10 Famous Cars and the Drivers Who Drove Them


John Schneider, Tom Wopat and "The Dukes of Hazzard" General Lee

The General Lee
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Every time the General Lee comes up for sale, it's a noteworthy event. It's estimated that only 20 or so of these 1968 and 1969 Dodge Chargers remain out of the hundreds that were destroyed during "The Dukes of Hazzard" seven-season, 145-episode run. So, "the" General Lee? We can run with that, considering that a few cars were obliterated during the stunt-heavy filming of each episode, but it made for some action-packed television back in the early 1980s. It seems only fitting that the survivors can duke it out for the title.

Actors John Schneider and Tom Wopat, who played the Duke cousins of Hazzard County, Georgia, co-owned and co-abused the infamous orange Charger, putting it through its paces in a nonstop frenzy of jumps and high speed chases. In retrospect, it's a wonder that even 20 of the production cars survived, since the show's stunt crew tended to flog each one like they'd stolen it. The best known of the surviving General Lee specimens was brought home by John Schneider, better known as Bo Duke himself. Schneider sold it at auction in 2007, after it had been restored with a few new upgrades from the Dodge parts catalog, including a 725 horsepower Hemi engine and Viper brakes.