. Is this common with these years of MOPARS? I know of only two instances where this has occurred, this Super Bee and my Road Runner.

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  3. Ron H

    This car has been ‘clipped’ aka sectioned at some time in its life. Note the red engine compartment and the green wheelhouse in the trunk. There is a weld across the floor in front of the rear seat riser that goes over the driveshaft tunnel and up the right inner rocker as you look at the interior picture. So I don’t know if the body tag goes with the car you would be buying.

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    • chryco Member

      I thought that too when first looking at the ebay pics and then I remembered I had a pic of the same section of the floor in my 66 Satellite which is the exact same floor pan as the 69. Same “welds” are there as well, Lots of caulking so it looks kind of messy. My 66 has all it’s original body. This car has had a lot of work and still needs a lot, but it’s worst fault is the color schitzo paint,

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    • John B

      “IF” it was clipped, it’s likely from the firewall/front framerails/inner apron.
      The fender tag is F5, which is for green poly which matches the floor pans and inner wheel wells.
      The tale of the tape would be confirming the front core support numbers vs the vin as well the back trunk rail numbers vs the vin.
      Likely something going on but is 50 yrs old

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  4. Terry Bowman

    I see a lot missing here(including the interior) and multi colors on the body(parted car). The 383 Super Bee was not the desired Super Bees as the others. It shows it being stored in a garage, but I’m sure at one point in it’s life it was stored outside with possible no deck lid or opened. The upper trunk on these have a one inch or so raised lip, where the weather strip rides, so water does not usually come in from this point, unless from a driving rain. Another probable cause could be from the rear window lower corners, where water sits and eventually rust out and then drips in the trunk. The question about rust, I see patch on the doors and Quarters and I’m sure the rear window has the same. I believe the bid of $5,445 is already topped off by $1,000.00.

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  5. TimM

    Very fixable car and desirable enough to put the money into!!! It always amazes me that cars such as this one keep being found!!!

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  6. Woody

    Available drivetrain should be part of the deal with a repairable Mopar! This car will appreciate in value,lots of hours and cash but could be very nice project.

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  7. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    Auction ended with reserve not met at $7,000.

    Should have taken that money and ran to the bank.

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