The most satisfying finds are those that you’re not even looking for. Whether it is a 1968 Plymouth Road Runner for $250, or a few Shelby Mustangs in an airport hanger, sometimes great classic cars appear almost out of nowhere.That’s what happened to Ryan Brutt from the YouTube channel Auto Archeology on his drive home to Wisconsin recently. When passing by a stranger’s garage, Ryan noticed a 1969 Dodge Super Bee and a 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds, both of which need a good wash but are in near-perfect condition.

Read more about these dusty gems in the video.

A Super Bee That Stayed In The Hive

The 1969 Dodge Super Bee was an affordable yet respectably fast muscle car option in its time. Its name comes from the B-platform it shared with the Plymouth Road Runner and the Dodge Charger. The Super Bee was slightly heavier and longer than the Road Runner, and the same 6.3-liter Magnum V8 engine powered both cars.

This Super Bee, along with the Hurst/Olds, has spent some thirty years undriven in its owner’s garage and is well-preserved under all the dust. It’s got a great color scheme; red exterior, black top, and white interior. The rally gauge cluster is still intact, and someone replaced the original Mopar four-speed transmission with a version that’s a year older. But, as Ryan shows us, its garage-mate can’t help but overshadow the Dodge.

The Uncovered Hurst/Olds

1969 Dodge Super Bee and a 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst Barn find
Source: YouTube @ Auto Archaeology

In the mid-1960s, Hurst shifters became a popular option in the Oldsmobile 442. The car manufacturer followed up the concept to create a high-performance, special hand-built edition of its Cutlass, the Hurst/Olds. This car comes equipped with a Hurst Dual Gate shifter, which is a precursor to today’s manumatic transmissions.

Oldsmobile lifted the massive 7.5-liter Rocket V8 engine from its Toronado and dropped it into the Hurst/Olds, giving it 380 hp, 500 lb-ft of torque, and a blazing 0-60 mph record of 5.6 seconds. It also happened to look very cool with its dual exhaust system, “mailbox” fiberglass hood scoop, blacked-out grille, and functional rear wing.

So we hope that Ryan is able to convince the owner of these two awesome muscle cars to bring one of them to a local Mopar club meeting. After all, why shouldn’t he share these handsome classic cars with the rest of the world?