• May 12, 2011
Jalen Rose to auction of '69 Dodge Charger General Lee – Click above for image gallery

Jalen Rose, former NBA player and member of Michigan's Fab Five, is looking to help out a charitable organization founded in his name. It's called the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, and it's a preparatory school for students in grades 9-12, located in Detroit. The JRLA is slated to open in September of 2011, and 120 students will enter the halls as ninth graders. Rose has chosen to offer up his 1969 Dodge Charger General Lee at auction, and all of the proceeds will be put towards the new school.

Rose took the liberty of making a few changes to this particular car. The Confederate flag has been removed from the roof and the numbers on the doors have been changed to show "05" in honor of Rose's playing number.

This is not simply a Dukes of Hazzard replica, however, as this Charger is one of the few surviving cars used during filming of the television show. Jalen Rose's signature can be found under the hood, along with the John Hancock of Bo Duke himself, John Schneider.

The auction will get underway on May 23rd, and the car will be listed with an opening bid of $45,000. This is a no-reserve auction with the proceeds going to a good cause, so pegging the final hammer price is rather tricky. Head over to the eBay Motors listing for more information on both the car and Jalen Rose Leadership Academy.


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      brands
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Longboy"??? Really? Wow! I think you'll find the correct spelling is G-E-N-E-R-A-L L-E-E
      Alphonso Carioti
      • 3 Years Ago
      Still, a good gesture.
      longducdong
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thats not a General Lee... thats a Jalen Rose special, thats all.
      Matt
      • 3 Years Ago
      No offense to Jalen Rose, I don't know much about him, but I'm pretty sure this car would draw a higher bid if it didn't have his ego all over it. The number of Dukes of Hazard fanatics FAR outweighs the number of Jalen Rose fanatics.
      Thunder938
      • 3 Years Ago
      NICE Charger and will make some money, but the General it is NOT..I dont really care about the flag but NO push bar, and Wrong wheels. Like I said nice Charger..thats it
        kcfenderfan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Thunder938
        Totally agree. Just doesn't look right without the push bar and AR Vectors. Cool he's doing it for a good cause, though.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Ohso Clutch
      • 3 Years Ago
      ...so many things wrong with this. I get not having the flag, but the number? Hopefully it goes to a good home.
      Bob
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't see how he can call it the General Lee without the stars and bars. In this case politically correctness has descended to the point of insanity. 1) He's black. A black racist? They must exist, but... 2) Is he saying that the Duke of Hazard was a racist show or that it somehow supported racism? 3) It's not authentic, It's not a General Lee without the flag. A regular car with a Confederate flag decal/license/paint-job, that you could say is supporting the flag. But a replica of a car that just happened to have the flag on it? You could always say that you were just being true to the original design 4) It's more mindless confedy flag bashing. Saying that the confederate flag stands for slavery makes about as much sense as saying that the US flag stands for genocide, war crimes, and militarism
      POV
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm almost always for authenticity but in this case I agree with him on removing the flag. No offense to southerners (I grew up in Atlanta) but to a large group of minorities it represents everything from slavery to "separate but equal." Any ways, the next owner can slap it back on if he/she wishes. GO BLUE!
      Dean
      • 3 Years Ago
      What an absolute pillock! How can you, in good conscience, desecrate (putting your name on the car, changing the number, and its confederate flag) a piece of automotive, and tv history? I can only hope the car finds a good home, and is restored back to the way it should be!
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dean
        One word, EGO. I'm sure he's a good guy, but he let his ego take over with this car.
      speedjohn
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why does a black man have a General Lee car?
        Basil Exposition
        • 3 Years Ago
        @speedjohn
        What kind of question is that? Are black men not allowed to like the Dukes of Hazzard? Not allowed to buy old Chargers? What the hell does the dude's race have to do with what car he drives?
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @speedjohn
        umm its a car.... money buys them... not race. Racist much ?
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @speedjohn
        White people are hilarious... all they see is race. He prob owns AND knows more about cars then you.. but what do u see? Race/Color... typical white... teleport yourself back a couple hundred years ago.
          dolflundgren95
          • 3 Years Ago
          @miketim1
          As if you should be one to talk. Go back and read your post to see how it is steaming with racism. People like you are the real problem.
      HaterSlayer
      • 3 Years Ago
      As a black guy I find it really stupid for him to purchase an actual car used in the show and then change it. It's one thing if he had a replica and did it. However what he did with an actual one is stupid.
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