As we mentioned on December 14th, over a four part series (A-bodies, Dodge B-bodies, Plymouth B-bodies and E-bodies), we’re going to take a look at some of the best Mopars that the upcoming Mecum Kissimmee, Florida auction has to offer. The auction is taking place from January 3rd-13th, 2019 and is absolutely packed full of some killer Mopars. As promised, we continue with Part Two and take a full look at some of the Dodge B-bodies rolling across the auction block.
LOT S100.1: 1963 Dodge Polara Max Wedge
This Polara is only one of six known Polara Super Stock cars in existence. It features its original 415 horsepower 426 Stage 2 Max Wedge engine with 11:1 compression backed by a heavy duty 727 Torqueflite automatic and a Sure Grip rear end with 3.91 gears. This Polara was treated to a 14 year rotisserie nut-and-bolt restoration by Nascar legend Buddy Arrington and his son Joey Arrington. It’s painted in light turquoise with a matching blue vinyl interior. The interior features a duo-tone steering wheel, AM radio and pushbutton shifter in the dash. It was first owned and raced by the delivering Dodge dealer where it was campaigned in Pennsylvania and was the overall class winner at the inaugural race at Maple Grove Raceway, It comes with a copy of the original title, two original build sheets, the original invoice and the original shipping documentation. It was even listed in Darrell Davis’ Max Wedge book!
LOT F220: 1965 Dodge Coronet W051 Lightweight
In 1965, only 101 W051 Lightweight Coronet coupes were built for Super Stock racing and it just so happens that 2 of them will be rolling across the block. This particular one is number 6 of 53 known examples listed in the Chrysler Registry. The body-off restoration was completed in 2004 and it won MCACN Concours Gold in 2012. Under the hood sits the 426 Hemi that was equipped with a cross-ram intake, dual offset Holley 4-barrel carburetors, alloy heads and solid lifters to produce 500 horsepower. As usual for these cars, it’s also equipped with the 727 Torqueflite automatic transmission and the over sized battery was moved to the trunk. To save weight, it was built as a radio, heater and rear seat delete car and the sound-deadener materials were also deleted. The beige interior features two bucket seats, basic door panels and a special rear seat delete panel. The exterior is done in its original WW1 white color with matching white steel wheels and period correct tires.
LOT S178: 1965 Dodge Coronet W051 Lightweight
This is the second of the two W051 Coronet Lightweight cars to be sold at Mecum. This one was refreshed nicely has most of its original sheet metal as well as its original air cleaner and valve covers sitting on top of the 426 Hemi. It came from the factory in WW1 White with beige interior just like its twin being sold at this auction and it also came as a radio, heater and rear seat delete car. This particular one comes from the Kayo Erwin Collection.
LOT F30.1: 1966 Dodge Coronet Hemi
It’s not often that you get Hemi, un-restored and barn find in the same sentence but such is the case with this ’66 Coronet. This original 426 Hemi, 4-speed Bronze Metallic example is completely un-restored and is reported to have been found sitting in a barn (although it appears to have been carefully preserved in it).
LOT F112: 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T Hemi
If you are a fan of ’67 B-bodies, it doesn’t get much better than this one! For starters, it’s one of 121 Hemi 4-speed Coronet R/T Hardtops produced in 1967. Then add the fact that it’s all original and un-restored with its original drive-train and you have one rare car! This Coronet rolled out of the factory in striking Gold paint with a black-painted roof and white and black interior. In the past, Dave Wise went over this car with a fine tooth comb and concluded that everything that had been replaced on this Coronet over the years was only service parts. It’s been kept in climate-controlled storage with only 64,500 miles on the clock and is fully documented with its original broadcast sheet and Certicard.
LOT S154: 1967 Dodge Coronet Hemi W023
Also coming from the Kayo Erwin Collection, this W023 Hemi Coronet is just 1 of 55 produced in 1967. These cars were all built in white and done on a single weekend shift to be a part of the NHRA’s Super Stock category. Being as they were meant to be stripped down race cars, they were built without a front sway bar, radio, heater, sound insulation, body sealer, windshield wipers, a spare tire or jack. This Coronet features a correct 1967 426 Hemi and is 1 of 39 produced with the 727 Torqueflite automatic. Out back sits a Sure Grip rear end fitted with 4.87 gears. Inside is a black vinyl bench-seat interior that shows only 2,084 original miles on the dash!
LOT F221: 1968 Dodge Coronet R/T Convertible
When looking at drop-top Mopars, B-body convertibles are a fantastic more budget-friendly choice versus the costly E-body versions. This Coronet R/T convertible is one of 519 produced with the 440 Magnum engine in 1968. Featuring its numbers matching drive-train, this Coronet was treated to a full restoration in 2008 by Blue Chip Street Rods in Wisconsin. The black top, black R/T stripe and redline tires compliment the blue paint perfectly. It’s equipped with a power top, power steering and power brakes.
