Plum Crazy: 1970 Dodge Super Bee Street Machine – Sold?

by | Jul 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Free For All Friday

August 19, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

The name for Dodge’s badge-engineered version of the Road Runner, the Super Bee, was not based on the insect. It was a play on the fact the car was based on Chrysler’s “B” body Coronet.  We just spotted what appears to be a street machine version of a 1970 model originally listed in July 2021 on Craigslist in Blanchester, Ohio (Cincinnati) by the child of the owner who is helping him sell it. With no description provided, we can’t confirm whether this car is a tribute or a modified version of the real thing.  With a $40,000 asking price, we’re assuming it’s the former because that price falls four hundred dollars below the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $40,400.  Interestingly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the asking price falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $37,100 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $55,300 before factoring in adjustments.

Dodge produced the Coronet-based Super Bee as its low-priced full-size muscle car for three model years between 1968 through 1970.  For the 1970 model Dodge stylists gave the Super Bee a redesign featuring a twin-looped front bumper that Dodge Public Relations referred to as “bumble bee wings”.  In addition to the new looks, engine choices, and “ramcharger” hood carried over from 1969, the 1970 cars featured a new variant of the bumble stripe, optional high-back bucket seats, a steering column-mounted ignition, and a “pistol grip” Hurst shifter on four-speed models.

We came across this 1970 Dealer filmstrip on the YouTube channel that provides a great overview of Dodge’s non-Challenger muscle car lineup for that year:

Since the seller’s offspring is not highlighting whether this is car is a true Super Bee, we’re going to assume is it’s a nice 440-powered tribute car in a great color you can have a lot of fun cruising around in all summer.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“I’m helping my dad selling all his toys please if you have any questions feel free to contact me.​

Show or go: what would you do with this Dodge Super Bee street machine?  Comment below and let us know!


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