Up For Auction: The Very First 'General Lee' Charger

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This is not a copy/stunt version, but the original General Lee Charger from "The Dukes of Hazard."

Earlier this month, the last surviving Dodge Charger 'General Lee' stunt car from the classic television show "The Dukes of Hazard" was put up for auction. What was unique about it was the fact that out of the nearly 300 stunt Chargers used for filming, it was the sole survivor. And now, the original 1969 Charger 'General Lee' - not one used for regular stunts but the one seen jumping over a Hazard county police car in the opening credits of every episode - is going up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson auction.

So yes, 'Lee 1' (the name given to it by series star John Schneider) was briefly used as a stunt car, but after it was filmed for the iconic opening scene, it was used for a background shot in a later episode and then shipped off to an Atlanta, Georgia junkyard where it sat for 23 years. Fortunately it was found and restored to its original condition over a 16 month period. We imagine something like this will go for some serious cash and Barrett-Jackson is saying there will be no reserve on it. Interested? Be sure to bring your checkbooks to Scottsdale, Arizona on January 14th.

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