`70 Dodge Super Bee 440 Six Pack: From the High Water Mark of the Muscle Car Era!

February 27th, 2020

My out-of-state clients recently engaged me to conduct a pre-purchase appraisal and inspection of this 1970 Dodge Super Bee two-door coupe. The Super Bee, just like Plymouth’s Roadrunner, was supposed to be Dodge’s budget-minded “muscle car” with a minimum of creature comforts, but with plenty of power and heavy-duty go-fast equipment. This particular example, one of only 109 built, had the optional 440 cubic inch, 390 horsepower “Six Pack” engine sporting three Holley two-barrel carburetors. It also had a four-speed manual transmission and a “Super Track Pack” Dana 60 rear differential and axle assembly with 4.10:1 gears. Finished in one of the “High Impact” colors of “Top Banana,” this car would have been capable of high-to-mid 13 second quarter mile times right off the dealer’s lot. Neat!