Come check out Rocco’s car at Automania tonight!

This is Jesse’s (Blues Bashers guitarist) 1970 Dodge Coronet RT 440. It is similiar to the Super Bee, without the wing in back. They are kind of rare. He bought the car about 12 years ago here in SD and took the motor apart about 8 years ago to get more horsepower (it’s up to about 475 – yeah – not a green machine, about 14 mph). He finally got it back together and running last week.

He jokes that it didn’t run during most of the Bush Administration . . .  which is a good thing.



7 comments ↓

#1 Angry Guy on 11.03.08 at 11:08 am

That’s totally badass.
It looks like it should have a wheelie bar and big meats on the back.

#2 l3wis on 11.03.08 at 12:12 pm

It probably needs wheelie bars.

#3 Ghost of Dude on 06.17.09 at 1:50 pm

Three badass gallons to the mile.
God bless America!

#4 Costner on 06.17.09 at 2:50 pm

I can respect the effort to save a piece of musclecar history, but I’m not much of a MOPAR guy.

Since Ford seems to be the only true American car company left, I think I’ll have to keep searching for that 67 Mustang Fastback I’ve always wanted.

#5 Plaintiff Guy on 06.17.09 at 3:23 pm

Wow, takes me back. I’d notice it, generation Y wouldn’t. Circa 1970, I remember watching a similar car smoke the tires for two blocks. Thick smoke billowed up 1,000′ or more and someone called the fire department. I’d pay for a ride to help subsidize his rebuild.

#6 Sy on 06.17.09 at 7:06 pm

Great car. Mopar had some fine machines, I think the Superbird set a Guiness record in its day for fastest off the showroom floor. Something obscene like a 200+ mph top end IIRC.

But, I’m w/Cost on this one. Gimme a Shelby creation from the late ’60s.

#7 l3wis on 06.18.09 at 6:35 am

Personally I still want a 1972, Corvette convertible 454 stingray. With a 4-speed Munsey.

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