The 1970 Coronet super bee featured a radical new nose design, an enticing new LOWER base price of $3074, and automatic membership in Dodge’s Scat Pack of performance streetcars that included the Challenger and Charger. And also was he high impact paint colors such as Plum Crazy and Panther Pink. The Panther Pink ended up being the rarest color chosen for Super Bees with only 39 models ordered. Plum Crazy purple ended up being the most common 1970 Super Bee color, with 1926 cars painted the distinctive shade. Even with these consumer choices, overall sales for 1970 Super Bees fell from the previous year.
Definitely, a subject of debate since its debut has been the distinctive hood and nose design of the 1970 Coronet. Many felt it was just ‘too much’ for the historically utilitarian design that the Coronet platform had come to symbolize.
The 1970 Super Bee was available as a pillared coupe or hardtop two-door. There was no 1970 Super Bee convertible made, but 296 Coronet R/T convertibles were built. There were 11,540 hardtop and 3,966 coupe Super Bees produced in 1970, with approximately 1,369 known to be exported out of the USA. All Super Bees and Coronet R/Ts were built at Lynch Road, MI, St. Louis, MO, and Los Angeles, CA. The Super Bee had 3 engine options, the base 383 Magnum, the 440 Six-Pack, or the 426 Hemi. The 1970 Coronet R/T was offered in a base 440 Magnum, a 440 Six-Pack, or 426 Hemi.