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1969 1/2 Super Bee, A-12, M-code 440 6-pack, Bright Red, Broadcast Sheet. on 2040-cars

Year:1969 Mileage:4532 Color: Red /
 White
Location:

Thomaston, Maine, United States

Thomaston, Maine, United States
Transmission:Automatic
Engine:440/390
Body Type:Hardtop
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Condition:

Used

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
: WM23M9A301784
Year: 1969
Exterior Color: Red
Make: Dodge
Interior Color: White
Model: Coronet
Number of Cylinders: 8
Trim: Hardtop
Drive Type: Rear Wheel
Mileage: 4,532
Sub Model: Super Bee
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty

To start with, let me first say that I understand that there is a lot of information in my ad. I also understand that this may be boring to the person who is just looking and not buying. However, for the person who is looking to buy and spend their hard earned money, I feel that there is never too much information.

As to myself, I am not a dealer, just a (64) year old kid that loves muscle cars. For my work, I recently retired from managing a Correctional Facility here in Maine and have worked for the Maine Department of Corrections for (40) years. I am also a respected member of my community. I mention this only because of the value of this car and so that prospective buyers will have some idea as to who they are dealing with. Also, please check out my eBay feedback which is 100% with (1,088) transactions. Many of those have been muscle cars which I have sold to individuals all over the country as well as Canada, England, France, Switzerland and Australia.

                                                                                                                 

Just some quick history on the Super Bee. GM divisions had been doing it for years, but it wasn't until 1968 that the two MOPAR divisions, Dodge and Plymouth, began to engage in a bit of sibling rivalry. The result was the Dodge Super Bee, a direct competitor to Plymouth's Road Runner. Although a capable budget muscle car, it never was as successful as the Road Runner, which truly must have hurt.

Dodge watched as Plymouth launched their budget muscle car, the Road Runner, in the fall of 1967 as a 1968 model. Already upset that Dodge had coined the "road runner" name in a 1967 Coronet ad, Dodge responded by launching its own budget muscle car. Based on the redesigned Dodge Coronet pillared coupe, Dodge looked to its Scat Pack symbol and released its new model in the spring of 1968 as the Super Bee. The $3,027 base price was $131 more than the Road Runner, which used the same basic chassis. Curb weight was nearly identical, and both used the same engines, so performance was almost identical. The standard engine was the 335 bhp four barrel 383 cid V8 that borrowed cylinder heads, camshaft and induction system from the Magnum 440. The 426 Hemi was the only engine option, but at nearly $1,000 more, it clashed with the budget nature of the Super Bee and only 125 were ordered. The low price meant minimizing amenities, and although the Super Bee borrowed the Rallye gauge package from the Charger to edge out the Road Runner, a tachometer was still a $38 extra. A heavy duty suspension, brakes, four-speed manual transmission with Hurst Competition Plus shifter, and red-line wide oval tires were standard. The low price didn't mean low profile, and the Super Bee had bumble bee racing stripes circling the tail, and a big Super Bee emblem hovering on the rear fenders. The grille was finished in black matte and the hood had a decorative power bulge. The wheel lips and the rear body panel were accented with thin bright moldings. Inside, the Super Bee had door-to-door carpeting, pleated vinyl seats and door panels, and a standard bench seat.

The big news for MOPAR muscle car fans in 1969 was a new optional engine in several cars, including the Super Bee. MOPAR engineers took the existing 440 cid V8 and replaced the single Carter four barrel carb with three Holley two-barrel carbs on an Edelbrock Hi-Riser manifold, creating the Dodge 440 Six Pack (Plymouth called it the 440+6). Only the center carb was used for normal driving, but slamming on the fun pedal opened all six carbs for a combined 1,375 cfm rush. Hemi valve springs, a hotter cam, magnafluxed connecting rods, and other improvements helped boost output to 390 bhp. A Hurst four speed manual transmission was standard. Torqueflite automatic was optional, but disc brakes, air conditioning, and cruise control were not allowed. The Super Bee Six Pack came with one of the wilder hoods in muscledoom. The lift off hood was made of fiberglass, had a matte black finish, four NASCAR tie down pins, and a large air scoop molded right in with Six Pack written on the sides. The all business look was completed with standard black steel wheels, unadorned except for chrome lug nuts. The 440 Six Pack was a $463 option in 1969, and 1,907 were produced. The Six Pack could keep up with a Hemi up to 70 mph and came with a Hemi grade suspension that turned the Super Bee into a decent handler.
                                                                                                                  

Production for the WM23 440 Six Pack w/Auto Transmission:        661

Engine Specs: 440 Six Pack V8 390bhp@4700rpm, 490lb-ft@3200rpm.

