General Lee - 1969 Dodge Charger
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 moonshiners 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.