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Lot 6
1970 Dodge Super Bee 440-6
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CHASSIS NO: WM23V0G155059

• Documented with broadcast sheet
• V-Code 440 “Six-Pack”, four-speed with pistol grip Hurst shifter
• Authentic FJ5 Sublime Green exterior
• Documented rotisserie restoration
• Factory Ram Charger hood; A33 “Track-Pack”
• Three-time Mopar Nationals Best in Show winner


Documents

70 Super Bee Broadcast Sheet.pdf
70 Super Bee Suggested Retail Price Label.pdf


440 cid V-8 engine, 390 HP, 3X2-barrel Holley carburetors, A833 four-speed manual transmission, torsion bar independent front suspension with shock absorbers, live rear axle with semi-elliptic rear leaf springs, power-assisted front disc brakes with drum brakes to the rear; wheelbase: 117”


At the dawning of the 1970s, muscle car mania was in full-bloom and for those at Dodge, it was “game-on”. 1970 would mark the last year the Super Bee was part of the Coronet series, for which it received a major makeover in the front-end styling. Presenting what has to be one of the most aggressive looking front grilles ever seen on any American car, it features a pair of chrome loop bumpers Dodge promoted as “Bumble Bee Wings” that encompassed the quad headlights and air intake grilles. While the more pedestrian Coronet models also adopted this menacing look, it seemed right at home on the performance oriented Super Bee. In the center for the front-end design was a chrome Bumble Bee emblem, fitted with helmet, goggles, smoking exhaust pipes and racing wheels; it showed that this model was built to go fast. The already proven “440” V-8 with optional triple Holley two-barrel carbs which had been introduced mid-year 1969, returned with several improvements including redesigned connecting rods with a wider beam cross-section and high-tension oil-control rings. Still officially rated at 390 HP, the “Six-Pack” from Dodge was a force to be reckoned with on the street or on the strip.

Maintained by the original owner through 1978, this car was put in storage for 20 years and then treated to a full, documented rotisserie restoration. This Super Bee has been maintained in a climate-controlled environment and used very sparingly for the past two decades. Dodge offered several high impact colors for their performance models and one of the most visible and vibrant colors was Sublime, code FC7, of which this Super Bee was finished in from the factory. To complement the exterior finish, the gleaming white vinyl bucket seat interior was selected and, when combined with that exciting paint color, captures all the excitement of the “Swinging ‘70s”. However, there is so much more to this car than just its physical appearance. Under the hood sits a date-code correct 440 cubic-inch big block that was replaced under factory warranty in September 1970. After restoration, it was taken to the Louisiana Mopar Nationals where this Super Bee was awarded Best in Show honors. Coming back to this same event the next year, it again took top honors and just for fun in 2009, it returned one more time and captured its third Best in Show trophy.

Showing under 45,000 miles on the odometer, which are believed to be from new, it is turn-key ready and able to present awesome performance for a most envious audience. It is well-appointed starting with a full set of instruments including the combination Rallye tachometer/clock, the factory installed “Music Master” AM radio, variable speed windshield wipers, “space saver” spare tire with proper jack and tool and a rear window defogger. Plus, there’s the really good stuff like the 15” Magnum 500 wheels wearing a set of fresh Goodyear “Polyglas” tires, the Hurst “pistol grip” shifter for that heavy-duty four-speed and the all-important original “N96” Ram Charger hood. For icing on this cake, there is the A33 “Track-Pack” Dana 3.54:1 rear axle. In 2013, this Super Bee was treated to a mild freshening, checking all the electrical systems with a complete professional rebuild of the carburetors. Since that time, it has been quietly resting waiting to hit the show circuit once again where it can “wow” a brand-new generation of enthusiasts.

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