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Monday, January 25, 2016

1969 was one of the most popular years in car manufacturing ever. A lot of cars that came out of 1969 are still very popular today and very desirable for collectors. Chevrolet had Camaros, El Caminos, Impalas, Corvettes, and C 10 trucks. Oldsmobile had 442's. Dodge had Chargers, Challengers, and Daytona's. In The Dukes of Hazzard, the Duke cousins drive the "General Lee".
The General is an orange 1969 Dodge Charger. According to Ben Jones, there were 320 total General Lees used throughout the filming of the entire series. They were equipped with 383 small block stroker motors and a full roll cage. Dodge was very well known for the "Hemi" around this time frame. 426 cubic inch with hemispherical heads, they were unlike any other motor. Pushing 426hp to the rear wheels, dodge has a hard time with the bodies of the cars splitting due to the motor turning the car so hard. They would split right behind the rear doors and literally break the car in half. Now with traction bars this doesn't seem to be a problem but it was well known when they were new.

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