Owning a ’69 Dodge Charger, especially in “General Lee” trim invites inventible abuse. The 1969 Charger earned its claim to fame in the popular late 1970s-early 1980s TV show, The Dukes of Hazzard by evading police cars in any way possible, including (and not limited to) jumping them. Because of its legacy as the car of choice for the good ol’ boys of Hazzard County, more vintage Chargers have met their early demise than other muscle cars of the era; The Dukes of Hazzard went through at least 300 Chargers during its seven seasons. Unfortunately, due to the juvenile showmanship of another owner, it looks like one more Charger is joining that list.
The owner of this “General Lee” Dodge Charger decided to let out his inner Duke and jump his Charger over a parked police car. Possibly ignoring the fact that stuntmen in the TV show’s heyday loaded the nose-heavy Charger with ballast in the trunk to avoid landing on the cars nose, this Charger owner went full-out with less than ideal results.
See the unfortunate, yet entertaining results for yourself below.