“Vance Duke” General Lee For Sale

Update: The price has been lowered to $27,500 and is also being offered on eBay.

Offered for $40,000, this General Lee replica is reported to have been previously owned by Christopher Mayer, who appeared in Season 5 of "The Dukes of Hazzard" as Vance Duke.

Known as "Chip" to his friends, Mayer remained close with Season 5 co-star Byron Cherry, who was "Coy Duke" during the same era.  Mayer passed away in 2011.  This car includes his autograph as well as that of John Schneider and Tom Wopat.

This 1968 Dodge Charger includes a rebuilt 383 motor. It has a new front end, new fuel pump, and new electical system. Ready to drive.  It's priced to sell and will not be on the market long.  Serious buyers should visit the Craigslist ad for more details and to make contact with the seller.

“Coy Duke” General Lee For Sale

With an asking price of $150,000, the General Lee replica offered by Byron Cherry is presented as a ready-to-drive collector's item. Byron Cherry was known as "Coy Duke" during Season 5 of  The Dukes of Hazzard. This car was reportedly used for his promotional purposes and public appearances.

It bears a long list of autographs, including those of the principal cast members of The Dukes of Hazzard, as well as other celebrities. The buyer will also receive a varitey of Dukes of Hazzard collectibles.

Sharp-eyed Dukes fans may spot minor inaccuracies in the exterior details of the car, but these are cosmetic in nature. The car is not being represented as a screen-accurate replica. However, it is a numbers-matching 1969 Dodge Charger with 71,075 original miles.

Byron really wants to sell this car, so he's even throwing in dinner! See the listing on eBay or Auto Trader Classics for details about this celebrity-owned General Lee replica and the collectibles that are included. Serious buyers are welcome to make offers.

Note: The listing in this post has ended and is an archive only. For current General Lees for sale on eBay, click here.

First General Lee, LEE1, Is Up For Auction

The General Lee, designated by Warner Brothers as LEE1, is the car that performed the first jump in the Dukes of Hazzard episode "One Armed Bandits". LEE1 is widely regarded as the first General Lee, though whether it was the first General Lee built is up for debate. The car has been restored and is up for auction at Barrett-Jackson this week. It's slated for sale on January 21st in Scottsdale, AZ. This car also appeared in a later episode, "Repo Men", as a wrecked stock car and it is in this condition, in its bluish-green paint, that the car was left in a junkyard in Georgia when filming of the series moved to California.

LEE1 was eventually re-discovered in the late 90's. It was purchased for $400 and the way in which it was purchased and restored is something of a controversy. The new owner, after touring it at various events for a while, sold the car as-is on eBay for $20,000. We don't know how many times the car changed hands since then, though it seems to be at least twice. The car has been restored by the current owner, but questions surround how much of the car is actually original. Even so, the car will most likely demand a high price at auction simply due to the fact that it is considered the first General Lee.

Check out this General Lee for sale at the Barrett-Jackson site.

General Lee For Sale In New Zealand

General Lee for sale in New ZealandThe owners of a General Lee in New Zealand have put the car up for sale on TradeMe. There is no reserve and bidding starts at $55,000. They've owned the car for 3 years and have spent time and money lovingly improving the '69 Dodge Charger.

The owners claim the importer they bought it from said the car was used on The Dukes of Hazzard, but have no paperwork to authenticate the claim. Without proper proof of provenance and no Warner Brothers numbers on the car, we're classifying this as a General Lee replica.

The auction ends on January 21st at 9:30am (New Zealand time). Check out this General Lee auction and let us know what you think.