Dodge first launched its successful Charger in 1966 and by 1971 the company introduced the third generation version of the car. The new design incorporated a new split grille and a more rounded “fuselage” body style. The hidden headlights that made the second generation Charger such an icon were now optional. A rear spoiler and a “Ramcharger” hood were new options. This hood featured a pop-up scoop mounted above the air cleaner controlled by a vacuum switch under the dash.
As part of the redesign, Dodge merged its Coronet and Charger lines; all four-door B-bodies were badged as Coronets and all two-door B-bodies as Chargers. Thus for one year only, the Super Bee became part of the Charger lineup, after which it was discontinued. The 1971 model year was also the last for the 440 Six-Pack engine, which could still be mated to either a 4-speed manual transmission or the Torqueflite 727 automatic featured here.
The F7 Dark Green over Green Cloth example presented here is a rotisserie- restored 75K, highly optioned example. The seller states that this car is one of only 99 ’71 Charger Super Bees equipped from the factory with the 440 Six Pack option. The seller honestly reveals that while not the original engine, the current engine in the car is a correctly date coded ’71 440.
This example came factory equipped with many desirable options both inside and out. Exterior options include power steering, power brakes, hidden headlights, “RamCharger” hood and hood pins, and spoilers both front and rear. Interior options include center console and cloth seats.
Its clear from both the description and the photographs that the seller went to great lengths not only to restore this car but also to install subtle upgrades that improve the car’s drive ability. The undercarriage picture below provides a glimpse of the detail put into this car.
The seller has the car priced market correctly at $69,800. You need to read the seller’s ad to appreciate the quality of this car’s restoration. This classic originally listed on Craigslist in the fall of 2019.