Dodge History – Six Pack Fiberglass

1969-dodge-a12-super-bee-440-six-packYou sure know the 1969 1/2 Super Bee and the Plymouth Road Runner, equipped with the 440 Six Pack. These were the first production cars to feature an all-fiberglass, lift-off hood. “The Six Pack 440 was introduced as a midyear option, and with it came the mandatory addition of the Super Track Pack and its 4.10:1 gears in the Dana 60 rear, either the A-727 automatic or 833 manual transmission, and no wheel covers on the black-painted (regardless of body color) steel wheels with chrome lug nuts. Models ordered as such are commonly referred to as “A12” cars, for the option code, and are a rare find, with only 1,907 Super Bees (and 1,412 Road Runners) built, 29 of which were exported to Canada (and 21 Road Runners). Disc brakes, wheel covers, cruise control, and air conditioning were not available for your 440 Six Pack Super Bee, making the cars true performance beasts from the get-go.”bbin十大平台网 says Brian Stupski.

The innovative fiberglass hood mentioned earlier, finished in non-reflective “Organosol” black paint, the hinge-less, scooped hood was held in place by four chrome bezel-equipped pins, and had an open fresh air scoop. The idea was to make cars even lighter, but the driver had no way to shut out the weather from the air cleaner element. That wide-mouthed scoop was open for business at all hours, in all weather, and ordering a three-speed windshield wipers was considered as a partial victory….  Read more!


1969 Dodge Coronet A12 Super Bee

1969-Dodge-Coronet-A12-Super-BeeThis wicked 1969 Dodge Coronet A12 Super Bee hasn’t had a professional restoration, it is an exceptionally well done piece that’ll certainly be a big hit on Muscle Cars World. Although it doesn’t have coveted documentation or a stack of plastic trophies, it does have a correct 440 cubic inch V8 and a tough 4-speed drivetrain that’ll eat a concours showpiece for lunch and attack a modern sports car for dinner.

This rare Dodge began life, like so many A12s, as a dedicated drag racer. The car would literally roll out of the shop on Friday, make 10 second passes up and down the strip on Saturday, and roll back into the shop on Sunday. In the summer of 1985, a dedicated Mopar fan picked it up for a grand total of $1500. As it sat, the car displayed what was thought to be 23,000 original miles, was still decked in its original blue and white race armor, and was a mess of broken body panels and barely running mechanical pieces.

Thankfully the skilled owner set into a multi-year restoration that would begin with stripping the car’s body down to its original Bright Green Metallic finish, transition to salvaging and rebuilding its many original parts, and end with a fresh combination of correct green basecoat, black Super Bee markings and mirror-like clearcoat. Today, this storied piece of Chrysler history is one spectacular hot rod which draws a crowd, elicits stares and inspires compliments from the top of its driveway all the way to the bottom of Main Street! Read more!


1968 Dodge Coronet RT Pro Touring 451 Street Wedge 550 HP

1968-Dodge-Coronet-RT-Pro-Touring-451-Street-Wedge-550-HP_179_007This stunning 1968 Dodge Coronet R/T Pro Touring is indeed a real deal Coronet R/T that’s been restored to factory specifications with the exception of two things: 1) a killer Indy 451 Street Wedge and 2) an unbreakable Tremec TKO600 5-speed.

A lot of shops get Chrysler’s QQ1 Bright Blue Metallic wrong, but the guys who sprayed this coat absolutely nailed it. Not too light, not too dark, the car’s pigment is indeed vivid, as its name implies. And there’s just enough metallic to authenticate a glow that, on poor quality restorations, seems like it escaped from a mid-70s AutoRama. The photos accompanying this coupe show a solid, original fuselage that was in surprisingly good shape before its reboot. A thorough examination of that fuselage reveals first rate workmanship and good panel fitment. And correct white Bumble-Bee stripesbbin十大平台网 serve as exceptionally aligned detailing.

bbin十大平台网Dodge’s Coronet was a little plainer than its Charger sibling, but a lot of people like that contrast and dig the model’s super clean looks. At the front of the car, a body-width, stainless-trimmed grille hangs a bright “R/T” emblem and four clear headlights above a pristine chrome bumper and clear, round parking lamps. Above that grille, a smooth blue hood, which wears a traditional Mopar power bulge, flows to like-new glass that’s sandwiched between fresh stainless trim, satin stainless wipers and straight chrome drip rails.

Below that hood, subtly sculpted panels hang familiar chrome door handles and strategically placed “R/T” emblems between new stainless wheel trim, dent-free rocker mouldings and a traditional chrome driver’s mirror. And at the back of those panels, a satin black valence frames factory-fresh tail lights and a fourth “R/T” emblem above a bright “DODGE” script, a second pristine bumper, and small, rectangular exhaust tips. Read more!


1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee – Wyman Collie’s Little Thirsty

1969-Dodge-Coronet-Super-BeeToday Muscle Cars World starts with 1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee. From the 1969 through 1971 seasons, North Carolina racer Wyman Collie tore up the strips from Virginia to South Carolina and from the Atlantic Ocean through Bristol, Tennessee. Campaigned under the banner “Little Thirsty” in SS/FA with good success the car was well known around Wyman’s home town of Charlotte.

Wins came frequently with the highlight being an SS/FA class win at the 1969 NHRA Fall Nationals at Bristol, TN. There are even newspaper clippings about the car’s successes in the Winston-Salem Journal and copies of his NHRA and AHRA licenses!

Starting out in the mid to low 12′s Wyman eventually got the car into the high 9′s at close to 120mph. As any good racer would he kept notebooks of tire pressures, track conditions and more. More pages and receipts are devoted to the parts he installed, people he solicited for advice, part numbers and more. Read more!


1968 Dodge Coronet Superbee Tribute

1968-Dodge-Coronet-Superbee-TributeThis 1968 Dodge Coronet is equipped with a rebuilt 440 magnum engine and a 727 transmission. The car is a Superbee tribute, and she runs as good as she looks! The motor is rebuilt with low miles, new exhaust, new interior, rebuilt front end with upgraded Bilstein Adjustable shocks, and Power Disc brakes. The tail stripes are painted on the car , and she looks great!

Engine/ Transmission:bbin十大平台网 The engine is a rebuilt 440 from 1971 with less than 10k on the motor. The engine was bored .030 and treated to some flat top pistons, and an upgraded cam. It is topped off with an Edelbrock carb with an electric choke. She has a new distributor, new alternator, new battery and many other new parts. The car has new Flowmaster 40 series dual exhaust also. The transmission is a great shifting 727 with a shift kit and she works great! The rear end has 3:23 gears, and it is not a sure grip.

Suspension: The front end was completely rebuilt this year with all new ball joints and bushings from PST, and Moog. New idler arm and pitman arm also. The car also had new upper control arms installed, and the car received 4 new Bilstein adjustable shocks. The Power disc brakes were installed at the same time when the front end was rebuilt. Read more!