Performance: 440/390bhp: 0-60 in 6.3 sec, 1/4 mile in 13.8 sec @ 104.2 mph.

                                                                                                                  

I am selling this A12 Super Bee for a good friend of mine and have actually seen this car in person and it is outstanding. Restored in 2000 by a retired teacher from northern Maine who has a passion for Mopars, he restored this rare example from the ground up, while maintaining it's factory appearance with no modifications. The A12 has only been driven approximately 800 miles since.  Driven to local car shows, this, Super Bee has won 1st place trophies everywhere it went. 

                                                                                                                  

So let’s get right to this rare Six-Pack Super Bee that I am auctioning here today on eBay Motors.

First, let me say that there is a lot of information here.

Here is what the Super Bee has:

     1.                Original and Decoded Broadcast Sheet;

2.                Original and Decoded Body Tag;

3.                VIN Stamped on Radiator Support;

4.                Correct 1970 Replacement Block;

5.                Complete overhaul of the engine while the car was being restored;

6.                Correct 906 high compression cast iron cylinder heads;

7.                Correct Edelbrock alum intake with 3 two barrel Holley carbs;

8.                Dual point distributor;

9.                Date code correct spark plug wires;

10.           Correct factory style exhaust manifolds;

11.           Correct OEM style dual mufflers;

12.           Restored original radiator;

13.           Correct Mopar belts, hoses and clamps;

14.           Correct 6 pack radiator shroud, fan and fan clutch;

15.           Correct chrome tip extension;

16.           Original 4.10 Rear Axle;

17.           Rust Free Body;

18.           Real R4 Bright Red Car;

19.           A12       Engine Conversion Package   440  3-2BBL;

20.           A62       Rallye Instrument Cluster Option;

21.           Original metal 6 pack air cleaner assembly;

22.           Original glass accept windshirld;

23.           15" H steel style wheels with Coker Classic red line P225/75 R15" radial tires;

24.           Power Steering.

                                                                                                                  

The engine bay is nicely detailed, new engine bay wiring harness, solid inner fender aprons, firewall refinished in vibrant Red finish and just as nice as the exterior finish. The exhaust manifolds could use some refinishing in the powder coat system.  Original fender tag has some slight rust, but legible.  A new reproduction tag is also included with the car.  Reproduction Six Pack hood that fits great.  Metal hood props, hood pin tie downs riveted to the hood plates that are not scratched or worn.  The overall appearance of the engine compartment is very good, only needs minor detailing to bring it to show quality. The exterior body and paint has countless hours of labor comprised to achieve the straight body and exceptionally nice paint with no flaws noticed.  Restored bright work and stainless, polished and looks fantastic.  White vinyl Bumble bee tail stripe.  Doors that open and close with ease.  High attention to detail in the door, trunk and fender jamb areas.  Complete new weather strip kit, window felts, quarter vent rubbers, excellent chrome on the vent windows, stainless roof drip rail, driver's side remote mirror, new wheel opening moldings, orig. The bumpers are re-chromed to show quality, restored original front grille, refinished turn signal lenses, original side marker lenses are in fantastic shape.  GE head lamp bulbs, new door handles, door locks with new gaskets, keys work and lock both doors.  The car has the correct style radio antenna, rear bumper guards, original tail light bezels and the chrome trim is in excellent shape.  Looking in the trunk, the car has its original trunk pan with factory spot welds, full size H wheel spare tire, original jack, new reproduction trunk mat. The underside of the trunk has a beautifully restored appearance with new jacking instructions and crayon markings, G70x15 as the factory would have done. Restored trunk and striker with the correct finish. Looking at the interior of this A-12 Six pack car, you'll notice the car shows like a freshly restored car. New seat covers, door panels, carpet, headliner, dash pad, factory seat belts, arm rest pads and bases, new chrome, plastic chrome on the switches, restored quartz clock, am radio, factory tachometer, all the gauges work.  Aftermarket single oil pressure gauge neatly installed under the dash.  Custom embroidered Super bee floor mats, restored shoulder belts, new sill plates and glove box liner, restored ash tray with working cigarette lighter, brake and e-brake pedals, the steering wheel is an original 3 spoke sport imitation wood steering wheel that has been repaired in one area, yet has 2 small cracks in the wheel.  New rear package tray. The interior is very comfortable and is in A-1 condition. Colum shift automatic with 6 passenger seating for the entire family!  Checking out the underside of this Mopar...it has a factory or dealer installed undercoating that is hard as a rock!  Appears to have all its original floor pans, with one tiny repair by the gas pedal right where your heel would rest, but looks great.  All new front end components, shocks, brake and fuel lines, reconditioned orig. gas tank, completely overhauled brake system, e-brake cables etc.  Ball joints, tie rod ends, center link, sway bars bushings are all new.

