Buzzing Across the Auction Block

Mecum Kissimmee is stuffed full of American Muscle this year. Daytonas, ’Cudas and Challengers are around every corner, but this 1971 HEMI® Orange Charger Super Bee has caught our attention. But what makes it super? The 426 HEMI V8 engine with dual four-barrel carburetors and hemispherical cylinder heads under the hood, of course. This Super Bee is souped-up with almost all the factory options and is one of only nine that came outfitted with a four-speed transmission for the production year. The Dodge Brand was still paying homage to the Super Bee 50 years later, offering a Dodge Charger Super Bee as one of the seven Last Call models. Here’s why some say the 1971 Dodge Super Bee was the Challenger SRT® Hellcat of its day. Let us know in the comments your thoughts on the return of the Bee!