Absolutely no offers or solicitations to help me sell my car. No trades!! 1971 Dodge Super Bee 440 6 pack auto trans. One of 69 bulit for 1971. Car has had a nut and bolt rotisserie resto. All body numbers match including VIN, fender tag, radiator support and cowl. Motor and trans match each other but not the car. 908-963-5967 8am to 8pm only, EST
Fender tag decodes the options as:
E87-385HP 440 3x2 bbl High Performance
D32- HD 727 Auto Trans
W - Coronet / Charger body line
M - Medium Price line - SuperBee Model
23- 2 door hardtop
V - 440 3x2bbl V8 385hp
1 - Model year 1971
G - St. Louis Assembly Plant
124092 Serial Number
C16 - Center Console
R11 - AM Radio
END - end of options
GF7 - Lower Body Color - Dark Green Metallic
C5F7 - Premium Bucket Seat Material with Cloth Inserts
GF7 - Inside Door Frame Paint - Dark Green Metallic
A01 - Build Date Oct 1, 1970
063424 - Order Number
GF7 - Upper Body Roof Color - Dark Green Metallic
U - Build for USA
A09 - Concealed Headlamp Package
B11 - HD 11" Drum Brakes
N96 - Ramcharger Fresh Air Hood
V21 - Black Hood Decal Treatment
G36 - Painted RH & LH Sport Mirrors
J45 - Hood Pins
J52 - Inside Hood Release
J81 - Rear Decklid Spoiler
L37 - Concealed Headlamps
M21 - Roof Drip Rail Moldings
N41 - Dual Exhaust
N42 - Dual Exhaust Chrome Tips
N85 - Tachometer
C55 - Bucket Seats
V6X - Black Side Stripe Decals
This is #349 in the SuperBee registry and is a very well optioned car for a SuperBee.
Every single nut and bolt has been restored, plated, or powder coated.
The straight body was coated with high build urethane primer, blocked, re primed and blocked again to get everything laser straight.
Then the entire body, inside and out, bottom and top were pre painted in a single stage PPG urethane F7 dark green poly metallic. The purpose of a pre-paint was to ensure paint was applied in every crevasse to seal everything in and to provide uniformity to the final color. That paint was wet sanded with 1200 on the long flat areas to remove any orange peel before prepping the body for its final 2 stage basecoat/clearcoat paint. Every removable panel was pre- painted off the car, then final assembled and adjusted prior to the final 2 stage painting. The clearcoat that was the final step was applied in 6 coats, giving plenty of material to wet sand over and over to get the car as flat and deep as possible - look at the photos, just amazing.
The motor is not the original numbers matching engine - it was swapped out many years ago with another correct 71 440-6 pack engine - and it is date coded within weeks of the car's assembly. It is as close to being the right motor as you can get without actually having the original motor. The motor totally rebuilt by Lawrence Racing Engines - a well-known and long-established engine building business, with all new internals, the original crank was cut and polished, the six pack rods were shot peened, balanced and the whole rotating assembly balanced. The heads were milled, ported and fresh hardened valve seats installed with all new valves and springs matched to the cam.
The six-pack manifold is the correct cast iron OEM Chrysler manifold - not an aftermarket replica, with the correct coded 71 carbs on it. One obvious upgrade was the addition of a Mopar performance electronic ignition for better reliability and performance.
The original 8.75 sure grip rear has a 489-center section with fresh 3.73 gears and all new seals and green axle bearings.
The original drive shaft was blasted, balanced and sent to be powder coated, then fitted with Moog HD U-joints.
The torsion bars are Mopar performance bars, again powder coated. I also kept the original bars.
In the rear, the rear axle housing was also powder coated, along with all of the spring plates, u bolts, and backing plates. Mopar performance rear springs were installed, and again kept the original six pack/hemi staggered springs.
Fresh rear brake shoes and all new hardware was installed on the rear plates.
Every line and cable under the car are stainless steel to last forever.
The fuel Tank is an OEM replacement and is also stainless steel, including the straps.
Under the car is as nice as the top, made to show but also go, and last forever.
Thousands of dollars were spent at Legendary Interiors to purchase only quality restoration materials.
This included the headliner, package tray, carpet, all seat material, dash pad, door panels. Only the best available correct materials were used.
For a radio, since the original was missing installed was OEM look Custom Autosound 300-watt unit, with Cerwin Vega front and rear speakers in the original positions. NO modifications were made, no cutting at all. The radio is made to look like an old AM radio and fit in the original space without modification, but when you turn it on, it lights up digital behind the faux am printed numbers. So, when off it looks like an old am radio, turned on it's a modern powerful am/FM with all bluetooth and add on functionality. The speakers are standard 6x9s in the original mounting spaces under the package tray, and the fronts are two small 4" speakers in a 4x10 adapter, mounted to the underside of the original center dash speaker hole. It sounds great and looks great, turn it on, the antenna goes up and the sound is crisp, clear, while appearing original.
The original 1971 headlight door motor and relay was sent out to P&G instruments to be rebuilt and work great.
I can't say enough about the time, money, and care that has been put into building this car. She shines deep and is amazing in person - the pictures don't do it justice. The sound of the engine is also amazing.