1969 1/2 Dodge
Coronet A12 Super Bee
Restored #s Match Coronet Superbee 440 Six Pack 4 Speed
- Original 440 Six Pack Magnum V8
- Original A833 23 spline 4-speed transmission
- Dana 60 rear end
- Rebuilt heavy duty suspension
- Power steering
- Factory 11 inch power drum brakes
- Correct Hemi Orange exterior paint
- Correct black vinyl interior
- Inspected and certified by Galen Govier
One of the many great things about the muscle car era was the Detroit automakers ability to identify a segment of the population and build whatever exciting product it took to bring those buyers into the showroom. And while that grassroots business philosophy resulted in awesome performance and appearance mods for almost every model on the market, it also created in a healthy list of go-fast options which allowed any buyer to specify virtually any combination of equipment they wanted. Take, for example, the 1969 Dodge Coronet A12 Super Bee. It's pure in form, unabashedly intended as a street legal drag car, and free of all the nonsense add-ons that have increasingly clouded our driving experience for the better part of four decades. That's what makes classic muscle, specifically Mopars, such desirable and worthy investments; many of them were so unique and so tailor-made that today they're some of the most exclusive and uninhibited cars in the world! Dressed in a correct and highly desirable black and Hemi Orange color combination, rocking an original Magnum 440 Six Pack under its hood and hiding a tough A833 4-speed under its floors, this Galen Govier certified A12 Super Bee is the kind of car that some picky buyer optioned for a very specific purpose. If you're in the market for a highly original, investment grade classic that will continue to rise in value, look no further!
I'll begin by dissecting both the car's VIN and Lynch Road fender tag:
* --- WM: Dodge Super Bee
* --- 21: 2-door coupe
* --- M: Special order V8
* --- 9: 1969 model year
* --- A: Assembled at Chrysler's Lynch Road manufacturing facility
* --- 302883: Assembly plant sequence number
FENDER TAG (from bottom to top and left to right)
* WM: Dodge Super Bee
* 21: 2-door coupe
* E63: 383 cubic inch Magnum V8 that's equipped with one 4-barrel carburetor and 335 horsepower
* D21: A833 4-speed manual that's equipped with a Hurst shifter
* 426: Scheduled production date of Saturday April 26, 1969
* 921416: Special order vehicle order number
* V2: Hemi Orange roof paint
* V2: Hemi Orange body paint
* M: Medium trim grade
* 6: Vinyl front bucket seats
* X: Black interior
* X9: Black upper door frames
* 8X: Black Bumblebee Sport stripe
* C16: Woodgrain console that's equipped with a floor shifter
* 26: 26 inch radiator
* A12: 440 Six Pack engine conversion
* 925: Engine assembly code – 383 cubic inch V8 that's equipped with a 4-barrel carburetor and a 4-speed manual transmission
* 999: Axle assembly code – Special order 9.75 Sure Grip axle that's equipped with 4.10 gears and 11 inch drums
* 603: Transmission assembly code – A833 23 spline 4-speed that's equipped with an 11 inch clutch
* 26: Lynch Road Assembly gate sequence number
* 160: Lynch Road Assembly base sequence number
* 297604: Lynch Road Assembly line sequence number
* 9: 1969 model year
* A: Assembled at Chrysler's Lynch Road manufacturing facility
* 302883: Assembly plant sequence number
Not far removed from a multi-year, nut and bolt rotisserie restoration, this stunning 1969 Dodge is one of the finest Coronets on the planet! When a dedicated group of professionals rebuild a car from beginning to end, it displays a consistency of vision and quality that's simply unmatched. And judging by the spectacular looks of this slick Super Bee's body, everything from welding up its new quarter and filler panels to blocking its surfaces, spraying its glossy basecoat, and buffing its mirror-like clearcoat was handled by one very meticulous team. The car's tough, slab-sided profile has been straightened and finessed until it looks smoother and lines up better than most of today's showroom fresh offerings. Its glossy two-stage urethane accurately reproduces Chrysler's vivid Hemi Orange finish while providing a wet-look shine that's only achieved with decades of highly advanced paint technology. And overall, this broad shouldered B-body is one super slick show piece which wraps brutal performance and a high level of accuracy in classic lines and killer good looks.
