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‘Hazzard’ car fetches $10M
Post-Tribune (IN) May 6, 2007 | The Associated Press THIS ELECTRONIC VERSION MAY DIFFER SLIGHTLY FROM PRINTED VERSION Actor John Schneider put a version of the “General Lee” up for auction on eBay.(PHOTO) (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) A version of theGeneral Lee — a 1969 Dodge Charger made famous in the television show “The Dukes of Hazzard” — fetched a winning bid of nearly $10 million Friday in an online auction. If the bidder comes through with cash or financing for the $9,900,500 price, the car will be the most expensive item ever sold by eBay, a spokeswoman said. go to website 1969 dodge charger
Actor John Schneider, who played the blond heartthrob Bo Duke in the show, sold the car, which was not featured in the original show but carries the signatures of the cast.
Schneider, 47, said he expected bidding for the orange coupe, which has “01” on the doors and is emblazoned with the Confederate flag, to go for $3 million.
“In my wildest dreams, two people would get into a bidding war at about $2.5 million … and I would have been delighted with that. However, I’m three times as delighted as that now,” he laughed.
All the living original cast members and crew from the show, which started in 1979, signed their autographs under the hood of the car. It was also featured in the movie “Dukes Go To Hollywood,” and Schneider raced it in The Silver State Classic Challenge in Nevada. site 1969 dodge charger
The actor said he would use the money to help produce a sequel to his 2006 movie “Collier & Co.” “I think I’ll go on vacation first and then make the movie,” said Schneider, who after “Dukes” acted on Broadway and had roles on shows including “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.” “This is really, really quite amazing.” When bidding escalated this week, customer service representatives at San Jose, Calif.-based eBay called Schneider and recommended he take bids only from pre-qualified eBay customers who could confirm financing and provide other details. Although all eBay bids are considered a legally binding contract, the transaction isn’t official.
“The way it works is the money and vehicle swap hands between buyer and seller, but until we hear from buyer and seller we have no way of verifying whether the transaction happened,” England said.
The current eBay record sale is $4.9 million for a private jet several years ago.
The Associated Press