Duke Boys’ first General Lee goes to Barrett-Jackson [w/video]

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The very first 1969 Dodge Charger General Lee from “The Dukes of Hazzard” is headed under the gavel at Barret-Jackson. The vehicle was created specifically for the show’s intro and made just one jump before being retired.

Why the short life span? That first leap was an impressive feat, vaulting the Charger 16 feet in the air over a distance of 82 feet as it sailed over Rosco’s Monaco patrol car before crashing back down to Earth. While the vehicle made a few additional appearances as a beat-up hulk through the show’s filming, it was eventually left to rot in a Georgia junk yard.

Travis Bell bought the hulk in 2001, and the Charger swapped a few owners before winding up in the hands of Marvin Murphy. Murphy then had the vehicle restored to its former glory. Now the Lee 1 is headed to Arizona with no reserve. No one’s saying exactly how much the very first General Lee could be worth, but a Hemi-powered replica took home a lofty 0,000 in 2008. This particular vehicle gets its grunt from a 383.

If you’d like to see this car’s fateful lone jump – or if you’re just feeling the need for some Duke Boys-style nostalgia – hit the jump to see the vehicle in the show’s intro.

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