There's just something about the A12's perfect combination of clean styling, no-frills construction and all-American bravado that simply screams Mopar. And even though the car was intended to be a low cost street brawler which sacrificed form at the altar of function, it quickly became one of the most exclusive and desirable classics ever produced. At the front of this A12's body, an original grille hangs a bright Super Bee emblem between four halogen headlights and a good looking chrome bumper that's complete with clear, round parking lights. Above that grille a removable fiberglass hood centers a forward-facing scoop, which wears bright “440 SIX PACK” scripts, in the middle of four stainless pins and a smooth coat of satin black paint. Behind that hood, like-new factory-tint glass rides between satin silver wipers, pristine stainless trim, new chrome drip rails and a correct driver's side mirror. Below that glass multi-faceted body panels, which add an unmistakable vintage flavor to the car's modernist design, hang new stainless wheel trim and traditional chrome door handles in front of a fresh black Super Bee stripe. And at the back of the car, an original rear valence centers factory fresh tail lights between a bold “DODGE” script, a bright Super Bee decklid emblem, a second body-width chrome bumper, and spotless stainless exhaust tips.
Rebuilt, fully-detailed and wearing a correct 2536430-8 casting number, a (5) May (8) 8th of 1969 (69) casting date and a matching 302883 partial VIN, this slick Coronet's 440 cubic inch Magnum V8 is spectacular in every measurable way. At the top of the 390 horsepower monster, a correct trio of Holley 2-barrel carburetors is housed within a fully-functional induction system that inhales so much air you might worry about the hood caving in at full throttle! At the base of those carburetors, a correct Edelbrock aluminum intake rides between original heads and traditional stamped steel valve covers. At the front of those valve covers, a reliable electronic distributor sends spark through correct reproduction Chrysler plug wires. And at the sides of that distributor, restored original exhaust manifolds funnel spent gases into a great sounding true dual exhaust system. Like the block itself, the car's Hemi Orange engine bay is highly detailed and features an impressive roster of authentic equipment. There's a rebuilt master cylinder bolted to the firewall, a correct 26 inch radiator pushing water through reproduction Chrysler hoses and correct squeeze clamps, a fresh Mopar red cap battery, a Chrysler branded washer fluid tank; and if you're one of those discerning purists who likes to keep everything as untouched as possible, the big engine's original distributor IS included with the sale.
With pavement scorching torque and excellent low end acceleration, this Super Bee certainly has the performance to back up its sinister looks. Behind the legendary Chrysler big block you'll find an original A833 23 spline 4-speed which wears a correct 302883 partial VIN and a PP833 2860 0341 build stamp that decodes as an A833 model transmission (PP833) which was the 341st (341) unit produced on May 27th of 1969 (2860). Behind that transmission, a rugged Dana 60 rear end precisely correlates the driver's foot to floor ratio to the car's power to pavement ratio. And below that star studded drivetrain, a heavy duty front torsion bar and rear leaf suspension has been completely restored to include factory power steering and correct 11 inch power drum brakes. The car's over-restored floors have been finished in a fine layer of glossy Hemi Orange urethane and dressed with everything from a fresh stainless fuel tank to correct undercoating and new stainless brake and fuel lines. Exhaust is handled by free-flowing 2.5 inch pipes which send cooked dinosaurs through an H-style crossover, two-chamber Flowmaster mufflers and traditional stainless tips. Power flows to the ground through a standard set of 15 inch steel wheels which spin meaty 205/70 Firestone Supreme red line radials around chrome lug nuts and gloss black paint. And if the car's authentic distributor wasn't enough to impress the purists, its original set of wheels and tires, which are included with the sale, should certainly do the trick!
This Coronet's fender tag says it was originally equipped with a Chrysler code X black interior and it has been restored, just as the factory intended, to provide the kind of jaw-dropping good looks you just can't find in today's cars. The rear bench and front bucket seats have been stuffed with firm padding and topped with high quality reproduction covers. At the sides of those seats, fresh door panels hang new armrests under fresh stainless trim and correct black frames. At the bottom of those seats, like-new carpet centers a chrome Hurst shifter inside a correct center console and stylish Super Bee floor mats. And at the top of those seats, a tight black headliner stretches between fresh sail panels and a fully functional dome light. The car's dash, which appears to be original, hangs a set of fully rebuilt Rallye gauges beside an authentic Dodge Solid State AM radio that sports Chrysler's cool thumb-wheel knobs. In front of the driver, an original looking steering wheel spins around a rebuilt steering column. And behind the cockpit, a new trunk pan props a full-size spare tire between a reproduction mat, a correct jack and a fresh decklid decal.
The sale of this legendary Mopar includes the Galen Govier visual inspection and certification mentioned above, original tires & wheels, original distributor, and the car's original warranty book.
With a highly detailed build that was completed by expert Mopar builders, this awesome '69 Coronet is about as close to original as a restored car can get. It's fast, comfortable, stylish, and when you take a minute to look at the quality of its workmanship, you realize the cost of executing a build on this level is about twice what it takes to drive right out of our RK Motors Charlotte showroom. If you're in the market for some unique investment grade muscle that'll age like fine wine, this awesome Dodge is the racy flavor you've been looking for!
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