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Bummed that you missed out on John Schneider's (aka: Bo Duke) personal General Lee when it sold at Barret Jackson earlier this year for $450,000? Well, we've got good news for you then, as LEE 1 is scheduled to appear in the April issue of DuPont Registry with an as-yet unknown price tag attached. If you're not familiar with LEE 1, this is the car that was used for the police car jump from the Dukes of Hazzard opening credits (.wmv link). This car also appeared in the very first episode of the now iconic television series and in the fourth episode, although not as the General Lee in that instance. After languishing in a scrap yard for 23 years, Travis Bell and the rest of "Team LEE 1", as they call themselves, rescued the car star and restored the General to its "pre-jump" condition.

If you are interested in knowing more about LEE 1, check out the official General Lee Enterprises website and keep your eye out for April's issue of the DuPont Registry if you dream of making the General your own.

[Source: Inside Line, General Lee Enterprises]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      This is a tough call. If you keep the car as original then what can you do with it other than let it sit in youre garage or cart it around everywhere. I know it looks cool but I like to drive them. I had a chance to buy cars from the show like that but I chose to buy a running and driving General right out of Warner Brothers.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Don't hate, APPRECIATE.

      It's not a restoration back to what any General Lee should be like, it's what LEE 1 WAS LIKE.

      Except probably for the concrete in the trunk.

        • 6 Years Ago
        ......Yee-Haw. :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      You just gotta wonder exactly how many Lee 1's there are floating around...
      • 6 Years Ago
      BFD
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah I know. It's not like Knight Rider or anything :P
      • 6 Years Ago
      doesn't look like the best restoration (e.g., some of the guages have a fresh repainting while others don't; looks like there is overspray on the steering wheel or something else wrong with it). also, it's missing the back seat -- i understand that may have been done for the jump, but there are plenty of episodes where someone sits in the back (even one with uncle jesse in the back). but, i guess if it sells for an obscene price, that's fine with me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Power block on spike did a short story on the car.It does exist and there is only one( LEE 1). Each car had a label next to the vin number.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ....or what kind of documentation it has. Sitting in a scrap yard for 2 decades raises a very big red flag right there.
      Don
      • 6 Years Ago
      about the only part of this car that is the REAL Lee 1... is the firewall, VIN/Dashframe, allegedly the engine and maybe some of the chassis... but at least 50% of this car came from OTHER chargers... at the least. all the sheetmetal is replacement. a LOT of this car is sitting in Travis Bell's garage/barn (or his parents).. what he hasnt sold off.... I have nothing against the REAL owner.. Marvin, but I wouldn't trust Travis Bell as far as I could throw him... he has ripped off to many people that I know. INCLUDING cast members and crew from the series. I have heard personally from at least 2 cast members, that despise him. Yes. there is only 1 "Lee 1".. but you could build MORE of another one with the parts taken off this car... then this car actually has on it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Don
        Don is accurate in his statements.Only maybe 15-20% of this car is actually remnants of the actual car that sat in the junkyard all those years.The roof skin was allegedly sold to a collector and it was usable.So was a lot of the other sheetmetal that was sold off to collectors. Another thing that is misleading is yes it is numbered Lee 1. That doesn't mean it was first one ever built. It just happened to be numbered that way as there were 3 initially built then transported to Georgia for filming.They weren't numbered in the order they were built. They can't prove it was or wasn't first built.
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