The 1969 1/2 Super Bee and its cousin, the Plymouth Road Runner, equipped with the 440 Six Pack (“Six Barrel” for the Road Runner) engine option 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…Read More
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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…Read More
As the Detroit muscle car wars of the 1960s began, the Chrysler Corporation and its Dodge and Plymouth brands were pacing the sidelines. But not for long: Midway through the 1962 model year, the Maximum Performance Wedge package was introduced—the legendary combination that soon became known as the Max Wedge.
This first Max Wedge displaced 413 cubic inches and was offered in two versions: an 11.5:1 compression-ratio model with 410 hp, and an even more radical 420 hp model with a whopping 13.5:1 compression ratio. Both engines were…Read More