The General Lee

The General Lee

The General Lee was the car used by the main characters of the Dukes Of Hazzard TV series that ran from 1979 to 1985, Bo and Luke Duke, who lived in a fictional town of Hazzard County in Georgia.

The car itself was a 1969 Dodge Charger painted in bright orange with a Confederate Battle Flag painted on the roof. It had a horn that played the first twelve notes of the song Dixie.

As the car was meant to be a race car, it had its doors welded shut and a roll cage installed and the main way that Bo and Luke Duke had of accessing the car was sliding in through the driver and passenger windows.

Having a race car background was a handy way of explaining the presence of the roll cage and welded doors, which were necessary for all the stunts that the car was continually used for.

The Dukes of Hazard was remade into a movie in 2005 long after the TV series finished, but the producers thankfully resisted the urge to use the far less popular new Dodge Charger models and still used the original 1969 shape.