2007 Dodge Charger SRT 8 Super Bee
Especially nowadays, with that bold design. Strangely enough, however, that’s what was happening at the 2006 Chicago Auto Show – a black and yellow Charger, with a bee on the fenders, just sitting in a quiet corner surrounded by custodians and waiting, patiently, for someone to give it a look.
Here’s betting that plenty of people will notice when the Chicago Auto Show opens to the public next week. They’ll notice that not only has Dodge reissued the Super Bee line, but has done it with the SRT 8 and its asphalt cracklin’ 6.1-liter, 425-horsepower Hemi engine. Colors and enhancements include "Detonator Yellow" exterior color, with black hood and deck-lid face, Super Bee logos on front and rear fenders, and contrasting yellow stitching on the seats, steering wheel and shift knob.
If you don’t know about the Super Bee, consider that the nameplate made its debut in 1968 within the Dodge Coronet line at a sticker price of just over $3,000. It was offered as a Dodge Charger 1971, and restored examples fetch between $80,000 – $100,000 today.
You can buy a new one this fall for a lot less than a classic but, sadly, considerably more than that original $3,000 price tag. Actually pricing will be announced closer to launch.