General Lee Stunt Car Makes Canadian Debut

Authentic Dukes of Hazzard 'General Lee' movie stunt car offered for the first time at Toronto collector car event.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 02, 2010 --( One of the few surviving General Lee stunt cars used in Warner Brothers’ blockbuster action movie 'The Dukes of Hazzard' will be offered at this year’s annual spring Classic Car Auction of Toronto scheduled for April 9, 10, 11 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The three-day event hosted by Dan Spendick’s Collector Car Productions is the largest of its kind in Canada offering hundreds of special interest and collector vehicles.

Based on the popularity of the original television series, the Dukes of Hazzard movie featured an all-star cast including Johnny Knoxville and Shaun William Scott as the Duke boys, along with Jessica Simpson as cousin Daisy, Willie Nelson as Uncle Jesse and Burt Reynolds as Boss Hogg. Undoubtedly, the biggest star of the action packed movie and series was the famous Dodge Charger known to car aficionados the world over as, “The General Lee.”

Several hundred 1968-1970 Chargers were employed during the six year run of the original television series however, most ended up as scrap metal due to the obvious outcome of numerous jumps and extreme driving stunts. The movie version used a mere 28 variations of Chargers for stunts and driving scenes, leaving only a handful of survivors.

The 1968 Dodge “General Lee” Charger being offered at this event for the first time in Canada is reportedly the only one of the famous rebel cars to survive three separate jumps during filming and one of the few sold by the movie studio following production. For the film this heavily modified, driverless vehicle, known as a ‘sling’ car, was launched via a powerful catapult system similar to those used on aircraft carriers. Off screen, this General Lee stunt double (stunt car #11) suffered the consequences of its extreme stunts making for an interesting restoration project or museum display. For Duke fans, this event represents a great photo opportunity to see one of these iconic movie veterans up close.

‘The 'General Lee' is one of the most recognizable star cars the world over. Those familiar with the series will know that very few of these cars survived, making this a rare opportunity to own an authentic piece of movie making memorabilia”, says industry veteran and founder Dan Spendick.

This family friendly auction event has been a spring tradition in Canada for over thirty years and offers a wide range of restored and original American classics from the 1930’s to the 1970’s in addition to European sports and luxury cars – many offered without reserve.

Additional information on buying or consigning a collector vehicle for this event can be found on the company’s website at: or by calling 519-352-4575 ext 555.

Classic Car Auction of Toronto
Dan Spendick