• May 4th 2007 at 2:18PM
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click above image for more pics of John "Bo Duke" Schneider and his General Lee

When we first posted that John Schneider, aka Bo Duke, was selling his personal 1969 "General Lee" Dodge Charger used in the cult classic show "The Dukes of Hazzard" and various other productions, the bidding on eBay Motors was at $2.3 million. The Autoblog team immediately started arguing whether or not the car was worth that amount. In the end, we were all wrong, as the eBay Motors just ended at 1:00PM EST with a winning bid of $9,900,500.00! The auction was stopped once to remove fake bids when the price hit the $6 million dollar range, but after that, bidders were required to register before making a play for the car.

According to this CNN article, if the winning bid holds, the "General Lee" will be the second most expensive car ever auctioned behind a rare 1931 Bugatti Type 41 Royal Sports Coupe that was sold by Christie's Auction House in 1987 for $11 million.

Auctionistas inteviewed by CNN are astonished, with one stating bluntly, "There is no basis in my experience in the collector car world to justify that kind value". We're sure Schneider could care less, as his purpose in auctioning the car was to raise money for a sequel to his self-financed movie "Collier & Co., Hot Pursuit".

Whether or not the car is worth nearly $10 million is certainly up for debate, but there's no denying it's one hella cool car. Schneider actually owned the car before it appeared on "The Dukes of Hazzard" and leased it to Warner Bros. for use in the show. It's even scratched! Schneider put a nick near the driver's side window once while performing his trademark through-the-window entrance. He left the scratch figuring it would only increase the car's value. Considering that auction experts claim the car is actually worth about $150,000 to $200,000, we'd say he was right.

Thanks for the tip, Peter!

[Source: eBay Motors via CNN]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      did bo and luke ever actually get any pussy?

      • 8 Years Ago
      Kenny Wayne Sheppard has a much better version of the general lee. this is either (1) a fake bid in which case who cares, or (2) someone with money to burn looking to own a piece of TV (not american, but TV) history. either way, who really cares.

      i like where someone said: "Hmmm, maybe if David Hasselhoffen sobers up he can sell his K.I.T.T"

      right on man!!! I would kill to own the KITT car. that thing was awesome!
      • 8 Years Ago
      If anyone is interested I have an identical one for sale with zero miles on it. Its in mint condition and has never been driven I am the original owner and open to offers. One thing though, its a matchbox toy still in the original box !! Anyone interested please make an offer !
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why should I explain myself to you? there are very few prople that I explain myself to and you are not one of them, no disrespect to you.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm going to bet that in a few days we'll all find out that this bid won't actually be legit. I'm sure we'll hear about someone's kid who got access to daddy's computer. The winner is a man who runs an online eBay store selling pocket knives. I'm doubting he has $10M to sink into a well-used TV car. I'm sure it will eventually sell for about $750,000 to $1,000,000 in the end.

      • 8 Years Ago
      "Uh, no, the President vetoed the spending bill. Talk to him."

      Hey, Al Queda... wait till October, then it's all yours.

      Surrenders truly,
      • 8 Years Ago
      this is over-speculation, plain and simple. no one will ever get their money back on this. i own a 69 rt and i doubt it will ever be worth more than 40k. does john schneider add 9.9 million to that? i think not.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's a movie memorabilia...when did that ever make any sense? You guys are taking this way too seriously. $10 mil is really not a big deal to some one that has hundreds of millions. This makes no more sense than someone buying a comic book for $3000. However, if someone has the money to pay for it, good for them.

      It's not my thing, but I don't care if someone else lusts after it to the tune of $10 large.
      Billy Ray
      • 8 Years Ago

      Either this guy thought he was getting Jessica Simpson with the car, or else he's as stupid as a Florida Democrat.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If a painting made in 20 minutes by an obscure 19th century artist can go for $40 million+, (van gogh) than surely a moving piece of 20th century art is worth $10 million.

      It's worth whatever people are willing to pay. That's good enough for me.

      By the way, It's Katrina, Mayor Nagin blew it with Katrina, not Catrina.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The ignorance drips from the sentance of yours I posted.

      Would you care to enlighten us as to why you are not clueless about the RE market?
      • 8 Years Ago
      >25. Smells like Goldenpalace.com

      Yeah I was just about to say the same thing. They'll have it prominently displayed next to the Virgin Mary Toast.
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