According to his Twitter account, Bubba Watson, recent winner of the Masters, is a Christian, a husband, a daddy, a pro golfer, and the owner of General Lee 1. He bought the car in January at the Barrett Jackson auto auction in Scottsdale Arizona, shelling out $110,000 for the car form the iconic jump scene featured in "The Dukes of Hazzard" intro.


See, he's just a good ol' boy! Never meaning no harm.

"The Dukes of Hazzard" ran from 1979 until 1985 — when the General Lee was replaced by 80s superstar car Kitt — and producers went through nearly 300 Dodge Chargers. During some episodes, more than one would be used, with big jump cars being taken out of service after filming.

The first General Lee ever built faded into obscurity after smashing into the ground following the famous opening credit jump. Having sustained severe frame damage, an Indianapolis Dukes afficionado restored the car, a base model, 383-equipped 1969 Dodge Charger which had once sported Copper paint and a vinyl top. Most of us would undoubtedly prefer a fire-breathing 440 version of the General, but to the first University of Georgia graduate to win the Masters, having "Lee 1" as Warner Bros. once called was probably worth more than a hundred grand.

(Hat tip to Jeff!)

Photo Credit: @si_vault

Share This Story

Get our newsletter