The General Lee made its debut in 1979 on the television show The Dukes
of Hazzard, starring Tom Wopat and John Schneider. The show is the
story about a family of reformed moon shiners who spent more time
running from the sheriff than racing their car, General Lee, on the track.
The most memorable scenes from this show are the chases through the
countryside with nearly impossible car jumps across rivers and gorges.
The 375 horsepower engine with a top
speed of 135 MPH and 0-60 in 5.4 seconds
enabled the Charger to live up to its name.
The Charger’s Hemi Orange paint was
flanked with the number 01 on the doors
and the rebel flag on the roof. During
production of the TV series, more than 300
Chargers were used. This car is one of the
surviving 17 original television General
Lees when the show ended in 1985.
Although Bo and Luke Duke were the main characters, General Lee is the
star of the show.
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1969 Dodge Charger