• May 31, 2007
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Actor John Schneider's second attempt to sell the one-of-a-kind 1969 Dodge Charger "General Lee" from his Dukes of Hazzard TV show and other acting roles has failed... again. The first attempt to sell the General Lee on eBay resulted in a winning bid of nearly $10 million, which later fell through. The winning bidder, William Fisher, claimed to CNN in an email that his eBay account had been hacked and the exhoribitant bid was placed without his knowledge, though eBay claims there is no evidence his account was illegally accessed.The second auction on eBay required that bidders be heavily screened before making a bid, which resulted in only one legitimate bid of $100,000 that failed meet Schneider's reserve price.

Perhaps realizing that eBay Motors isn't the most appropriate place to sell his iconic car, CNN is reporting that Schneider will now put the car up for auction on the biggest block in the world at the 2008 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona next January. We'll be in Scottsdale like we were this year, though we're starting to wonder if the General Lee will ever find a new home.

Thanks for the tip, Peter!

[Source: CNN]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      "Perhaps realizing that..." demand for that specific car is not that strong, he should settle for $100,000, which, last time I checked sounds reasonnable for a 69 charger, which actually was not from the show, it belonged to the actor whose name I forgot already.

      Now, if it was John Voight's convertible...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't get this thing...there were hundreds of General Lee's used in the show, what make this *the one*. I mean it may be nice and authentic, but, what makes this one worth so much?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Per the original article:

        "...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. "
      • 7 Years Ago
      Peter @ post #3, What I said was it was the stupidest car ever. I never said anything about Chargers. Who ever believed any car would survive the so called "jumps" in this, the dumbest show on television. The typical fan had to have an I.Q. the same as his/her shoe size. Yea, the short-shorts were the only redemptive aspect of this program.
      • 7 Years Ago
      With respect to Cowboy Bob's comments, I compeletely agree except that, having owned a '69 Charger, I must respectfully disagree with his assessment thereof as "the stupidest car ever".

      I will forever hold a grudge against the producers of the show because they destroyed hundreds of '69 Chargers during the show's lifetime.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Agreed! Stupid TV show--stupid TV car-and anyone who would pay 6 figures for this car deserves what he gets. Now, let's quit talking about it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "...i highly doubt it'll hurt ebay's reputation that they cant sell this POS"

      Have you checked eBay's stock price lately? Have you been reading about their freefall and the issues they're having with identity theft and fraud? The debacle of the General Lee is just the latest in a plummet of huge proportions.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Only two things endure: The General Lee and Daisy Dukes!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I bet I'm not alone in saying, Please make this thread stop!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Everyone knows that Ebay sucks.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah...ole Johnny's got himself a nice "hot rod"...and that's about it.

      Shoulda took the 100 thou. I'd be surprised if it gets anywhere close to that when it goes up against "real" collector cars.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This was one of the dumbest TV shows ever. With the dumbest "stunt" driving ever. With the worst actors ever. And now, offering the stupidest car ever. Except for maybe the Firebird that was called Kitt. With this on the block, who WOULDN'T expect crackpots? What next, that Volk's bug of Disney? God help us.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Had a crappy childhood, did you?
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