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Exploring the Dodge Scat Pack Packages

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To Dodge muscle and motorsports enthusiasts, Steve Magnante requires no introduction. A former Hot Rod magazine editor and an expert TV commentator on the collector car auction scene, Steve is a walking encyclopedia of Dodge technical knowledge and lore.

 

In the video below, Steve joins presenter Christy Lee to walk us through the hot new Scat Pack performance packages, starting first with a brief history of the original Scat Pack concept of the late 1960s.

 

In the golden age of muscle cars, Dodge was usually found at the head of the pack….

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Exploring the Dodge Scat Pack Packages

The Dodge 440 Magnum Six Pack

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Dodge history is rich with memorable and mind-blowing engines. Here’s yet another powerhouse under the hood: the 440 Magnum Six Pack.

 

Introduced in 1969, the Six Pack took its name from its wild induction system: three giant Holley two-barrel carburetors, providing six throttle valves in all. Factory engineers took the already muscular 440 Magnum engine, removed the single four-barrel carburetor and intake manifold and swapped in a special high-rise manifold to accommodate the triple carbs. Capable of flowing over 1,200 cubic feet of air per minute, the Six Pack setup produced…

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The Dodge 440 Magnum Six Pack

1969 Coronet Super Bee

1969 Coronet Super Bee

 

As a member of the Dodge Scat Pack lineup, the Coronet Super Bee was a perfect fit: The bumblebee tail stripes and cartoon bee mascot were standard equipment. The concept was wildly popular—in fact, you can still buy a Super Bee today.

 

The Super Bee was introduced in mid-1968, and to tell the whole story, it wasn’t a Dodge original. At the start of the model year, Dodge’s sister brand Plymouth launched a new kind of muscle car called the Road Runner. This model took the lightest, lowest-price…

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1969 Coronet Super Bee