• May 7th 2007 at 7:56PM
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Though it hasn't been determined yet whether or not the final bid is an honest one, the eBay Motors auction for John Schneider's 1969 Dodge Charger that was originally used on his hit TV show, The Dukes of Hazzard, was a wild ride that ended last Friday with a winning bid of $9,900,500. As we reported then, if the sale goes through, that would make the General the second most expensive car ever auctioned behind a rare Bugatti that went for over $11 million at Christie's about 20 years ago.

If you've ever auctioned an item on eBay, you know the last few minutes can be exciting, agonizing and, hopefully, profitable. Such was the case for Schneider, and his pals had a handycam trained on him for the last five minutes of the auction. Check out the video after the jump to see a surfer-looking Schneider watching the most bizarre car auction ever in its waning moments. Perhaps the best part is when our man reads the note on his auction that states "Your reserve price of $1,000,000 has been met."

We've also learned that Schneider has likely already driven his General Lee for the last time. Before he had decided to sell the car, Schneider agreed to give a ride to a child with cancer whose wish it was to "hit the road in the General Lee," and the two apparently did just that last Saturday.

[Source: Carscoop, Post Chronicle]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      @jonathan fung

      It was a Type D Auto-union (Audi was one of the 4 marquees that formed the Auto-union group, and sole survivor).

      The problem was that the chassis was the 19, not the 21 they thought it was. In fact, the 19 has a quite more interesting racing history, but the 21 won the 1939 French GP. this is the only Auto Union to which Grand Prix racing results can be attributed.

      In the light of the new data, Christie's was accepting closed-bids, but the auction was latter withdrawn.

      You can read all about it here in Autoblog, if you use the search engine. :)

      What I don't understand is the insistence of the nazy comments, specialy when the US does what the nazys did (guantanamo, massmurders of civilians, torture, denial of any sense of democracy or internacional law, guilty until proven otherwise).

      The car was engineered by Ferdinand Porsche.
      • 8 Years Ago
      What ever happened to that Audi or something that was supposed to break the record for most expensive car?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey chris #3,

      I would like to hear more about this guy. I know people who would bid on there own item to make profit. Just amazing.
      • 8 Years Ago
      the guy behind him looks like the milf hunter
      • 8 Years Ago

      The Audi (I'm assuming that WWII one commissioned by Hitler) was withdrawn for a while because there was some problem with its questionable history. Can't quite remember the specifics, but they posted the reason for the delay here. Something along the lines of: it didn't win some race that it was supposed to have, so Christie's either didn't sell it at all, or it sold for way less than expected.

      And on another note, pretty cool that he gave the Make-a-Wish-kid a ride in it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, as I predicted, the winning bid was a farce. I had my suspicions that a guy whose three prior eBay auctions were for $10 knives and used CD-ROM drives wasn't going to drop $10 million on a car. Go back to the original eBay auction and click on the feedback number for the winning bidder (fishbashr1) to see the negative feedback that John Schneider (or his people) left for this idiot. I'll save you time: "Complaint: This is the guy that for fun, decided to bid on the General Lee. Thanks...."
      • 8 Years Ago
      Guess they outbid my $2,000... :(
      • 8 Years Ago
      I hope they can do something to the asshat who F**ked up the auction
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not sure how to submit a link, but John is also selling his Rolls Royce Silver Spur for - what seems like a far more rational 45k.