69 Super Bee hemi

1968 -1970 Mopars

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    This ole girl has been resting peacefully in the shop for the past 12 years. With a little bit of recent work she's alive! It was born with a 383 but at some point many many years ago a 1968 426 hemi was transplanted into her. A new gas tank and flush fuel lines, rebuilt both carburetors, put new tires on her, went through the brakes, oil changed, washed her and put a hot battery in it is she fired up and it's screaming again. A couple bubbles in the paint were noticed when I washed it but overall it's amazingly solid. Has a glass hood on it now but have the original matching hood also.

    What's a 69 Super Bee worth nowadays with a hemi in it? If I were to ever sell it what's the best route to take? I'm in middle Georgia.

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      "weather Timmy".. lol
       
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        Drive it around for awhile, you might forget about that sell thing.:thumbsup:
         
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          Talk and type got me again, LOL
           
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          Even prior to the virus epidemic, the car market place has been declining for the past three plus years in my opinion. The 68 to 70 Chargers have been the most active and still pull good money. With that said, it is a buyers market and not a sellers market. If you can afford to sit on it, I would suggest getting everything working and running well and enjoy the car. You can put a price on it and make it known that it can be bought. If you find that right person, then great. To replace the car, it will probably cost you much more to replace it if you look to get into something in the short term.
           
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            What's it worth? About $3,500. What's the best route to take to sell it? Sell it to me. Of course if you don't sell it to me it might be worth a little more, but I promise to take really good care of it. :praying: :lol:
             
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              There was a custom 68 Charger sold on e-bay a couple months ago that sold for $265,000.00 it was nice but not over the top......but like you said you have to find the right buyer. I tell my customers that you've gotta be Patient when it comes to selling.
               
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              It would be a fun cruiser with a elephant under the hood. It's not original so not worth top dollar.
               
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              I recently heard about a 69 Roadrunner with an added Hemi that sold for $16,000. It was set-up for drag racing though but still street legal. I called the guy only to find out he had sold it the weekend before. He said it was too wild to drive on the street plus the cops were pulling him over for what they called 'loud exhaust noise' even though it was a complete Magnaflo offering. He said he had started at $25,000 but hadn't gotten any offers. All I got to see were pictures.
               
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                It will be worth more with the Hemi. but since the VIN will confirm it didn't come with the Hemi it will never be worth top dollar. You may be able to get low to mid 20's
                 
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                $45-55k in my opinion. I think the HEMI helps the value of this one. Where can you buy a nice, clean '69 B-body with a HEMI in it for less than that? May be worth even more. Do you have the original engine? Guessing not, but if you did, you could offer it with the car and likely get even more. Good luck. I'd keep it if you can.
                 
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                If you decide to sell it, be sure and post it here. I'll bet there should be some interest, depending on price. Me, I'd keep it and sell something else.

                A fun memory just popped up. In 69, the owner of the Anaheim Plymouth dealership hinted that he wouldn't be against trading our 2-year-old son with shoulder-length blond hair for a Hemi GTX I was drooling over in the showroom. It seems that he and his wife were childless and had been told they were too old to adopt. He was early 40ish. My wife grabbed our son away from him and ran out to our, bone stock, base model, B5 blue, 68 Roadrunner. Telling her we could have another son, apparently wasn't the right thing to say.
                 
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                  @ccoorreeyy if you should decide to sell the car, check the engine for the VIN serial number and post it. It would be a bit of work on your part, but some guys will pay a premium to get the original matching numbers engine back into their car. Other guys would be satisfied with finding a correctly date coded piece while others could care less.

                  The Hemi engines that are bringing the top dollars are the nice blocks and heads for the more desirable top end cars. Items like 70 to 71 Hemi 4 speed carbs will bring unreal dollars in nice shape while a set of generic AFB's or AVS's are nothing special. My point is that you will need to do your homework to optimize your profit. A thrown together Hemi motor that is a mix of all kinds of parts will be tough to sell by itself and would probably make it easier to sell the Super Bee for someone who just wants a toy to play with. But if the Hemi engine still retains all of the factory pieces like pulleys, intake, carbs and exhaust, take the time to determine the vintage. In return, you will be much happier with the dollars collected and the new owner of the engine or parts will be happy to find them.
                   
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                  I’ll bet there were a couple times when she thought “we should’ve taken that deal”! :)
                   
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                  If the Hemi engine is original, with all the Hemi chassis parts, that might be worth as much as the car the way it sits. I’ve seen original Hemi engines being advertised for over $30,000. If you found someone trying to build up an original Hemi Cuda, this engine could be worth a lot of $$$$$.
                   
                • hemi*guy

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                  Bottom line ...it's a 69 Super Bee with a Hemi not a 69 Hemi Super Bee! IMHO!
                   
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                  I believe I made that clear in my post. Maybe it's room mates will be more welcomed?

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                  • hemi*guy

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                    Don’t get me wrong, I love the car. But you asked what it was worth and in my humble opinion i was just saying it was a Super bee with a Hemi not a Hemi Superbee. Big difference in terms of worth. No disrespect intended I love all your cars!
                     
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                    sorry its off topic, but nice CHALLENGER!!!
                     
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