On Wednesday, a beautiful 1970 Dodge Challenger crossed the auction block at a hammer price of $92,000, which ranked it as the No. 4 top seller out of the 429 cars sold in the first two days. Not far behind in the No. 6 slot was a 1968 Plymouth Satellite custom convertible that fetched an eye-popping $80,000.
So today, when the quality of cars continues to build and prices continue to rise, we’ll be keeping a special eye out for Mopars.
One of the pieces of Mopar muscle selling today that caught our eye was Lot No. 853, a 1969 Dodge Super Bee. Introduced in 1968, the Super Bee was Dodge’s attempt to make an inexpensive and fast performance car out of its otherwise humdrum Dodge Coronet.
As it turned out, the Super Bee become one of the icons of the halcyon era of muscle cars in the late 1960s and 70s. Lot No. 853 has a combination of desirable features, including the 440 6-pack engine, Hemi Orange paint and a 4-speed manual transmission. Included is a visual appraisal from Galen Govier, the acknowledged guru of Mopar muscle.
We’ll see what it fetches on the auction block tonight.
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