Cars in Barns
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1969 Hemi Super Bee.
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That Superbee sat for years 75 feet off the shoulder of highway 17 near
Spanish, between the Soo and Sudbury. It was parked in the owners own junk
yard next to his run down house trailer and in plain view of everyone who
drives the highway. Many people tried to buy it but no chance. Rumor is the
owner finally sold it last year to obviously this guy.
1969 Dodge Coronet R/T.
vin# WS23L9G220792 Original factory 4 speed car (console) B5 blue extereior/Interior. Hardtop, buckets, 3-spd. wipers, pedal dress-up, black vinyl roof. New front end, rebuilt steering box, new t-bars, bushings etc. Blasted and painted (correct) K-frame and control arms. Car is complete minus engine and transmission. What is so extraordinary about this particular car is the fact that it still has all of its original sheet metal, and is basically rust-free. I say basically, because there is one small hole in the driver's side floor pan, right at the base of the clutch pedal, about three square inches in size. The floors, frame, trunk pan, quarter panels, doors, fenders, hood, decklid etc. etc. are all OEM and extremely clean. Dana 60 is not present. There is an 8 3/4 in it's place. Glass is original and in exc. shape. All trim and extras are present and in boxes in the trunk. Original 4 spd. driveshaft is also present and is included. This car is for someone who doesn't want to pay a large sum of money for someone else's so called "concourse" restoration. We all know that everyone's idea of proper workmanship is very different, and there is no "gold standard" for restoration that is unanimously accepted as "proper". I'm not talking about correctness in the sense of date coded bolt-on items, radios, steering wheels, exhaust etc. I'm referring to correct metalwork and/or unscrupulous rebodiment of cars. Any "restorer" can apply body filler to poorly welded, "Frankensteined" autos, spend a lot of time sculpting fillers to acheive a shape, apply a beautiful topcoat and call the job first-rate. The problem arises when these cars are sold to individuals who may be expecting the "gold standard" of workmanship, and are in fact told that is what they are receiving. Basically, in purchasing restored cars, there are two approaches: spend tens of thousands of dollars based on the affirmations of a total stranger, or purchase a perfect foundation with nothing to hide in the buff for reasonable cost, allowing the purchaser to select his own craftsmen or enjoy doing some or all of the work himself. Either way, the owner knows exactly what he has because every aspect of the project has been carried out under his watchful eye. The funds saved over the purchase of someone else's so-called "restoration" can be allotted to the proper restoration by known, reputable craftsmen. Keep in mind that most of the cars that are being sold are done so with a profit margin in mind. So if a rare car is being sold for what seems to be a great price, running, driving, painted and turn key, remember that the seller has itemized the cost of every aspect of work performed, and is selling the car at a profit. So generally, the work is of the lowest quality to raise the profit margin at the time of sale. I have been in the restoration business for 20 years, and have seen hundreds of "restored" cars. I can count on one hand all of the ones that have been done properly. Unfortunately, they don't make x-ray goggles that work on paint. Buyer Beware! I have seen many of the 68-70 B-body platforms over the years, and these are my passion. This car is the cleanest original example of the breed that I have ever witnessed. Period. Keep in mind when viewing the accompanying photos that there is no body filler in this car. Serious bids only please.
1970 Dodge Super Bee 440 Six Pack.
Extremely rare! One of 473 V code 440 6-pack HDTP column shift automatic Super Bees built. Original N96 air grabber car. Engine, rad support, trunk lip, dash VIN, and fender tag are all original and matching #’s. The transmission has been replaced and does not match. Original F8 green on green with green vinyl top and black tail stripe. Lynch road built car but sorry no build sheet found. The dates found on this Bee are listed below: Engine: build date (pad) F440 12 16 HP2 Casting date on engine: 5 16 69 Schedule production date for car: Dec 18 1969.