What Car Does Alex Drive in Who Killed Sara?

Fitting for the Mexico-based show, Who Killed Sara?’s Alex Guzman drives a 1978 Super Bee Dodge Valiant—a model only produced in Mexico.
Written by Ethan Moser
Reviewed by Jessica Barrett
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American viewers of the Netflix murder mystery Who Killed Sara? have had a hard time figuring out what car the show’s protagonist Alex Guzman drives—probably because the 1978 Super Bee Dodge Valiant was only produced in Mexico, where the show is based. 
While Who Killed Sara? is far from being a car-centric series, fans of the show can’t help but be hypnotized by Alex Guzman’s (played by Manolo Cardona) 1970s muscle car. When Alex hits the streets in the hotrod after being wrongly convicted of his sister’s death, the make and model of the car remain as mysterious as the show’s circumstances. In the three seasons since the show first aired in early 2021, Alex’s hotrod has been a staple of the show, partially because the 1978 Super Bee
Dodge
Valiant is so novel to American viewers. 
Here's everything you never knew about the car Alex Guzman drives.
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1978 Super Bee Dodge Valiant

Since Alex Guzman walked out of an 18-year prison sentence after being wrongfully accused for the death of his sister Sara, his 1978 Dodge Valiant Super Bee has truly been his ride-or-die trusty steed.
Only produced in Mexico, the Valiant Super Bee was frankensteined together using the front end of a U.S. Dodge
Aspen
and the back end of the U.S.
Plymouth
Volare. Produced for only ten years from 1970 to 1980, the Valiant Super Bee was manufactured as
Chrysler’s
Mexican answer to the North American E-Body
Up until 1969, Chrysler had been producing and selling the A-Body Barracuda in Mexico—however, in 1970, Chrysler’s North American team unveiled the all-new E-Body for their sportier cars. Due to a Mexican law that mandated at least 60 percent of the parts used on vehicles sold in Mexico be produced domestically, manufacturing the E-Body proved too expensive for Chrysler’s Mexican team as it was impossible to import cheaper parts. As a solution, Chrysler equipped their already popular A-Body with a 318-cubic-inch small-block engine and titled it the Super Bee. 
The Super Bee title persisted throughout the 1970s, even when the Chrysler F-Body was released in North America in 1975. Equipped with a 360-cubic-inch small-block engine rated at 300 horsepower, the 1976 Valiant Super Bee was joined by less powerful models branded as the
Dodge Dart
and Valiant Volare
The Valiant Super Bee’s powerful engine was possible in part due to Mexico’s lax pollution laws but proved to be a much faster car than anything featuring the North American F-Body. In fact, due to its impressive speed, the Valiant Super Bee was used as a chase vehicle by the Mexican federal highway patrol for several years. 
The car’s history as a police cruiser might have something to do with Alex Guzman driving one in Who Killed Sara? While Alex is not a cop—he’s actually a convicted felon—he spends the length of the series using his Valiant Super Bee to solve the mystery of his sister’s murder. 
By 1978, the Dodge Valiant Super Bee featured a 5.2-liter, 360-cubic-inch LA V8 small-block engine. Throw in the Chrysler 727 Torqueflite automatic transmission, and the Super Bee could easily pump out more than 300 horsepower meaning that, even 40 years later, this hot rod can still keep up with the best of them. 
While rare to see on U.S. streets, Dodge Valiant Super Bees do cross north of the border every now and then for sale at auctions. While prices vary depending on condition and mileage, average selling prices for a used Valiant Super Bee range between $15,000 and $20,000.
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