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Click to see!Joyride Studio's 1:18 Scale Die cast General Lee
by Lando da Pimp

Continuing our coverage of Die Cast Cars comes my personal favorite, television's The Dukes of Hazzard General Lee. Bo and Luke's racecar was a modified 1968 Dodge Charger. At times a 1969 Charger was also used on the show with the difference being the front grille divided by a gray plastic centerpiece. The taillights were also redesigned. While the cars are not that different I still prefer the 1968 Charger. With the doors welded shut and a custom paint job, The General outran Boss Hogg's bumbling police force, all over Hazzard County.

Click to see!While I can't afford a real '68 charger, Mrs. Da Pimp, purchased an Ertl 1:18 scale General Lee. While this is nowhere as cool as the real thing it is still a favorite of my collection.




Click to see!The toy is an exact replica of the General Lee right down to the license plate. On the top is the rebel flag with the name General Lee written on the sides named after the Civil War general. The sides of the door are painted with the number "01" for when the Duke boys raced her.


The car doesn't have as many features as other die cast cars. Just like the real General, Lee the doors don't open. Access to the inner workings of the car is through the windows. The hood pops open revealing the engine and of course the wheels move. That is about it. This die-cast car is really just for display.

Click to see!The Dodge Charger was a huge hit for the Chrysler Corporation. The car was built for one reason, stock car races. That being said, it doesn't surprise me, that the car was used on The Dukes of Hazzard or even used in the movie Bullitt. Hopefully one day I will own a 1968 Dodge Charger and of course paint it orange!

Check out our other die cast cars in the 1:18 scale, including the 1989 Batmobile, and the BTTF III DeLorean, and a Smart Roadster.

You can get more information on Joyride Studio's die cast collectibles on their web site.

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