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1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee

If you want power and to make a statement, you can’t go far wrong with this 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee two-door hardtop.

Two Super Bee models were available that year, the less-expensive coupe (WM21) and the more upscale, and better selling by nearly three-to-one, hardtop (WM23) you see here.

Once more using the B-body, the Coronet had a refresh for 1970. For a “low-price” car the Coronet looked amazing. A new, distinctive split grille / bumper combination was used where the bumper molding surrounds each grille.

rear view of a 1970 Super Bee by Dodge
rear view showing Super Bee decal and C-stripes

1970 saw new, delta-shaped taillights with three sections each side.

A die-cast Super Bee badge appeared between the grilles with two-decal treatments available in 1970, the traditional bumblebee wrap and the reverse C-stripe you see here. The Super Bee decal was present regardless of which striping option you chose.

The “Power Bulge” hood was standard on the Super Bee.

Front view of a 1970 Dodge Super Bee
The awesome front of a ’70 Super Bee

The Super Bee came with all the features of the Coronet Deluxe but with a special 383 cubic inch Magnum. However, the original buyer of this particular car opted for the 440 big block “Six-Pack” which featured three, two-barrel carburetors and outputs 390 horsepower.

1970 Dodge 440 Six Pack
440 Six Pack (3 x 2-barrel carbs)

The Super Bee also got treated to heavy-duty front suspension and heavy-duty front and rear shock absorbers, heavy duty drum brakes, dual horns and a three-spoke steering wheel with partial horn ring.

Coming with a 3-speed manual transmission, the original owner opted to for a Torqueflite automatic transmission – together with the 440 Six-Pack this was a $438 option. This Super Bee also has power steering, power brakes and front disc brakes.

The original Coronet sales brochure stated, “Open the door and say ‘ahhh’…” proudly describing how nice their seats were for car designed to save you money.

bucket seat interior of a 1970 Dodge Super Bee
bucket seat interior

Charger-style Rallye instrument panel was standard on the Super Bee.

The Coronet was 209.7″ long with a wheelbase of 117″ and width of 76.7″.

Coronet competitors included: Chevrolet Chevelle, AMC Rebel, Ford Torino/Fairlane & Pontiac Tempest.




Power brakes (front discs)


Power driver’s seat


Power windows


Power steering


AM radio


AM/FM stereo


Tilt steering wheel


Tinted glass


Air conditioning


Dodge made 11,540 2-door hardtops for the 1970 model year with just 1,072 of them fitted with the six-pack 440 you see here. Of those, just 473 were ordered with a Torqueflite transmission – making this quite a rare beast. This particular car was built in the Lynch Road, Michigan assembly plant.

This 1970 Super Bee is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

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