- May 2, 2007
eBay Find of the Day: John Schneider's General Lee going for $2.3 million
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!
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.