Dodge Cornet SuperBee. I asked my dad, he is 100% certain. I knew it was a Dodge, because of the side scoups. I thought it was a Challenger but I didn't remeber the black decal being on the one at the car show, but I remembered it on another Dodge car, but like you I couldn't remeber the name. That is a beautiful piece of metal.
Charger's aren't Super Bees, Coronets are. Coronets and Chargers have pretty much the same body style but one has a decal and one doesn't. Plus there are differences in the motor and things like that. I really don't know that much about them since I'm more of a Ford and Chevy person. But I do love the Charger, it is a beautiful machine.
Look...my point is, even though the Dodge Super Bee was considered a "stand alone" car (meaning a car unto itself" it still had the same body and trim/options as the Chrager. Under all the paint and fancy decals, in heart and soul, it was a charger as has been acceptably documented as one many tinme over.
Avout a year ago, I had the orgasmic honor of getting to sit behind the wheel of one at a local car show. Along with the huge photo album of before and after pictures, the car had three awards. Best Presentation, Best in Show, and Most Accurate Restoration, and this car was papered, badged and even had matching Vin #s as a Dodge Charger Super Bee. It was even painted Hornet Yellow.
About four years ago I got to park my former '66 Mustang and aile over from another one at a car show. This was another documneted, multiple award winning vehicle also documented and presented as a Dodge Charger Super Bee. However, this one was painted Plum Crazy (a color made famous by the Plymoth 'Cuda though Chevy has used the color on some of their older Camaros as well as others, but the color is so slammin it looked hot on the Super Bee).
I am sure the last thing thisd artist wants is people arguing over what car it is. Neither you nor I drew it, and you can call it whatever you want, but the fact remains that before the body style was retured in 1974 when Dodge retired it (while it was still on top no less ) under all the titles of a stand-alone car, there wouldn't have been a Super Bee without the Chargers body.
What I was trying to say is, that though it looks like a Charger, acts like a Charger, it is more fancy and decorative than the Charger, unless it is the General Lee ( ), that is what I was trying to say. My dad, now this is a 50 year old guy who spent most of his life under the hood of a car, and his buddy Dale, another 50 year old guy who also spent most of his life undet the damn hood, both yelled at me, in whinny voices "It's a Coronet". I agree it does look exactly like a Charger and the guy on the car program said they used the extra bodies and stuff, but I don't argue with stubborn old German men who have wrenchs in their hands and are working on my truck so I can drive it, but all of the people I know call it a Coronet, it looks like a damn Charger! Also another car that looks like a charger is a 'Cuda (I can tell the difference since Charger has a much more powerful engine) but to deaf men like my father, it is up to the younger generation to tell them it is louder or softer. I know most of the cars by heart since my father has taken to millions of cars shows and I can name about 50 of the stupid cars he's owned or wanted over the years, I just knew it was a Dodge.
One thing I have to say, and this has nothing to do with the picture but, I'm mad at Dodge since they ruined the Charger's value and style by putting out the 2006, in my opinion it didn't give it justice, I hope they do better on the Challenger, from the concept car, it looks like a beauty! I hope it is.
Comments: 1971 was the beginning of the end of the musclecar era. While other manufacturer's were decreasing their engine ratings, Chrysler held on as long as it could. The Hemi retained its 425bhp rating while the 440 lost 5bhp to 370bhp and the 440 Six Pack lost 5bhp to 385bhp. The redesigned 1971 Charger lost two inches of wheelbase and gained swoopy Coke bottle styling. It now shared its body with the Dodge Super Bee and was still available in R/T and SE trim. The R/T version was particularly bold with its standard blackout hood, simulated bodyside air extractors, Rallye wheels, tape stripes, and optional front and rear spoilers. The Hemi breathed through an Air Grabber type hood scoop activated by a dashboard switch. A full range of bold colors was available from "Green Go" to "Citron Yella." This body style would last until 1974, but this would prove to be the last year for the 426 Hemi. Rather than see the Hemi strangled by emissions standards, Chrysler decided to retire it when it was still on top.