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Solid Roller: 1969 Dodge Super Bee

When you’re in the market for a B-Body project, some cars tick more of the correct boxes than others, but if you happen to already have a spare motor and transmission at your disposal this 1969 Dodge Super Bee here on eBay might be a really good candidate to pursue.  Chrysler introduced both the Plymouth Road Runner and Dodge Super Bee back in ’68, and while the former was a highly-successful budget-minded muscle car, the Coronet-based Super Bee didn’t enjoy the same level of success, but in comparison, they’re rarer now than their Plymouth counterparts.  If you’re wanting to get your hands on this one, it’s located in Uniontown, Ohio, with bidding currently resting at $14,600 and the reserve still not reached.

It seems this Dodge was originally equipped from the factory with a 383 and an automatic, but both components are now gone, with the seller claiming to have no idea where they went, so they were obviously MIA before he acquired the car.  The good news is the engine compartment appears to be in pretty good order, so if you’ve got a 383 or maybe a 440, things are probably not all that far from ready to drop it in.  The driveshaft is gone too, but hopefully, the rear-end gears are still intact.

The Super Bee is said to have been in storage since the late nineties, and it’s also claimed to have been a southern car with very little rust present.  Although there are a few dents and dings, the body seems like it’s at a very good starting point for restoration, with some attention already given to the driver’s side quarter panel.  The vinyl top is original and still looks nice, and it looks like some work has also been performed around the rear window.  As good as this body comes across overall, it makes me wonder what car was so much better that made somebody want to steal its drivetrain!

Unless just a driver is all the next owner is going for, the interior is going to need some refreshing too, but for the most part, it appears complete.  But some excellent news comes from down below, as the undercarriage is said to be solid, and we get several photos that all seem to support this claim.  Even the doors look OK underneath, and this one sure seems a lot better in the structural department than many B-Body projects looking to exchange hands nowadays.  What engine would you put in this one?  Would you keep things mostly stock, or go the resto-mod route?

Comments

  1. Avatar photo Harvey Member

    Easy on gas.

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  2. Avatar photo Sprbzzz

    It’s got a shifter, but not trans?

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    • Avatar photo bone

      You just unbolt the linkage , its not uncommon to leave it in the car

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  3. Avatar photo Oldschool Muscle

    For me its decent for a daily driver i would drop in a 383 and a transmission clean it up a drive around town…

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    • Avatar photo Grant

      Daily driver, to where? To the Senior Center to play Bingo? Obviously not appropriate for modern traffic or economy. Daily driver, only if you have no where to go on a regular basis. Anyone with a real job and responsibilities is going for a Tercel.

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      • Avatar photo The Other Chris

        Not everyone lives very far from work. I drive 8 miles a day to/from work. On my own timeline more-or-less. With disc brakes in a lot of areas and in good tune this works fine. Not everyone works downtown Chicago or NYC.

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      • Avatar photo MTBorst

        Grant not everyone drive a foreign job. Some of us drive big diesel trucks. Some drive even bigger trucks to deliver your food and gas. Many of us think EV is a waste because it’s just a cover up of burning fuel to find material for batteries ! Mining equipment is no joke when it comes to burning fuel. In other words. Some of us would drive classic muscle cars every day , not rice burners.

        Like 8
      • Avatar photo bone

        Yeah, find a Tercel around . Id bet there are more ’69 B body Dodges left on this earth than all the Tercels ever built . And its an insult on this site to say anyone with a real job and responsibilities would drive POS bottom of the barrel Toyota ; I’m sure many guys on this site alone have a “fun” car they drive all the time

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      • Avatar photo MoparMike

        Grant, Have you finished those TPS reports yet?

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  4. Avatar photo scooter8

    used to teef MOPAR parts back in da day. never a drive shaft though!…well; if i needed a U joint…maybe? on the highway to hell.

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    • Avatar photo Mr Meowingtons

      Tell im, Mr Muscle!!

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    • Avatar photo Randall

      Odd, what’s the point of this gibberish?

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      • Avatar photo 370zpp Member

        Randall, he is speaking “Chrsfl”.

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      • Avatar photo Randall

        Chrsfl?

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      • Avatar photo Doug Fritzinger

        “Chrsfl” Chrysler Fool ???

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      • Avatar photo Randall

        Ahhh, learn something everyday!

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  5. Avatar photo Oldschool Muscle

    Daily driver for me. Enjoy your trash Tercel…And I have a real job.TOOL!!!!

    Like 23
    • Avatar photo David Sawdey

      Right on Old School!! Mopar or no car!!

      Like 7
  6. Avatar photo Roland

    Needs a lot of parts to get it back together. As a daily driver I would include power disk brakes no matter what is put under the hood. It could be interesting to put a 3.6 with an 8-speed auto. The one in my pickup is rated at 305 HP and gets low 20’s on the highway with 4WD not engaged. I have to think in this “Bee it would do better and have about the same power as the original 383. Maybe add a blower, just for fun….

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    • Avatar photo Terrry

      It would be a challenge to get all the electrics needed for the 3.6 and trans to run in this Super Bee.

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      • Avatar photo MTBorst

        No, it would not. One of my neighbors has work for a place fitting new electronic engines in New old style hotrods. Computers and all.

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    • Avatar photo Jon

      It would cost as much to drop a 3.6 in it as it would a 392 hemi. You’d be a dummy to choose option 1

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  7. Avatar photo Chrissy Taylor

    Hahaaa! Lol! 😂

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  8. Avatar photo Hammer

    MOPAR , more optional power after recline. 🛠

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  9. Avatar photo Hammer

    Red line , stupid smart phone! Lol

    Like 3
  10. Avatar photo Leslie Martin Member

    I like it. First of all, nice to see a B body that is not completely rotted for a change. Secondly even though it’s a Super Bee it’s a completely blank slate. So you could build it any way you want. You could source a used 383 and 727 cheap and do the minimal driver resto. Or go all out and put in Magnum Force suspension, and swap in a Gen 3 Hemi.

    I’d probably go the later and go full the full restomod route, but re-do the original Super Bee livery. I’d probably never recoup the investment of the build. But what a cool full custom ride that you drive anywhere, and have a lot of fun with at cars and coffee events.

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  11. Avatar photo FrankD Member

    No motor, no problem. Poof, your an EV car.

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  12. Avatar photo Robert West

    He wants solid daily driver money for a car that you get NO engine or transmission with the deal. I’ve always wondered why people yank the engine out of a desirable car knowing that the minute he loses possession of the original drivetrain that the car won’t be worth nothing compared to an all original example.

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    • Avatar photo Doug F.

      Some young kid probably threw a rod out the side of the block in 1986 or something. Then his buddy convinced him to sell him the transmission. And here we are!

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  13. Avatar photo CenturyTurbo Coupe

    No engine and transmission…hard pass!

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  14. Avatar photo Brian Fabre

    Wow,from a Super Bee to a Turdcell. If it were not for irresponsible but dedicated gearheads and enthusiast, the muscle car and now their value would never exist.For those too young to understand, Detroit Michigan, good Ole U.S.A. made automobiles! If you’ve never experienced the roar and torque of an American V-8. Remember, these cars were made when gasoline was cheaper per gallon than we pay for water now! I refuse to own a rolling bandaid box for my transportation. Some people still enjoy to drive and drive an auto that still rips down the road. I hope someone someday will allow you to experience what I am speaking of!

    Like 4

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