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A 1969 Dodge Super Bee That You can Afford
September 16, 2023
This 1969 Dodge Super Bee was recently featured on Hagerty’s YouTube valuation show, The Appraiser. Only 258 of Mopar’s monstrous HEMI 426-powered Super Bees were produced out of the 25,727 that were built with the 383 engine.
The world of vintage Mopars is full of fascinating information, gorgeous muscle cars, and, above all, powerful V8 engines. However, they are very expensive. However, this 1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee with a 383 cubic-inch engine is one you might be able to afford.
The 383 4bbl was the Super Bee’s most basic engine; it was an entry-level muscle car. That is what makes it a realistic dream, though. This 1969 Dodge Super Bee, which is particularly nice, was recently featured on Hagerty’s YouTube valuation show, The Appraiser. The Dodge Super Bee’s existence was relatively brief, as we discussed during yesterday’s Michigan barn find. It was only produced between 1968 and 1971, with the final model year being a Charger, if you exclude the contemporary LX sedan version. Dodge continued to use the Bee name for a number of rebadged Dusters after 1971, known as Mexican Super Bees, even though Bee production had ended.
Regardless, along with its sister vehicle, the Plymouth Road Runner, the Super Bee was one of the most well-known Chrysler B-Body models. This 383 cubic inch entry-level V8 was capable of 335 horsepower. The HEMI 426, which produces 425 horsepower, was obviously used in the halo version, while the mid-spec version used the 440, which had a “Six Pack” (3x2bbl) making 390 horsepower. Hagerty notes that only 258 of Mopar’s monstrous HEMI 426-powered Super Bees were produced out of the 25,727 that were built with the 383 engine. There is a significant value gap between them as a result.
Having said that, you can’t help but fall in love with and want to purchase the car. It’s a car that was reportedly made in California and has only had four owners. Even though this Bee spent most of its time in good weather and was a Dodge from this era, it is well known for rusting, and its rear wings have succumbed to the disease. Nothing too concerning, though. Beyond that, it offers excellent choices. Although this has a 383 and was fully optioned, the Super Bee and Road Runner were both entry-level muscle cars. The N96 air grabber hood and the F6 metallic green paint, a color that complements every Mopar, enhance its exterior beauty. Magnum wheels are also a great choice.
The Super Bee’s interior is equipped with a console, what appear to be original bucket seats, a floor shifter, a wood wheel, and a functional radio.