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1969 Dodge Coronet

Super Bee 2-Door Hardtop
Mecum Harrisburg 2022
Wednesday, 27 July - Tuesday, 30 August
$69,300
Sale Price
Yes
Reserve
29 July 2022
Sold Date
F35
Lot Number
#3-
Visually maintained, largely original
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. WM23H9E133154. Hemi Orange with black vinyl roof and tail band over black vinyl. 383/335hp, 4-speed, Hurst shifter, power steering, aftermarket air conditioning, black steel wheels, hubcaps, Hankook tires, bench seat, no radio.

Evaluation: Represented as the matching-numbers engine with a date code correct transmission. Decent older paint. Sound upholstery in a non-standard pattern. No crankcase ventilation tube. Engine painted in place, chassis not given much attention. Superficial and scary.

Bottom Line: It is difficult to find much good to say about this Super Bee. It claims to have a “recent rotisserie restoration” but that rotisserie must have turned very rapidly considering the result. Rotisserie restorations have come to have a positive connotation in recent years. This one, however, harkens back to the bad old days when “rotisserie restoration” meant “quick and dirty”. The result it brought here is wholly inappropriate for its presentation, a 2+ price for a 3- car and a home run for the seller.

by Rick Carey
11 August 2022
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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