1968 Dodge Charger "General Lee"
Lot No. 715
Auctioned on Saturday, August 3, 2013
"Dukes of Hazzard" Movie Stunt Car
Sold for $ 24,200
- 318-cid, 230-hp OHV V-8 engine, three-speed TorqueFlite transmission
- “Dukes of Hazard” movie stunt car
- Famous freeway jump scene car from the 2005 feature film with Johnny Knoxville and Sean William Scott
- Interior is fitted with a rollcage. In addition to the stove-in nose, it has myriad dents and scratches of honor
- One of 17 out of 256 that survived
Chassis no. XP29F8G249891
318-cid, 230-hp OHV V-8 engine, three-speed TorqueFlite transmission, torsion bar independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and brakes. Wheelbase: 117-inches
The red-and-white Starsky and Hutch Ford Torinos apart, probably no screen icon has been so replicated as General Lee, the famous Dodge Charger driven by Bo and Luke in the long-running television series The Dukes of Hazzard. Dismissing all the replicas that The General inspired, no fewer than 256 cars were used in the making of the series, three TV movies and a feature film.
The cars were all 1968 and ’69 Dodge Chargers, in characteristic orange with 01 on the side and a Confederate naval jack on the roof. A variety of engines came into play, based on the cars as found and scene requirements. Most had TorqueFlite A727 automatic transmissions.
This General Lee is from the 2005 feature film with Johnny Knoxville and Sean William Scott, where it performed in the legendary freeway ramp jump scene. It bears the broken nose to prove it. Powered with a mild 318-cid engine, it has the TorqueFlite transmission with a B&M shifter and AutoMeter Sport Comp tach and Shift-Lite. The interior is fitted with a rollcage. In addition to the stove-in nose, it has myriad dents and scratches of honor. The interior is brown, as seen on screen, although spray color was used for cars acquired with other color interiors. The BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires are representative of those appearing in all scenes.
Of the 256 genuine General Lees, just 17 are believed to survive. This one, with big screen credits, is certainly among the most coveted. Its new owner will possess a cultural icon.