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Which Insect-Named Automobile Would You Choose for Your Dream Garage?

Posted June 16, 2022 5:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: collector cars Hornet Mercury

The animal kingdom around us is vast. So too is the insect kingdom, both foe and friend. In this week's This or That window-shopping exercise, let's buzz over to the auto industry. As was the case with birds and cats, naming inspiration came from an array of pint-sized fliers. Once again, we're zapping the options down to four, each currently available in the Hemmings classifieds.

Which one would you capture this week?

1946 Monarch Station Wagon -- Price new: $1,775 (Today's currency: $27,191)

1954 Hudson Hornet Sedan -- Price new: $2,769 (Today's currency: $28,699)

1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee -- Price new: $4,410 (Today's currency: $34,634)

1967 Volkswagen Beetle -- Price new: $1,639 (Today's currency: $13,889)

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06/18/2022 11:35 PM

Well it would have to be the Dodge Super Bee - the only one with an air scoop. I would dream I had enough money to buy gas for it.

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06/19/2022 2:44 AM

For me the very first, reflex-based candidate would be the Alfa Carabo, but speaking about production cars it would be the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider and the 70' Dodge Super Bee. In the production Alfa's case I'm not sure the Spider stands for the arachnid, but OK.

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06/19/2022 8:34 AM

Without question, the "Beetle". I lived in San Francisco with tight parking. VW's were the most common vehicle to see on the block. Believe it or not--in the 1930's overnight parking on the street was illegal!

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