• May 2, 2007
Click image for full gallery of John Schneider's original General Lee

While we might stop just short of calling it "The most famous model of the most famous car in the world!" as the seller does, we wholeheartedly agree that this is one of the most iconic cars in cinematic history. And when the seller happens to be one of the stars of the show that made the car famous, well, this is easily one of the most valuable star cars in recent memory. Bo Duke, aka John Schneider, (aka Jonathan Kent - Ed.) is auctioning off his personal "General Lee" Dodge Charger R/T. According to John, this particular car was one of the cars featured in the last REAL Dukes of Hazzard movie, "Dukes Go To Hollywood". The underside of the the hood is autographed by all of the surviving orginal cast members and crew from the TV show, as well. It was also the prototype for all of the General Lees used in the most recent Jessica Simpson Dukes of Hazzard movie.

Thanks for the tip, Matt!

[Source: eBay]


Used mostly for fundraising and charity events, John also used the car in his self-made movie, "Collier & Co, Hot Pursuit!" and has even raced it in The Silver State Classic Challenge. And lest you think this General is all show and no go, it sports a Hemi, and not just the stock 426 Hemi, either. The car actually has a 511 crate motor that pumps out 725 hp. It also has an upgraded Hotchkis suspension, auxiliary transmission by Gear Vendor, Viper brakes, and a racing steering box. John says he hates to part with this car, but he's really looking forward to building a new one. As of this morning, the high bid on eBay item number 250108256198 is $2.3 million with 2 days left. Follow the read link to bid and check out the full gallery by clicking here.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      a fool and his money . . .
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is not one of the Original General Lee cars from Dukes of Hazzard. John had this one done in 1997 on his own, and has used it for fun and promotional purposes since then.

      Over 300 '69 Chargers were used in the original series which ended in 1985. All but about 5 or 6 of the Chargers were used as stunt cars--painted the Gen. Lee colors and used for the jumps. One jump almost always ruined the car by deforming the suspension & frame. They would then be stripped of usable parts and crushed. Production had their own Gen. Lee bodyshop which steadily pumped out Gen. Lee cars during shooting. During the years Dukes was shooting there was a steady need for '69 Chargers, and the word was out to every used car lot in the U.S.
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      I grew up watching this show. I even had the hotwheels version of the General Lee, and boss Hogg's Cadillac. Those were the good ol' days!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Think I'd rather have Steve McQueens 250 Ferarri for $800k, seems quite a bargain compared to this, and McQueen is the King of petrol heads.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Guess the new owner won't be jumping this one off any bridges! YEEEEEEE HAAAA!!!!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Are you kidding me?

      What are people thinking? You could have bought a 71 Hemi Convertible Cuda with that kind of money. A car which is as rare as they come.

      You can find a bazillion General Lee's.
      Give me a break!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I didn't see the movie. In the TV series, these cars were being trashed and required nine(I believe) for all the episodes. I imagine they all just got a quick paint job and not much more. If a person found another old Charger, they would just need a cheap paint job.
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yes Ron they are called Camry buyers....
      • 7 Years Ago
      i'm gonna wait until theres seconds left and then swoop in and out bid everyone.

      guess your really buying a pc of history.. and 10K miles, damn!
      • 7 Years Ago
      $2.3M that's what you need to pay for a 2 door charger... j/k

      Personally, I liked the Ford Torino from s&h much better.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I watch The Dukes of Hazzardd when it comes on. I have alll the seasons of The Dukes of Hazzard. The reason I watch it so much is because John Schneider is so sexy. John Schneider e-mail me at bnm12@windstream.net.