This clean-looking 1970 Dodge Super Bee is one of only 5737 built
in '70 with a 383 and a heavy-duty automatic transmission. Wearing
a coat of light yellow paint and all the proper decals, it's a
super clean and highly unusual piece of muscle car history that is
largely overlooked by collectors today.
Laser-straight bodywork is especially critical on the restyled 1970 Dodges, and you can see from the unbroken curves on this one's flanks that the bodywork has been extremely well done. The paint is only a few years old so it still looks fresh, and combined with the black Super Bee stripes, it's an aggressive-looking package that didn't disappoint Mopar fans in 1970. We don't know the color, it's not quite bright enough to be Top Banana, but we have to admit we like the contrast of the soft color and brutal performance waiting underneath. It also sports cool details like the unique chrome bumpers that frame the front grilles, as well as the Super Bee logo on the quarters. This one also carries hood pins, fender-mounted turn signals, and proper red accents on the tail panel. The chrome and stainless trim is very good throughout, including the wheel arch moldings and bumpers, so it looks great hammering down the road.
The spending didn't stop at the exterior, either. Instead of a tattered original interior, you'll find a beautifully restored black driver's compartment that looks great. With correct seat covers, the interior matches the standards set by the rest of the car, although the carpets are showing a bit of age. Other components like the door panels and headliner are in good shape as well, showing crisp detailing and brightwork that's the hallmark of a good restoration. The gauges appear to be original and in good condition and the column shifter is a nod to the Super Bee's affordable mission. The only notable upgrade inside is the addition of an AM/FM/CD stereo head unit, which powers speakers stashed unobtrusively throughout the interior. Nice! There's also a neatly finished trunk with reproduction mat and spare tire assembly.
Power comes from a nicely detailed and period-correct 383 that delivers 300 horsepower. Hemi Orange was still on the engines in '70, and looks just right in the Super Bee's engine bay. There's a 4-barrel carburetor up top, fed directly by those two scoops on top of the hood, and the entire assembly makes for a very impressive presentation when you open it up. It hasn't been modified or altered in any significant way, but when you feel how it runs, I doubt you'll be wishing for more power. Power steering is a welcome upgrade and the original cast iron manifolds feed a great-sounding dual exhaust system with performance mufflers that may add a few horsepower. The transmission is a heavy-duty TorqueFlite, driving an 8.75-inch rear with 3.23s inside and there's a new gas tank hanging out back. Basic steel wheels with "poverty" hubcaps are still the most industrial-looking rolling stock you can have, with these wearing relatively fresh 235/60/15 Firestone radials.
With a strong-running big block under the hood, a fantastic paint job, and a handsome interior, this Super Bee is more than worthy of carrying the name. If you're tired of seeing the same old cars at every cruise night and car show, try this one on for size. Call today!