Muscle Machines cover car with a 6 1/2 page spread. It made their
top ten list of the "World's Fastest Muscle Cars". These special
ordered A12 performance package cars were only available mid year
which is why they are referenced as 69 1/2s. They were all made on
just 2 days- either March 29th or April 26th. The package included
a performance built 440 with a 6-pack, ram air lift off hood, h.d.
trans, 4.10 Dana rear, h.d. suspension, h.d. drum brakes, black
steel rims with performance tires and more. Only 1,907 were built
total ever. Only 826 were hardtop 4-speeds.
This one has undergone a meticulous rotisserie restoration.
Documented with an M in the vin, original build sheet and fender
A previous owner of this car found our ad and emailed us. Here is
what he had to say: I was the original owner of this car during and
after restoration by Smothers Super Cars in Owasso, OK. The write
up and the video are spot on and it is one of the nicest Bee's you
will ever come across as a driver and something you can take to the
track on the weekend. Nice to see all of the pictures which does do
the car justice.
EXTERIOR: The body is laser straight, panels fit right. It was
repainted it's original Bright Red color using premium Spies Hecker
paint. It was given 3 coats of primer, 3 coats of color and 4 coats
of clear. It was wet sanded with 1,000 and 2,000 grit paper in
between each coat. The paint is about 20 years old and has proven
itself. The finish is red glass! The light weight fiberglass lift
off hood is in mint shape. We have a new set of prop rods to
display the hood lifted up. The Bumble Bee stripe is a cool accent.
The vinyl top looks new. All the chrome looks like new- bumpers,
vent window frames, handles etc. The stainless trim was
straightened and polished. The glass is exceptionally clear. The
weatherstrips and seals were all replaced. The grill, tail panel
and lenses are mint. These all came with 15 inch painted steel rims
with chrome lug nuts. Each one is wrapped in reproduction redline
INTERIOR: Restored like new from carpet to headliner. Down on the
floor are bright red carpets with embroidered Super Bee mats. The
seat cushions feel firm, the upholstery fits tight and looks new.
It has complete set of factory red seat belts. The inside metal is
painted slick. Door panels, armrests, handles and cranks were
replaced. Headliner is mint without a single wrinkle, dome light
works. The dash area is restored like new. It has the optional
Rallye gauges with tachometer. The gauges are all functional, even
the clock. The knobs, bezels, steering wheel, heater controls,
glovebox are all mint. The factory radio has been rebuilt with an
FM stereo conversion. There are new speakers in the factory
locations. The best part is that Hurst shifter sticking out of the
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: The motor has been professionally rebuilt to
the performance specs. It looks like it left the factory. On top is
the correct Edelbrock intake and 3 Holley carbs. The carbs are
restored and working properly. It has correct ram air system.
Detailed with correct plug wires, hoses, clamps, battery etc. Every
thing looks proper- wires are run neatly, battery is secured, horns
and squirters are hooked up. The engine bay is clean metal painted
gloss red. The vin on the core support matches the car, the
original vin tag is attached.
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Detailed and complete. The metal is all clean
with a gloss red finish. New rubber mat and weatherstrip. It is
complete with a restored spare and jack assembly.
UNDERSIDE: This car was on a rotisserie so the bottom could be
restored like new. The chassis and components were completely
removed. You can tell every grommet, nut and bolt was replaced or
restored. The bottom of the car was sandblasted to bare metal. It
was then prepped and correctly painted with slop gray primer, red
overspray from the body and a small amount of undercoat. The
chassis was entirely rebuilt and painted semi gloss black. The A12s
were treated to a heavy duty suspension: aka the police handling
package. This included bigger torsion bars, sway bar, hemi leaf
springs and more. They all came with h.d. 11 inch drum brakes. The
brake system was restored, the e-brake is hooked up. Fuel system
was replaced including the tank, straps, lines etc. The exhaust has
cross over pipe and correct tips. Looking up at the motor it is
clean, has a high torque starter. There is a Lakewood scatter
shield attached to the correct A-833 4-speed. They installed a
Centerforce dual friction clutch. In back is the correct Dana 60
rear end with 4.10 sure grip gears.
The A12s are a significant part of the muscle car history.
Practically a factory built race car. Very sought after today. I
don't think I'm stretching the truth when I say a red, 4-speed
Super Bee may be the most desirable of them all. The magazine is
cool because it tells the story of the car which most cars loose
along the way. This is worthy of any collection!
I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for
virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant
amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my
professional impression of the vehicle.
Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure
your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do
a walk around video that explains the car's condition in
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