                                                                                                                  

Let’s face it, how many of these 6-Pack Super Bees are left? It seems like all I see today on the internet are what they call; CLONES, REPRODUCTIONS, RECREATIONS and TRIBUTE CARS. I am not knocking these cars but my point is that it is becoming more and more difficult to find the “REAL DEAL.” However, if you win this auction, that is exactly what you will get, the “REAL DEAL.”

                                                                                                                  

I know from previous experience that there is never too much information for the serious collectors. So, for all of you numbers guys and gals, this is for you.

Vin Number Decode: WM23M9A301784

W               Dodge Car Line

M               Medium Price Class

23               2-Door Hardtop

M               Special Order 8-Cylinder Engine

9                 1969 Model Year

A                Lynch Road, Mi. Assembly Plant

301784      Sequence Number

                                                                                                                  

Production #s:  (1487) Total       (826) 4-Speeds   (661) Automatics

                                                                                                                  

Body Tag Decode:

Starting from the bottom left:

WM23       WH   66-70 Dodge Coronet 440

                   23     2-Door Hardtop

 

E63             383 CI, 8-Cylinder, V8, 335 HP;                    

 

D32            727 3-Speed, Automatic Transmission;         

 

426             4       April,

                    26     26th Day of April 1969;

 

922444      Sequence Number;

 

R4               Bright Red;

 

R4               Bright Red;

 

H2W           H       High,

                    2       Bench Seat Vinyl,

                    W      White;       

 

W1             White;

 

8W             White Sport Stripes Transverse Tape;

 

26               26” Radiator Diameter;

 

A12            Engine Conversion Package 440 3-2BBL

         

         HD 11” Drum Brakes, A833 “Hemi” 4-Speed Manual Transmission, 4.10 Ratio Heavy Duty Rear Axle 9 3/4 ” Ring Gear (Dana Axle), Sure Grip, 383 1-4BBL Engine Replaced by 440 Engine, 3-2BBL Holley Carburetors on an “Edelbrock”   Aluminum Intake Manifold, 3-Speed Windshield Wipers, 7- Blade Torque Drive Fan, 26” Maximum Cooling Radiator, Non-Gloss Black Fiberglass Hood Panel With Functional Air Scoop,  Four Chrome Hood Pins (No Hood Hinges), 15 x 6” JJ Wheels Painted Black w/Chrome Lug Nuts, G70 x 15” Red-Streak Tires, Special Order. Identification: “SIX PACK” on Dodge

926             ?

999             ?

93               ?

13121        13     Gate Number

                   121   Base Number

299959      Line Sequence Number

9A301784          9                 1969 Mode Year

                             A                Lynch Road, Mi. Assembly Plant

                             301784      Sequence Number

NOTE:

There were actually (2) Group Options but only (1) was listed on the body tag. The others are listed on the build sheet. The (1) that was not listed is:

A62  Rallye Instrument Cluster

Trip Odometer, 150 MPH Speedometer, Instrument Panel Wood Grain, Tachometer, Clock, Fuel, Oil & Temperature Gauges, Ammeter, 3-Speed Variable Wipers.

                                                                                                                  

BROADCAST SHEET DECODE

 

Line 1 and Box:                                     

1                 B099688             Job sequence number

2                 426922444         Vehicle Order Number

                   426                      Dealer or Sales Bank Code

                   922444                Vehicle Order Number                  

3                 WM           Super Bee

4                 23               2-Door Hardtop

5                 M               All  V8  Special

6                 9                 1969 Model Year

7                 A                Hamtramck, USA. Assembly Plant

8                 301784      Assembly Plant Sequential Number

13              9                 Special Order (Extraordinary Car)

Line 2 and Box:

1                 63     383 CI  4 bbl

2                 32     727 Automatic Transmission

4                 69     Special Order Rear Axle      

5                 1       Sure Grip

6                 U7S  F70x14              

10               H2W H-High,

                             2-Bench Seat, All Vinyl,

                             W-White

11               W1   White Upper Door Frame             

12               V01  Single Tone Paint Scheme

13               R4     Bright Red

14               R4     Bright Red

Line 3 and Box:

