Jalen Rose offers up his 1969 Dodge Charger General Lee for charity
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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