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'General Lee' Sells For 10 Mil

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Posted May 7, 2007 - By Stephen Johnson


The Dukes of Hazzard was a mildly amusing comedy program from the 70s about some hayseeds running moonshine. It came out of the same brief fascination with blue-collar life that made CB radios and truck-driving subjects for popular entertainment in the mid 70s. It was made into a mediocre comedy movie recently.

There is nothing about The Dukes of Hazzard that should have inspired someone to part with 10 million dollars. Yet that's just what an eBay bidder offered for John "Bo Duke" Shneider's 1969 Dodge Charger, the General Lee.

The car was also used in the 2000 TV Movie "The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood," a Dukes reunion film. Recently, it had a central role in the movie "Collier & Co., Hot Pursuit," a limited-release film produced by, directed by, distributed by and starring Schneider.

If the bid proves genuine, it is the second highest price ever paid for a car.

CNN: 'General Lee' auction ends at almost $10M

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