Imagine pulling up to a stoplight in late 1969 and looking over to see a black pin-on hood with a mammoth-sized scoop screaming “Six Pack” in bright red lettering. The A12 Six Pack package was a no-holds-barred fist full of raw power and those who weren’t driving one probably caught a good glimpse of the taillights on multiple occasions.
Because of their basic design intent of going fast, many were used, abused, and hung out to dry. The ones that have survived are either restored and pampered or have owners that do exactly what these cars were made for: drive them.
Classic Industries caught up with Chris Thompson’s ’69 Six-Pack Super Bee and found out that it is definitely the latter. “Chris says he has raced his Super Bee at tracks throughout the western United States, and told us that his current best time on the 1/4 mile is a 12.90 @ 110mph,” Classic says.
Underneath that big black piece of fiberglass is the expected 440 Six-Pack that looks pretty much factory-equipped, even down to accessories like a washer bottle and red cap battery. Big ‘n’ little rolling stock is period correct, functional, and adds some grit to the raked stance.
A quick look at the exterior shows that the Bee’s been cared for, but a few bumps, scrapes, and bruises should come as no surprise on the unrestored body. They’re only original once and Chris looks like he’s doing a great job both maintaining it and, more importantly, maximizing mileage.