This amazing General Lee Car was built and owned by John Schneider, the actor who played Bo Duke in the 1979-85 TV series Dukes Of Hazzard. There are probably more General Lee replicas running around than any other media machine. The incredible General Lee Car 1969 Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard is the amazing muscle car. it is a dead ringer for the ’69 Chargers he drove on the show, but it’s been fortified with a 511-cubic-inch old-style Hemi V-8, Brembo four-wheel disc brakes, a Hotchkiss suspension upgrade, and a Gear Vendors overdrive behind the three-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand it has about 550 horsepower onboard, the car has been optimized to run in open road events like the Silver State Challenge. The steering is tight, but it has geriatric creaks and groans, and the brake pedal needs to be hammered with femur-cracking force. Still, it’s a quick car. The car was featured on everything from shirts to lunchboxes to underwear. The first three General lee were built in California and delivered to Georgia where transportation coordinator labeled the cars as Lee 1, 2, and 3.
people would see the car in his drive way and actually stop at his home looking for “the Duke boys”!The car was sold to private hands and just resurfaced in 2008 when someone purchased it. This Charger is all original as the day it was transformed into a General Lee car back in 1979.
After filming began in GA, the General Lee was wrecked quickly and it became apparent that more were needed. Dodge Charger which has been previously not used on the movie that is used for personal ownership of warner bros and use as a General Lee.