Reader’s Rides: Daryl Boechler’s 1968 Dodge Super Bee

Now this is a very cool story. Check it out:

So back in 69 my dad bought this car used in saskatchewan. He and the car came to alberta and he drove it all year round until 1977/78 after a couple of (in todays terms) a minor rear end accident. It was written off by the insurance company due to the cost to fix being more than the car was worth (imagine that). My dad sent it to be fixed at some point but the guy doing the work never finished so it came home and driven some more. It got rear ended again this time with less damage but it was parked and stayed inside except for about 3 hours in 1993 when we pushed it out to clean the garage.  Its a  99% complete numbers matching car save for some of the trim pieces at the rear.

I bugged my dad for this car from the time i was 12 years old but he was going to fix it up (uh huh). I finally bought the damn thing off him in 2009 and brought it home into my garage, got it running with new plugs a new battery and a quart of oil down the carb. Got it going on 7 cylinders but she was an oil burner and wasn’t coming back to life without some $$. So at this point the incorrectly painted hemi orange 550 hp big block is now going in. This is the single most expensive engine build Ive ever done at $13000. I could have had the car painted or bought a hemi for that but thats another story.

Plans from here are some aftermarket wheels for the street and another set of original wheels for shows but all original paint color, decalling and no repro parts if possible. Still hunting for a good tail light panel. The original engine, which is not the hemi orange one, will be built to factory externally with some internal mods for strength, durability and future upgrades.

More pics after the jump!


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A Two Car Barn Find

Finding an old Mopar in a barn is getting harder. How about finding two Mopars in the same barn? A barn in Tennessee possesses a 1970 Super Bee Six Pack and a 1970 convertible Challenger! They’re not for sale but look to be in great shape and are at least somewhat out of the elements. The same can’t be said for the 1975 Gold Duster up in Connecticut that is almost completely devoured by brush. See the article at Cars in Barns. More pics after the jump!


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1969 Dodge Coronet: Pro Touring Gone Wrong

Normally I try to ignore bad builds, but this “Superbee Pro Touring Tribute Car” is a real travesty. The wheels are awful, the modernized interior is worse, and just say no to the Chevy black engine bay treatment (with or without a moden 5.7 Hemi swap). Or am I being too harsh? Two pics after the jump, but be sure to check out the for sale ad at


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Road Kill: 1970 Super Bee vs 1967 Camaro

The latest episode of Road Kill features David Freiburger’s very first car: a 1970 Dodge Super Bee. He paid $1,800 for it when he was fifteen. Thirty years later it’s packing a 600+ HP Hemi. Watch it go head to head against another one of Freiburger’s cars: a ’67 Camaro. Which one will come out on top? Watch the video after the jump!


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Yet Another Weird Daytona Conversion

Ok, so we’ve seen a few odd Daytona conversions lately. There was this 1974 Dodge Charger “Daytona” on Craigslist. Then there was this 1973 Dodge Charger “Daytona” on eBay. But those were both fairly recent. This is an older conversion. It looks like they started with a 1969 Dodge Coronet or Super Bee. This one is seriously 70s funky. These pics are old and no one seems to know what happened to the car. More barn pics after the jump! Via Moparts and Scale Auto Magazine


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