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THIS CAR WAS SOLD TO A REGULAR CUSTOMER WHO HAS ASKED US NOT TO RELEASE HIS NAME

GEN. LEE'S CONSOLE SIGNED BY "COOTER" ( DUKES OF HAZZARD MECHANIC ), 'DAISY' WOBBLEHEAD DOLL , ERTYL MODEL AUTOGRAPHED BY TOM SARMENTO: HEAD SET MECHANIC FOR THE SHOW, ORIGINAL LUNCH BOX / THERMOS , "DUKES OF HAZZARD" L.P. AND A.M.T MODEL OF "GENERAL LEE". ALSO RARE "R" RATED / POSTER OF DAISY DUKE AUTOGRAPHED BY CATHERINE BACH & ARTIST: MAX BUSCH. SEE OTHER ARTIFACTS AT THE MUSEUM DISPLAY INCLUDING CONTRACTS, ORIG. CAR TITLE, AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO'S OF: 'THE TRIO ' ON TOP OF THIS ACTUAL CAR, THE ORIGINAL "GENERAL LEE AUTOGRAPH" (TIRE TREAD) PHOTO FROM WARNER BROS., AUTOGRAPHS FROM TOM WOPAT, JAMES BEST, SORRELL BOOKE, CATHERINE BACH, DENVER PYLE: SIGNED " GO WELL LEE", THE ENTIRE CAST, (2) AUTOGRAPHED TV SERIES SCRIPTS, RARE POSTERS / PHOTO'S AND FILM OF ALL OF "THE GENERAL'S" JUMPS / CRASHES. ARTICLE ABOVE WITH FIRST PHOTO OF JESSICA SIMPSON IN NEW "DUKES OF HAZZARD" FILM. SEE AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO OF JOHN SCHNEIDER SITTING ON THE GENERAL LEE, JESSICA SIMPSON WITHOUT HER DAISY DUKE SHORTS AND AN AUTOGRAPHED PIX OF BURT REYNOLDS ( 'BOSS HOGG' IN THE NEW 'O5 DUKES FILM ) ALSO SEE "MRS.DREAMCAR" ABOVE @ RECENT WINTER PARK CONCOURS DRIVING THE "GENERAL LEE". THIS SITE WAS RECENTLY CORRECTED WITH THE HELP OF BOB SMITH RESTORATIONS. Thanks A Million!