1   85X911 85-B-Body, Man Steering, Column Shift

                   X9-Black,

                   11-Non-Tilt

2                 15TT

                   15     Three Spoke Premium Wheel

                   TT    Wood Grain Wheel

3                 54     26” Radiator for 440 CI V8 with Max Cool

4                 546   Radiator Core Yoke

5                 57     B Body 440 CI Radiator Hose Inlet

6                 45     B Body 440 CI Radiator Hose Outlet

7                 16     7-Blade Fan

8                 70     Thermal Fan w/Torque Fan

9                 20     59 Amp Battery

10               27     Vacuum Fitting

11               926   440 CI with 727 Automatic Transmission

12               95     Holley        R4393A     Front

                             Holley        R4392A     Center

                             Holley        R4394A     Rear

13               45     440 CI Choke

14               93     440 CI High Performance

15               99     Speedometer Pinion Gear

Line 4 and Box:

1               162     Propeller Shaft, 52.07” Long, 3” Around

2               999     Special Order Rear Axle, w/Sure Grip

3               24R4  24     15” Steel Wheels

                             R4     Bright Red

4               89       727 Automatic Transmission

5               15       1969 B-Body V8

6               85       Front Sway Bar, Part# 2462885 B-Body

7               781     Left Hemi Torsion Bar, B-Body, 41x.092

7               780     Right Hemi Torsion Bar, B-Body, 41x.092

8               795     LH B-Body H.D. Spring 6-Leaf

8               965     RH B-Body H.D. Spring 5 +21/2 Leaf

9               32       FT Shock Absorbers

9               92       RR Shock Absorbers

10             25       Heavy Duty Drum Brakes

11             427     Clutch/Brake Pedal

Line 5 and Box:

1               42       1969 440-4bbl w/A/T Emission Decal

2               77       F70x14     

13             1         Unknown

14             899     Unknown

Line 6 and Box:

Option Code Box        1262

                  A12-440 3x2bbl, 1969 Only

                  A62-Rallye Interior Package

1                31      Heavy Duty Brakes

8                3         Rear Arm Rests With Ash Tray

99              3         Carpet

Line 7 and Box:

3                3         70 Amp Red Cap Battery

23              15      Tinted Glass Windshield

26              3         Remote Mirror

30              11      Front Heater

Line 8 and Box:

3                1         Glove Box Lock

4                5         Cigar Lighter

6                5         3-Speed Variable Wipers

8                1         Dual Horns

18              5         Door Open Overhead Lamp

Line 9 and Box

4                1         Drip Rail Moldings

6                6         Wheel Lip Moldings

27              65      Fan, High Capacity w/Torque Drive

28              1         Maximum Cooling

33              5         Tachometer

Line 10 and Box

10              11      Master Music AM Radio

17              5         Extra Heavy Duty Suspension

18              5         Firm Ride Shocks

23              1         Simulated Wood Rim Steering Wheel

27              5         15” Steel Wheels

                                                                                                                  

I highly recommend that serious buyers come themselves or send an agent to see this car in person.

                                                                                                                  

I am an individual and do not claim to know everything there is to know about these cars. It is your responsibility to ensure that all of you questions or concerns are resolved prior to bidding and not after.

                                                                                                                  

WINNING BIDDER DOES NOT HAVE THE OPTION TO LOOK THIS CAR OVER AFTER THE AUCTION CLOSES TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT TO BUY. INSPECTIONS "MUST" BE DONE PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF THE AUCTION WITH NO EXCEPTIONS.

                                                                                                                  

In fairness to all, I am not revealing the reserve price. If you are interested in owning this car, please place a bid TO OWN ONLY NOT TO PASS TIME. If it does not make reserve, I may contact the high bidder depending on what the highest amount was on the last bid.

                                                                                                         

Terms of Sale

This pre-owned vehicle is being sold "as-is, where is" with absolutely no warranties and/or guarantees either expressed or implied. Winning bidder must contact seller within (48) hours of auction close to confirm purchase by e-mail. A 10% non refundable deposit is required within (3) business days of auction close. Remainder of selling price is due within (5) business days of auction end. All funds must be in the form of a cashiers check, certified bank check or wire transfer. If there is no confirmation, seller has the right to offer the vehicle to other bidders. Buyer is responsible for all transport costs. This auction and your bid/participation in this auction are binding contracts and will be dutifully, lawfully enforced.

                                                                                                                  

Seller reserves the right to end the auction early without any liability to the seller.

                                                                                                                  

THANKS FOR READING THIS AD. GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY BIDDING.

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On Aug-30-14 at 12:10:52 PDT, seller added the following information:

I meant to say in my ad that the car had the Correct 1969 Replacement Block but by mistake, I said 1970. 
Sorry for any confusion.

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