400 miles since full restoration,1969 Dodge Charger 'General Lee' Coupé  Chassis no. XP29G9B150362 Engine no. 7T440E

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400 miles since full restoration, 1969 Dodge Charger 'General Lee' Coupé
Registration no. RCD 329G Chassis no. XP29G9B150362 Engine no. 7T440E

Sold for £ 21,850 (US$ 29,805) inc. premium
400 miles since full restoration
1969 Dodge Charger 'General Lee' Coupé
Registration no. RCD 329G
Chassis no. XP29G9B150362
Engine no. 7T440E

Footnotes

  • This particular Dodge Charger is a re-creation of 'General Lee', one of the most iconic television/movie cars ever, which featured in the popular US TV series 'The Dukes of Hazzard'. 'General Lee' featured in every episode but one and was usually seen being drifted sideways along the Georgia back-roads pursued by hapless Sheriff Roscoe P Coltrane. The car was purchased in Brooklyn, New York in 1992 and progressively restored and upgraded over the next 17 years, the bodyshell being fitted with many new panels including the rear quarters. Safety fittings include an FIA-specification roll cage with detachable reinforcement, bucket seats (with the interior trimmed to match) and full Luke harnesses.

    The chassis has been completely rebuilt with all new ball joints, steering box and polyurethane bushes, and upgraded with front/rear anti-roll bars and a powerful front disc brake conversion. The 440ci engine was totally rebuilt and stroked to 500ci (8.2 litres) in the process. Dynamometer printouts confirm the engine's 460bhp and 550ft/lbs of torque, which is transmitted via a 'four-on-the-floor' T4 manual gearbox to proper 'Dukes of Hazzard'-specification wheels shod with Yokohama 038 road/track tyres. This is probably the best-prepared Dodge Charger available and handles in a way the Duke boys could only dream about.

    The Charger is presented in full 'Dukes of Hazzard' livery with '01' on the doors, 'General Lee' script above the doors and the correct display number plate ('CNH 320') signed by star John Schneider (Bo Duke in the TV series). Recognising the car's new home, there is a Union Jack on the roof (an alternative Confederate flag is available).

    The owner campaigned the Charger successfully at the 2009 and 2011 Brighton Speed Trials with its 'Dixie' horn being heard above loud cheering from the crowd. A timing certificate issued by the Brighton and Hove Motor Club is in the history file and the car comes complete with timing strut.

    Completed in 2009, since when only 400 miles have been covered, this unique and exciting American classic is described as 'on the button' and in generally excellent condition, ready to delight its new owner on road or track. The car is offered with restoration invoices, current MoT/tax, Swansea V5 registration document and a large file of history.
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400 miles since full restoration,1969 Dodge Charger 'General Lee' Coupé  Chassis no. XP29G9B150362 Engine no. 7T440E
400 miles since full restoration,1969 Dodge Charger 'General Lee' Coupé  Chassis no. XP29G9B150362 Engine no. 7T440E
400 miles since full restoration,1969 Dodge Charger 'General Lee' Coupé  Chassis no. XP29G9B150362 Engine no. 7T440E
400 miles since full restoration,1969 Dodge Charger 'General Lee' Coupé  Chassis no. XP29G9B150362 Engine no. 7T440E
400 miles since full restoration,1969 Dodge Charger 'General Lee' Coupé  Chassis no. XP29G9B150362 Engine no. 7T440E
400 miles since full restoration,1969 Dodge Charger 'General Lee' Coupé  Chassis no. XP29G9B150362 Engine no. 7T440E
400 miles since full restoration,1969 Dodge Charger 'General Lee' Coupé  Chassis no. XP29G9B150362 Engine no. 7T440E
400 miles since full restoration,1969 Dodge Charger 'General Lee' Coupé  Chassis no. XP29G9B150362 Engine no. 7T440E
400 miles since full restoration,1969 Dodge Charger 'General Lee' Coupé  Chassis no. XP29G9B150362 Engine no. 7T440E
400 miles since full restoration,1969 Dodge Charger 'General Lee' Coupé  Chassis no. XP29G9B150362 Engine no. 7T440E
400 miles since full restoration,1969 Dodge Charger 'General Lee' Coupé  Chassis no. XP29G9B150362 Engine no. 7T440E
400 miles since full restoration,1969 Dodge Charger 'General Lee' Coupé  Chassis no. XP29G9B150362 Engine no. 7T440E
400 miles since full restoration,1969 Dodge Charger 'General Lee' Coupé  Chassis no. XP29G9B150362 Engine no. 7T440E
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