1969 DODGE CHARGER R/T 01 "GENERAL LEE"

ONLY A HANDFUL OF CARS STIR THE IMAGINATION OF MEN AND WOMEN ALIKE AS THE NATION'S, MOST POPULAR CAR EVER...IT'S "THE GENERAL LEE" FROM THE HIT SERIES "THE DUKES OF HAZZARD". WE RECENTLY PURCHASED ONE OF THE REMAINING, TOTALLY DOCUMENTED, ACTUAL PROMOTIONAL CARS BUILT FOR WARNER. BROS. PICTURES. A REAL 1969 DODGE CHARGER "GENERAL LEE". OUR CAR IS #3 OF EIGHT PROMO CARS USED FOR PERSONAL APPEARANCES AND TV CAMPAIGNS BY THE STUDIO. UNLIKE THE "DONOR" (FIRST & SECOND UNIT) CARS IT WAS NOT USED /ABUSED DURING THE FILMING FOR THE TV SHOW OR MOVIES BUT, INSTEAD WAS DISTINCTIVELY BUILT FOR USE IN MAGAZINE ARTICLES, PERSONAL APPEARANCES, PHOTO AND PUBLICITY SHOTS. IT HAS COMPLETE DOCUMENTATION INCLUDING LETTERS FROM HOLLYWOOD, ORIGINAL 1981 "A" TITLE FROM THE WARNER BROS. SUBCONTRACTOR (LABELED "CAR#3"), AND IT'S EVEN ACCOMPANIED BY A AUTOGRAPHED "DUKES OF HAZZARD" TV SCRIPT BY DAISY DUKE [CATHERINE BACH], ANOTHER BY SHERIFF ROSCOE P.COLTRANE [JAMES BEST] WITH THE CONSOLE IS SIGNED "KEEP THE GENERAL ROLLIN' " BY "COOTER" [AKA: BEN JONES], THE DUKES OF HAZZARD 'MECHANIC'. IT COMES TO US VIA ANOTHER MUSEUM & PRIVATE COLLECTOR AND IS EVEN ACCOMPANIED BY AUTOGRAPHS FROM ALL THE MAJOR PERSONALITIES. IT IS UNIQUELY A 1969 DODGE CHARGER R/T SPECIAL EDITION 440 "XS" ( ALMOST ALL OF THE CARS WERE STRAIGHT BASE CHARGERS POWERED BY A 383 V8). IT IS FINISHED IN HEMI ORANGE WITH THE CORRECT SIZE NUMBERS AND CONFEDERATE FLAG ON THE ROOF. IT ALSO HAS BLACK BUCKET SEATS ( CHECK YOUR VINTAGE PHOTO'S FOR "THE GANG" PICTURED NEXT TO OR ON TOP OF THIS CAR WITH BLACK INTERIOR, NOT BEIGE) AND IS, QUITE POSSIBLY, THE MOST WELL KNOWN CAR. IT IS EQUIPPED WITH A TRANSPLANTED 383 BUT, IT IS OUR INTENTION TO DROP A "L" CODE 440 CUBIC INCH / 375 H.P. V8 BACK IN IT, COMPLETE W/ HEAVY DUTY 727 AUTOMATIC W/ CONSOLE AND 3:55 HEAVY DUTY DANA REAR DIFFERENTIAL. SOME OF THE 'GENERAL LEE'S' WERE COMPLETELY EQUIPPED WITH A N.A.S.C.A.R. ROLL CAGE, FUEL CELL, 12 NOTE "DIXIE" HORN, DOORS NOT WELDED SHUT, REAR FIREWALL, AND SPECIFIC SIZE NUMBERS / FLAG. BUT, OUR CAR IS ( BY COMPARISON) SUPER HEAVILY EQUIPPED WITH AIR CONDITIONING / HEATER, 3-SPEED WIPERS, ROOF & TOP MOLDINGS, AM/FM RADIO, CITIZENS BAND RADIO / ANTENNA, H.D. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, SPECIAL 14" ALUMINUM AMERICAN "VECTOR" RACING WHEELS (THE ORIGINAL GROUP OF CAR'S HAD 14'S , NOT SHELBY 15") , HI-PERF. REAR DIFFERENTIAL, POWER DISC BRAKES / CONSOLE, NON-RECLINING BUCKET SEATS AND STRIPE DELETE. THE EXACT NUMBER IS IN CONSTANT DISPUTE BUT IT IS GENERALLY SAID THAT 229*** DODGE CHARGERS WERE USED IN THE MAKING OF THE ACTUAL SERIES, AND 210* WERE DESTROYED, 17-19 "2ND UNIT" CARS REMAIN ALIVE TODAY PLUS, 3 PRESS CARS. WE ARE PROUD TO SAY OUR CAR WAS NOT ONE OF THE GRENADED CARS..BUT, A PROMOTIONAL CAR USED FOR PRESS SHOOTS AND SHORT FILM CLIPS. SOLD

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THE STORY:

The Sixties was a Decade of Change. The First President born in the 20th Century, John F. Kennedy, called American's to action as soon as he made his Inaugural Speech, January 1961. Young people were asked to join The Peace Corp. Others joined the Armed Services and went to War. Black American's continued their struggle for Civil Rights while the term "Generation Gap" was used to describe the differences in political views between Young and Old American's. Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston in the first minute of their rematch while Vince Lombardi led the Packers to victory against the Kansas City Chiefs. Berry Gordy borrowed $800 from his family and started MoTown Records, while London based model "Twiggy" wowed the fashion world with the first seen short (mini ) skirts. Alan Shephard would be the First American in the Space Race and American Car Manufacturers would compete in their own race for horsepower with bigger and better motors offered in many models.

For my money, I would bet the Most Popular Car Of All Time would be the 1967 Shelby GT-500 in "Gone In 60 Sec's" or the 1977 TransAm Pontiac driven by Burt Reynold's in "Smokey And The Bandit" , or even the 390 powered 1968 Mustang Fastback driven by Steve McQueen in "Bullit"... But, it turns out a National Survey, by Haggerty Insurance and CNN, shows that John Schneider and Tom Wopat's 1969 Dodge Charger "General Lee" beat out the competition - hands down. It is the most Popular (Star) Car Ever ! *

