Dodge Hemi 426 ‘Super Bee’ 1969
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A true 'American Classic! 426ci Hemi 'Super Bee'. A fantastic example of this famous model.. The name 'Super Bee' comes from the Bumblebee Stripes on the tail of the Car. Undoubtedly one of the most recognisable and famous of American Muscle Cars. Thought to be the only example of this model in the UK. The original Dodge Super Bee was based on the Dodge Coronet two-door coupe, and was produced from 1968 until 1970. It was Dodge's low-priced powerful muscle car and a rebadged version of the Plymouth Road Runner. The origin of the name, "Super Bee", has its basis in the "B" Body designation pertinent to Chrysler's mid-sized cars, including the Road Runner and Charger. Plymouth's Road Runner sales were enough to have Dodge Division General Manager, Robert McCurry, request a similar model from the Dodge Styling office. Senior designer, Harvey J. Winn, won a "contest" with the name "Super Bee" and a new logo design based on the Dodge "Scat Pack" Bee medallion.The design of the first Super Bee was influenced by the 1968 Coronet convertible and the show car's interior was built by the Alexander Brothers. The show car was introduced at the 1968 Detroit Auto Show. This Car is in fantastic condition, viewing is strongly recommended! By appointment only!