Lot : Dodge Super Bee
Although inter-brand rivalry had been rife within GM for many years, it did not come to Mopar until 1968 with the introduction of the Dodge Super Bee. A direct competitor to Plymouth's Road Runner budget muscle car, both based on the platform of the Coronet, the Super Bee was released in spring 1968 at a price of $3,027, some $131 over the Road Runner. Curb weight was nearly identical, and both used the same engines, with almost identical performance, although the Super Bee borrowed the Rallye gauge package from the Charger over the Road Runner's specification. The standard engine was the 335bhp four-barrel 383 cid V8 'B' spec. high-performance unit with cylinder heads, camshaft and induction system from the Magnum 440. The 426 Hemi was the only optional engine but, at nearly $1,000 more, it clashed with the budget nature of the Super Bee. Heavy-duty suspension, brakes and four-speed manual transmission with Hurst Competition Plus shifter were all standard. Low price did not mean low profile; the Super Bee had bumblebee racing strips circling the tail with a big Super Bee emblem hovering on the rear flanks. For 1969, the pillared coupé remained largely unchanged, save for the introduction of a 'Ramcharger' cold air induction system and new badging and graphics.Believed to be one of the lowest mileage and most original '69 Super Bees extant, this 'Citron Yella' example is complete with matching number 4-barrel 383 cu in V8, tan interior and matching vinyl roof. A California-ordered car complete with factory air-conditioning, the c.28,000 miles recorded are believed to be genuine and the car is supplied with its original dealer broadcast (order) sheet, detailing all the specifications and options from new.
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