General Lee models

The general Lee is the dodge Charger moved by the fight it out cousins Bo and also Luke in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard. The is known for the chases and also stunts, especially high jumps, in virtually every episode, and for having the doors welded shut, leaving the Dukes to rise in and out through the windows. The car appears in every episode but one ("Mary Kaye"s Baby"). The car"s name is a recommendation to the Confederate basic Robert E. Lee and it bears a Confederate navy jack top top its roof and has a horn i m sorry plays the melody native the first line that the track "Dixie".

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The idea for the basic Lee was occurred from the bootlegger Jerry Rushing"s car, i m sorry was named for Lee"s favourite horse, Traveller. Traveller was additionally the name of the automobile in Moonrunners, the 1975 movie precursor come The Dukes of Hazzard.

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Although the estimated number of General Lees provided varies from various sources, according to Ben Jones ("Cooter" in the show), and also builders connected with the show, 256 basic Lees were used to movie the series. Rather claim about 321 were provided in the series. Around seventeen tho exist in assorted states that repair. Top top average, more than one basic Lee was used up every show. Once filming a jump, anywhere from 500 to 1,000 pounds of sand bags or concrete ballast was inserted in the trunk to protect against the automobile from nosing over. Later in the collection the mechanics would certainly raise the front finish of the automobile to store it native scraping against the ramp bring about it to lose speed, thereby providing a cushion because that the driver top top landing. Stunt drivers report enjoying the flights yet hating the landings. In spite of the ballast, the landing perspective of the car was rather unpredictable, resulting in moderate to incredibly violent forces, relying on how it landed. On countless of the jumps the cars bending upon impact. Every cars supplied in large jumps were instantly retired due to structural damage.

From 1979 to 1985, 1968 and also 1969 model-year Chargers were sourced and converted to basic Lee specifications. Regardless of popular belief, no 1970 models to be used, according to all builders affiliated over the years. Obtaining dare was no a difficulty until later on years. By the time, the car was the star of the show and Warner brother moved structure of the car in house to keep the cars regular in appearance. Later on in the show"s run, when it acquired too tough and/or high value to continue procuring much more Chargers, the producers started using an ext "jump footage" native previous episodes. In the last season radio-controlled miniatures were occasionally used to the chagrin the several actors members.

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Custom Dukes the Hazzard basic Lee 69 Charger Maisto 106/2021$72.00
Rare new 1 18 69 Charger basic Lee black color Dirty06/2021$1300.00
Vhtf 88 of 1000 1969 dodge Charger Black chase General06/2021$1000.00
New all Docs title Danbury Mint 1969 evade R T Charger07/2021$649.00
Dukes that Hazard general Lee Autographed08/2021$675.00
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