With an asking price of $50,000, this show-worthy Super Bee could have a permanent home in your driveway.
Dodge knows how to build muscle cars – as exemplified by the 707-horsepower (527-kilowatt) Hellcat offering available on the Charger and Challenger. But nearly 50 years before the Hellcat twins were tearing up the streets, Dodge introduced the Coronet Super Bee. It was a high-horsepower, no-nonsense, quarter-mile car based on the Plymouth Superbird.
It made its debut at the 1968 Detroit Auto Show, and though it shared a number of cues with the Superbird on which it was based, the Super Bee was more aggressive, slightly heavier, and available with either a 383 Magnum V8 good for 335 horsepower (250 kilowatts), or a 426 Hemi good for 425 horsepower (317 kilowatts). But most importantly, it was offered in Plum Crazy Purple straight from the factory.
The example seen here wears that purple finish with pride. Under the hood is the standard 383 V8 good for 335 horsepower (250 kilowatts), paired to a four-speed manual transmission with a Hurst shifter. The car has driven just 40,993 miles (65,971 kilometers) since new, and It’s up for sale on eBay with an asking price of $50,000.
It’s one of just 15,506 examples produced new in 1970, and with the four-speed manual gearbox and hard top equipped, it makes it that much more rare. It’s in pristine condition – likely having spent most of its time in a climate-controlled garage – and was given a full Galen Govier inspection and decoding.
The exterior paint and chrome work is up to show car quality. The black vinyl interior, meanwhile, looks like it was just installed yesterday. Even the wood-rimmed steering wheel and dash show very little signs of wear and tear.
The car was expertly restored a number of years back and has remained in excellent condition since then. Sixteen days are still left on the auction – but you better move quick, classic muscle cars like this don’t stay unsold for long.