LOT S225: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi
When you speak the words Hemi and Charger, people naturally get excited and this ’68 is no exception. As one of 411 Hemi 4-Speed Chargers built in 1968, this Charger has been well kept over the years. It rolled out of the factory in PP1 Red with white interior, a black vinyl top and rear stripe delete. It’s believed to have 36,000 original miles. The Charger was given a single repainted in 2002 due to damage from a car cover sticking to the original paint. The numbers matching Hemi was rebuilt at some point and a new vinyl top was installed in 2017. On the inside, the interior remains totally un-restored and original! Power steering and power brakes make it easier to drive and the AM/8 Track radio is a nice option to have.
LOT F161: 1969 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi
This ’69 Hemi Charger is just one of 207 produced with a 4-Speed. It was treated to a full rotisserie restoration with a date code correct engine. It still has its original 4-Speed transmission and 3.54 geared Dana 60 Sure Grip rear end. This Charger is painted in B5 Blue with matching blue interior and topped off with a white vinyl top and white R/T stripe. It’s equipped with tinted glass, a rear window defogger and an AM/8 track radio. It rides on new chrome road wheels with F70-14 redline bias ply tires and in the trunk you will find the correct spare, jack and trunk mat.
LOT S150: 1969 Dodge Charger
One of the biggest trends in the muscle car market these days is un-restored cars and this Charger proves that you don’t need to have a Hemi or even a 440 to be cool. This ’69 is one of the best un-restored examples we’ve seen. Under the hood sits the original H-code 383 engine backed by a 727 Torqueflite automatic and 8 ¾ rear end with 3.23 gears. It came from the factory painted in T7 Dark Bronze Metallic and nicely accented with a black vinyl top and tan bucket seat interior. The options include the A01 Light Package, center console, tinted windshield, A/C with heater, headlamp warning indicator and 14 inch chrome road wheels. It also features three of the four original Goodyear Polyglas white-stripe tires and the original spare! It has 27,000 original miles and comes with the original broadcast sheet.
LOT S136: 1969 ½ Dodge A12 Super Bee
When it comes to Super Bees, one of the baddest out there is the A12 ’69 ½ Six Pack cars. This F6 Bright Green Metallic example is one of 826 Hardtop A12s built with a 4-speed. It underwent a full concours-quality rotisserie restoration at Carriage House Custom Auto in Wanamingo, Minnesota. Under the mean looking lift-off hood is a beautifully detailed 440 Six-Pack engine backed by the 4-speed manual transmission and a 4.10 geared Dana 60 rear end. The black vinyl bucket seat interior looks fantastic.
LOT K154: 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T
This absolutely gorgeous Bronze Metallic ’69 Coronet R/T was lacking information on Mecum’s site but being as we are such big fans of Bronze B-bodies; we just had to include it! The black vinyl top and black R/T stripe across the rear compliment the paint just perfectly along with the road wheels and redline tires. On the inside you’ll find a black bucket seat interior with a column shift automatic. Under the hood sits a 440 big block with the N96 Ramcharger fresh air hood.
LOT T242: 1970 Dodge Super Bee V-Code 440 Six-Pack
Coming from the Ronnie Rains collection, this beautiful factory V-code 440 Six-Pack 1970 Super Bee is one of 473 built with an automatic transmission. It wears FC7 Plum Crazy Purple paint with a white C-stripe: one of the most timeless color combinations on these cars. Inside is a black bucket seat interior and a woodgrain dash. It has power brakes, power steering and the always awesome N96 Ramcharger hood option.
LOT F145: 1970 Dodge Super Bee Hemi
This Hemi Super Bee is a total show stopper to say the least. It’s just one of 21 4-Speed Hemi Super Bee hardtops produced in 1970. Painted in FK5 Dark Burnt Orange Metallic paint, this Bee is jaw dropping with its white vinyl top and white C-stripe. The matching Burnt Orange bench seat interior looks perfect with the legendary Pistol Grip 4-Speed shifter sticking up through the floor. It came equipped with the A34 Super Track Pack, power steering, power brakes, hood pins, the A01 Light Group, 15” Rallye wheels wrapped in Goodyear Polyglas F60-15 tires, heat/defrost and the N96 Ramcharger hood (standard with the Hemi). It’s fully documented with its original broadcast sheet as well as a full vehicle inspection report from Dave Wise.
LOT F121: 1971 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi
To say this ’71 Hemi Charger R/T is beautiful is a massive understatement. Coming from the BMF Muscle Car Collection, this FC7 Plum Crazy Hemi Charger R/T is the only one known to exist with a white interior and white vinyl top. It’s no surprise that this Charger is formerly from the Wellborn Musclecar Museum as we all know Tim has a soft spot for these cars. Sold new at Harbor Dodge in Costa Mesa, California, it came from the factory with the N96 Ramcharger hood (again, standard with the Hemi), hideaway headlights, bucket seats, center console, power steering, power front disc brakes, AM/FM radio, Rim Blow steering wheel, color matched dual racing mirrors and 15” Rallye wheels with Goodyear Polyglas F60-15 tires. It was restored by Aloha Automotive Services back in 2006 and is documented with two broadcast sheets.
LOT S3: 1973 Dodge Charger Rallye
This Dark Silver Poly 440 powered Charger Rallye comes from the Harley Schmidt Collection. Treated to a full rotisserie restoration, it features its number matching 440 and 727 Torqueflite automatic that have been rebuilt to factory specifications. The black buckets and console interior has been beautifully detailed and looks just right with the Tuff steering wheel.