What Are Some Features on a 1969 General Lee Dodge Charger?


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Features on a 1969 General Lee Dodge Charger included a Hurst four-speed transmission, V8 engine and bright orange paint job. Made famous on the "Dukes of Hazzard" television show, the high-performance R/T model Charger was equipped with Red Line tires, chrome-tipped dual exhausts and manually adjusted heavy-duty brakes. Dodge offered a special handling package with its 440-cubic-inch V8 375-horsepower engine. In 1969, the manufacturer's price for the two-door hardtop was close to $3,600.

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The 1969 General Lee Dodge Charger had a chrome-centered grille and taillights in a semi-fastback body. During the period from 1979 to the 1980s, when the show aired, the production crew used more than 300 Dodge Chargers. Each vehicle featured a horn that played "Dixie," the number "01" on the doors and a Confederate flag painted on the roof. One of the surviving vehicles sold at auction in 2013 for about $52,000. The car was equipped with a four-speed manual transmission and 383-cubic-inch V8 engine.

The General Lee the actors used had custom wheels and tires, heavy-duty suspension, a racing carburetor and a glasspack muffler. Safety features included a custom push bar on the front end and a padded roll bar in the driver's compartment. To protect the drivers and passengers, the stunt vehicles were equipped with full steel roll cages. Special weight boxes in the car trunks held up to 600 pounds, enabling the vehicles to jump up to 150 feet safely.

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