The Dukes Of Hazzard General Lee 1969 Dodge Charger 1:18 Diecast Car by Auto World

The Dukes Of Hazzard General Lee 1969 Dodge Charger 1:18 Diecast Car by Auto World

The Dukes Of Hazzard General Lee 1969 Dodge Charger 1:18 Diecast Car by Auto World

Yee-haw…Them Duke boys is back, in the form of this highly detailed and beautifully finished die-cast metal model of their trusty steed, the General Lee. Capable of getting the boys out of trouble just as fast as they get into it, the General Lee is a hopped-up 1969 Dodge Charger. The General Lee (sometimes referred to as simply “the General”) is the name given to a 1969 Dodge Charger driven by the Duke cousins Bo and Luke; along with cousins Coy and Vance (in season 5) in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard. It is known for its signature horn, its police chases, stunts — especially its long jumps — and for having its doors welded shut, leaving the Dukes to climb in and out through the windows. The car appears in every episode but one (“Mary Kaye’s Baby”). The car’s name is a reference to American Civil War general Robert E. Lee. It bears a Confederate flag (a rectangular variant of the square battle flag of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia) on its roof, and also has a horn which plays the first twelve notes of the song “Dixie”.
Although the estimated number of General Lees used varies from different sources, according to former cast member Ben Jones (“Cooter” in the show), as well as builders involved with the show, 320 General Lees were used to film the series. Others claim about 255 were used in the series. Approximately 17 still exist in various states of repair. On average, more than one General Lee was used up per show.
Already a hot car to begin with, AChargers from model-years 1968 & 1969 (no 1970 Chargers were used until the 2005 movie) were sourced and converted to General Lee specifications (taillights, grills, etc.). Despite popular belief, according to all builders involved over the years, obtaining cars was not a problem until later years. By that time, the car was the star of the show and Warner Bros. (WB) moved building of the cars in house to keep the cars consistent in appearance. Later in the show’s run, when it got too hard and/or expensive to continue procuring more Chargers, the producers started using more “jump footage” from previous episodes. In the final season radio-controlled miniatures were occasionally used to the chagrin of several cast members.
Auto World released the hugely popular Authentics version of the classic General Lee. Composed of well over 100 pieces, this southern superstar has never been more detailed. Lots of moving and functional parts on this showpiece.

The Dukes Of Hazzard General Lee 1969 Dodge Charger 1:18 Diecast Car by Auto World

The Dukes Of Hazzard General Lee 1969 Dodge Charger 1:18 Diecast Car by Auto World

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