Have you ever heard about the 1969 Dodge Charger? Or does The General Lee sound more familiar? This car is very popular among collectors and Auto Repair Chula Vista probably the television series The Duke Of Hazzard by The Duke Boys has a lot to do with it.
One of the most interesting and remarkable aspects of the ’69 Dodge Charger is that it has a 2-door coupe body type. Both of its doors were welded shut for The Duke of Hazzard series, so that it would feel more like a racing car and make The Dukes do stunts to get in and out of the car.
The original engine of The General Lee is a Chrysler 426 Hemi but for filming purposes this would vary using 318, 383 and 440-cubic-inch engines. It has a RWD, meaning a Rear-Wheel Drive, as well as a manual 4-speed gearbox. The car is able to accelerate from0-100km/h in 5,6s or 0-60 mph in 5,4s reaching to a top speed of 230km/h or143mph. This is shown in the series mentioned before by making spectacular long jumps.
When it comes to dimensions, the outside length of the ’69 Dodge Charger is 5283 mm / 208 in and it has a width of 1948 mm / 76.7 in. The wheelbase is 2972 mm / 117 in long and it is estimated to weight 1780kg/ 3920lbs. For the series, they named the car General Lee due to the Confederate battle flag that it had on the roof and also had the name “General Lee” written in both doors.
The ’69 Dodge Charger consumed an average amount of fuel of 8.4 mpg / 3.6 km/l. That didn´t stop The Duke Boys to use this spectacular car for police chases and all kind of different stunts.
That is exactly why the ’69 Dodge Charger is now a great piece for collectors, not only because of the popularity growth that The Duke Of Hazzard supposed for this car but also for its beauty and its technical features.