They were amazing, as in one version they had a factory fiberglass lift off hood... I don't recall another American muscle car that ever had a lift off fiberglass hood. And the Bee's was flat black paint for 10-15% better heat transfer. As Jesse Pinkman said, "Science, bitches!"
and it was the largest hood scoop of any car in the muscle car era that I can think of
and it's one of two cars I know of that used the wheel cover advertising method.
They were factory sponsored national touring drag racers, on both the USA and the Canadian sides of the border
They were a new trim level in 1968, and had a bitchin 3 piece tail light, that looks something similar to a bumble bee's black striped tail, and were given the black tail panel bolt on piece (Coronets got the silver/argent color instead) and look especially on point when a Super Bee was yellow with black tail stripes
And they were the choice for the NFL team, the Cincinnati Bengals who made the famous Butterscotch Bee color combo
They even had some funky gasser art work, and Ed Roth mistook a Dart for a Super Bee in one t-shirt design
and it showed up in advertising for teen girl fashion
(Teen, April 1969) http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2008/02/blog-post_24.html for the whole gallery
They made a comeback about 4 years ago, and here's an homage to the billboard decal too
They are all over, even on the island of Japan
There were Mexican Super Bees that resemble the American Demon body of 1971,
and the 1972 and 73 American Duster body, where they had the twin hood scoop, and the Challenger dual snorkle
and this one looks like the American 76 Aspen and some person liked the variety of Super Bee hoods that he (barf, puke) doubled down and put the twin scoops on a "Power Bulge" 1969 383 Super Bee hood
There were Super Bee boats... yes, Chrysler Super Bees. So, can you think of a car company that ever pulled a car model name and put it on their corporate boats? No. I don't think anyone else owned a boat company, the Harley fiberglass ones don't count, that was a motorcycle company
They were even raced in Nascar
and they won a national contest for model car design
They were an answer to another cartoon character's popular namesake muscle car
from what ever year, country, car body variety etc etc applies, they could be ordered with a 318, 383, 440 4 barrel, or 440 with a 6 pack, or the hemi, or the modern 6.2 liter (whatever, I don't give a shit about new Mopar engines that didn't get a name like Hellcat, or Demon)
and the Bee immediately inspired rip offs by other marketing people for the
and they personified a marketing publicity move... the "Scat Pack"
hat tip to Mopar Connection Magazine website guru Kevin Shaw for reminding me of the 50th anniversary