Thursday, August 20, 2009

1969 Dodge Charger

The television series The Dukes of Hazzard (1979-1985) featured a 1969 Dodge Charger that was named The General Lee, often noted as being the most recognizable car in the world. "The General" sported the Confederate battle flag painted on the roof and the words "GENERAL LEE" over each door. The windows were always open, as the doors were welded shut. The number "01" is painted on both doors. Also, when the horn button was pressed, it played the first 12 notes from the de facto Confederate States anthem "Dixie". The muscle car performed spectacular jumps in almost every episode, and the show's popularity produced a surge of interest in the car. The show itself purchased hundreds of Chargers for stunts, as they generally destroyed at least one car per episode. Real Chargers stopped being used for jumps at the end of the show's sixth season, and were replaced with miniatures. (taken from wikipedia)

I used to watch that show and have always dreamed of driving and jumping The General Lee. It's been more than a decade since the show has ended, so I started my own collection of '69 Chargers in memory of The General Lee.

ERTL - '69 Dodge Charger The General Lee - 1/18

Muscle Machines - '69 Dodge Chargers - 1:64

'69 HotWheels Dodge Charger - 1/18

more to follow...


  1. Great Charger collect, Jovet!
    General Lee and Daisy D, are childhood favs :)

  2. Thanks Erwin!
    Too bad the new movie flopped...the TV series was way better. =)

  3. Excellent '69 Chargers there. =)