1971 Dodge Super Bee

1971 DODGE SUPER BEE IS ALL NEW
1971 marked the birth of the 3rd-generation Dodge Charger, and it now shared the B-body platform with the Plymouth Satellite and Roadrunner. The new “fuselage body” was all new. There was a new split front grille with the bumper outlining it, including the vertical center split. Hideaway headlights were optional as was a rear spoiler. Also optional was a new “Ramcharger” complete with manually-controlled pop-up cold-air hood scoop. This is the same basic design that appeared on the Roadrunner under the nickname “Air Grabber” hood. This would be the last year for the “Hi-Impact” colors, yet introduced a new one: “Citron Yella”. The Super Bee which used to be based on the Coronet, now became a trim package on the Charger.
1971 DODGE SUPER BEE ENGINE OPTIONS
1970 marked the peak of the Classic Muscle Car Era, as horsepower ratings also peaked. But alas it wasn’t meant to last. By 1971, government-required low-octane, low-lead fuel forced carmakers to reduce compression ratios of their engines, which killed performance. But Detroit kept swinging, the best it could with what it had to work with. 1971 was the last year for the 440 Six-Pack option. It was also the last year for the almighty 426 Hemi, and in its final year only 63 were installed in Charger R/Ts. The standard V8 was a low compression 383. For $44 you could option up to a 340.

1971 Dodge Super Bee SPECIFICATIONS

Model name

Model# / Bodystyle#



Wheelbase

Overall length

Overall Width

Track, front

Track, rear

Tire size

Shipping weight



Price when new



Production



Std engine, B-code

C-code

G-code

H-code

J-code

K-code

L-code

N-code

R-code

T-code

U-code

V-code

Charger V8

Coupe: WL / 21

Hardtop: WP / 23

Super Bee HT: WP / 23

115.0 in

205.4 in

79.1 in

60.1 in

62.0 in

E78 X 14"

 Coupe 3,240 lbs

Hardtop 3,350 lbs


Coupe $2,802

Hardtop $ 3,070


HT & Coupe 46,183

Hardtop included


198ci OHV I-6, 1X1bbl

225ci OHV I-6, 1X1bbl

318ci OHV V8, 1X2bbl

340ci OHV V8, 1X4bbl

340ci OHV V8, 3X2bbl

360ci OHV V8, 1X2bbl

383ci OHV V8, 1X2bbl

383ci OHV V8, 1X4bbl

426ci HEMI V8, 2X4bbl

440ci OHV V8, 1X4bbl

440ci OHV V8, 1X4bbl

440ci OHV V8, 3X2bbl

Charger 500

Hardtop: WP / 23

Super Bee HT: WP / 23

SE Hardtop: WP / 29

115.0 in

205.4 in

79.1 in

60.1 in

62.0 in

F70 X 14"

Hardtop 3,350 lbs

Super Bee HT 3,640

 SE Hardtop 3,375

Hardtop $3,223

Super Bee HT $3,271

SE Hardtop $3,422

Hardtop 11,948

Super Bee HT 5,054

SE Hardtop 3,118

125 hp / 180 lb/t

145 hp / 215 lb/ft

230 hp / 320 lb/ft

275 hp / 340 lb/ft

290 hp / 345 lb/ft

255 hp / 360 lb/ft

290 hp / 390 lb/ft

330 hp / 425 lb/ft

425 hp / 490 lb/ft

350 hp / 480 lb/ft

375 hp / 480 lb/ft

390 hp / 480 lb/ft

Charger R/T

Hardtop: WS / 23



115.0 in

205.4 in

79.1 in

60.1 in

62.0 in

F70 X 14"

Hardtop 3,685



Hardtop $3,777



Hardtop 3,118



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