In the exhilarating world of classic automobiles, rarity often transcends convention. Among the prestigious lineup set to enthrall enthusiasts at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction, one exceptional gem stands apart – a 1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee A12, distinguished as the sole known A12 adorned with a striking factory-installed Green Floral top.
As the gavel prepares to descend, all eyes converge on this peerless 1969.5-code A12 Dodge, a testament to automotive individuality and meticulous craftsmanship. Sporting a mesmerizing 1H Green Floral vinyl roof—aptly termed Dodge’s rendition of Plymouth’s Mod Top—this immaculate machine embodies a convergence of innovation and uniqueness.
Crafted on a momentous Saturday, April 26th, 1969, this automotive masterpiece made its initial journey from Coll Auto Sales in Jackson, Ohio. Its lineage traces back to a time when automotive expression knew no bounds, reflected in its nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration that clinched the esteemed Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) Concours Gold in 2019.
This standout vehicle, a remarkable 1 of 267 4-speed WM21 coupes produced during the model’s brief spring 1969 release, conceals beneath its A12-code Six Pack lift-off hood, the legendary 7.2-liter (440 cubic-inch) Six Pack V8 engine. Noteworthy for its oval air cleaner and a trio of Holley 2-barrel carburetors, this powerhouse boasts components—carburetors, exhaust manifolds, heads, and distributor—meticulously date-coded for an April 26, 1969, assembly line installation.
Its performance credentials further underscored by an A833 factory 4-speed manual transmission, complemented by a Dana 4.10:1 SureGrip differential, exuding an aura of unparalleled authenticity.
Draped in the resplendent (F6) Bright Green Poly hue—a spring-of-’69 release—the fusion of colors accentuates the custom-themed roof, resonating with the white Super Bee tail stripe. The interior, a harmonious blend of comfort and performance, features a white bench seat adorned by the wood-knob Hurst factory floor shifter.
The ensemble further elevated by a performance dash boasting a clock and a 150 MPH speedometer, tinted glass, and the iconic Dodge Solid State AM radio. Externally, chrome Super Bee emblems harmonize with the bespoke Green Floral roof and the audacious fiberglass hood, riding atop the correct, date-coded H-code wheels paired with new Goodyear Redline bias-ply tires.
Accompanied by a trove of accolades including meticulous restoration photo documentation, receipts, an intact original fender tag, and verifiable body stampings, this singular muscle car transcends mere rarity. It encapsulates an era of automotive ingenuity and challenges enthusiasts to embrace the unexpected.
This unparalleled 1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee A12 beckons to those daring enough to celebrate its distinctiveness. As it takes center stage at the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction, the question resounds—are you willing to go to claim a piece of automotive history?
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