The original Super Bee was based on the Dodge Coronet. The name “Super Bee” comes from the “B”-platform of Chrysler, on which were produced medium-sized cars, including Coronet, Roadrunner, Charger, etc. Although these two cars bear many resemblances in their appearance, Dodge Super Bee was a little heavier (about 29 kg) with a large (5 cm) wheelbase. Also there are visual differences, such as the large rear wheel arches, chrome-edged tail lights and grille, chrome-plated medallion in the form of a bee and a vinyl band with logo, confirming that this is the Super Bee.
Since 1971 Dodge Coronet was available in sedan and wagon, so the model Super Bee was moved to the platform Dodge Charger. But the Charger R / T was already not a cheap muscle car, while the Super Bee became a more profitable alternative.
Here is a nice video with the 1971 Dodge Super Bee equipped with a massive 7.2L 440 Six Pack Big-Block V8. The video was filmed by YouTube user Jamboolio in Kotka, Finland this year. Together with the Super Bee you can also see another classic muscle car representative – the monumental 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T.