1968 Dodge Coronet Super Bee, RT, 440, 500 review

1968 Dodge Coronet Super Bee

Aside from the Charger and Coronet R/T, midyear into 1968, Dodge launched the Dodge Coronet Super Bee model which was inspired by the Coronet 440 coupe design, part of Dodge’s Scat Pack and a base design of the Plymouth Road Runner; it possessed a standard 335 with 383 horsepower with 4-speed Hurst transmission, as well as a heavy-duty suspension. The name ‘Super Bee’ was derived from its B-body chassis (“Super B.”) design. Other standard features are a bulged hood, dual exhaust, bumblebee striping, and bench seat. It was launched as Dodge’s inexpensive muscle car for the 1968 year.

1968 Coronet Super Bee

1968 Dodge Coronet R/T

The 1968 Dodge Coronet R/T was the high performance model for this year and possessed a bigger engine, though due to its abundant luxurious-and-comfort features it additionally weighs more and has a considerably higher price tag. In the 1968 model year, about 519 Dodge Coronet R/T convertibles were tailored to American specifications. About 431 cars came with automatic transmissions, while the rest 88 were outfitted with 4-speed manual transmissions. Even rarer was the console mounted on the floor between the Rallye instrument package and the bucket seats.

1968 Dodge Coronet RT

The Coronet R/T two-door hardtop has an MRSP of $3,442. It featured the Magnum 440 engine (with 4-barrel carburetor), Red Streak tires, automatic, heavy duty suspension with sway bar, various interior lights, drum brakes, “Rumblebee” stripes, dual horns, pedal dress-up, rear armrests and front air-foam seat cushions in the bucket seats.

1968 Dodge Coronet 500

The 1968 Dodge Coronet 500 was the top of the line series for this model and possesses a manual, 3-speed transmission, a RWD and chassis weighing 1440kgs. It is a 2-door coupe body car with 4 seats. The engine power tops out at 233hp at 4400rpm, with torque of 461Nm at 2400rpm, runs on gasoline with displacement of 5210cc. the engine compression ratio is 9.2 fuel capacity of 19.02 gallons (equal to 72litres). Pricing for the hardtop coupe starts at $2,830 and increases to $3,300 for the 9-passenger station wagon.

1968 Dodge Coronet 500

1968 Dodge Coronet 440

The1968 dodge coronet 440 is the transitional trim level of the Coronet series. They come outfitted with dual horns, carpeting, and steering wheel with horn ring. The sedans and hardtops possess window sill moldings. The hardtops and station wagons have all-vinyl bench seats. Although the Dodge Coronet 440 stopped producing the convertible, a 2-door coupe was launched together with the 2-door hardtop, 4-door sedan, and the station wagon.

Dodge Coronet 1968

1968 Dodge Coronet pictures

1968 Dodge Coronet specs

The Dodge Coronet model was first built in 1949, and showcased its first innovative post-war body styles; it was followed by the Meadowbrook and Wayfarer, which were models that didn’t last very long.

The 1968 Dodge Coronet models include the Deluxe, 500 Series, 440 Series and the R/T Series. The Coronet Super Bee was launched in early 1968 as a cohort to the Plymouth Road Runner and it possessed the Coronet 440’s rear finish panel and the Charger’s Rallye instrument cluster. It was available in quite a few body styles such as the hardtop coupe, convertible, sedan, and 6- and 9-passenger station wagon; all available in 16 different colors and a vast range of engine choices.

Dodge built an astounding 196,242 Coronet models, counting the taxis, base models, Super Bees, and all other designs and styles, in 1968.

  • OsamaBinLimbaugh

    The Super Bee name came from the Bee from the Scat Pack, not “B-body”

    • Speedius Rex

      OH MAN, where do you think the Scat Pak “BEE” originated from?
      The B-Body, & “B” & “RB” engine series

      • OsamaBinLimbaugh

        That’s just silly.

        Dodge introduced the Scat Pack for the 1968 model year. The mascot was a bumble bee.

        The Super Bee wasn’t even a part of the Scat Pack at the time because it didn’t exist.

        After the success of the Road Runner, Dodge product planners created a cousin whose name was influenced by the Scat Pack’s mascot.

  • Speedius Rex

    The Super Bee came from the Scat Pak Bee, according to some ,
    but where do you think the Scat Pak “BEE” originated?
    The “B-Body” & “B” & “RB” engine series ……..

    • OsamaBinLimbaugh

      That’s just silly.

      Dodge introduced the Scat Pack for the 1968 model year. The mascot was a bumble bee.

      The Super Bee wasn’t even a part of the Scat Pack at the time because it didn’t exist.

      After the success of the Road Runner, Dodge product planners created a cousin (the 1968 Super Bee) whose name was influenced by the Scat Pack’s mascot.