Now everyone knows America is the First Nation to find Heaven on the Highways and this story is no exception, as it found this mechanical star racing the back roads of this rural adventure in Hazzard County, Georgia. The series was dubbed " The Dukes of Hazzard" and it ran, according to E! Entertainment to CBS's "loathe and dismay", from 1979 to 1985. In fact, it was originally panned so badly when introduced that even Cecil Smith of the Los Angeles Times said, " After seeing this (show), the South may secede again !". It replaced "The Incredible Hulk" on CBS Friday, Jan.26,1979, and it was powered by three handsome players, a bumbling Sheriff (JAMES BEST), a kindly Deputy ( SONNY SHROYER: AKA: 'ENOS'), who previously appeared as a motorcycle Highway Patrolman in "Smokey & The Bandit"). But, one of the chief reasons for it's popularity was the feature player..... A Big Block Powerplant from the Golden Age of American Muscle Cars...... a 1969 Dodge Charger. Despite the banter from Warner Bros. (see below): some 1970 Charger's were modified but, the base car indeed used was a 1969 Dodge Charger with a 383 cubic inch motor. Several cars with the 318 and 440 block (especially for high jumps) were utilized but, all had one thing in common, they were painted "Hemi Orange" ( not Hugger Orange as reported on at least 2 websites and one mis-informed book). All had a Confederate Flag on the roof and Racing Numbers on the door. Legend has it: "0" (Zero) was used "because they started out with nothin"; and "1" (One) because: "they were going all the way". Some carried a special horn, which played the 12 notes of the Southern Classic "Dixie" (the balance had the horn 'dubbed in'). It also carried a CB Radio as, if you remember, Citizen's Band radio's were 'the big rage' in the late Seventies ( actually the precursor to Internet Chat rooms). C.B.'s were a Hot Rod Pop Culture fixture...in fact, even First Lady, Betty Ford had a 'handle': "First Mama". History has it: The original "General Lee" was a black, dented hulk found in a Capitol City junkyard when discovered by the shows stars: 'Lucas Tray' and 'Beauregard Duke' (Tom Wopat and John Schneider). They rescued it , and then put in a 440 engine with the help of scruffy-looking "Cooter", the local Mechanic. Supposedly, the doors were welded shut for safety (they never were) and that caused the Dynamic Duo to have to jump in the window ( NASCAR STYLE) every time they headed off to an adventure. One story had Tom Wopat receiving a 4" gash in his arm after his first jump over the hood , catching the radio antenna mount. The original General Lee was to be named "Traveler" in honor of the real General Lee's horse but, it was changed at the last minute by the Studio. It's also rumored the original car was intended to be a Firebird but, it received too much 'airplay' in "Smokey & The Bandit". Second choice was a Mustang but, it was "not big enough" so, the Transportation Dept. mandated the final choice...a '69 Charger. One of the first episodes saw the "General Lee" enter the Hazzard County Road Race Championship sponsored by ' Boss Hog' (Sorrell Booke) and win the purse of $10,000.

Published records now show that this car was chosen because the producers felt " that Chrysler produced enough Dodge Chargers (69,100) to always provide enough donor cars" for the shoot ... but, despite legend ( and fabrication) only 229 were actually used / abused (SEE FOOTNOTE) during the filming over the course of 6 years....not the thousand's ( or even 10,000) that people want to believe. The second figure may be closer to reality for the Police Cars (600) sacrificed but, not the Chargers. The first 150 were 'grenaded' in the 145 episodes. The balance in Reunions and films. By 1985 (the end of filming), 210 were totally destroyed, flipped over, dumped in lakes / streams, crashed into barns, jumped over trains, crushed or burned. The sacrificial Warner Bros.1st and 2nd Unit (abused) cars were all numbered on the glass "GL01" and up** after 1981. Some feel the highest value is in the 'abused' cars that were left...the nineteen (19) real, General Lee's that survived... including the last one built, which is still owned / shown and driven by the shows star, John Schneider.... but, that matter is still open for discussion. Part of the reason for the popularity of the car is that the 1969 Dodge Charger won 22 of the 54 major stock car NASCAR Races in 1969. The Dodge Charger went on to live in infamy and be a Top Movie Car in many other movies (*see below).

In effect, the original series was nothing more than a live adaptation of a Road Runner Cartoon shot in the backwoods of Lake Sherwood, on the Disney Ranch, in the Northwest section of Los Angeles (before being asked to move to Valencia, CA. "after wiping out too many sprinkler heads"). But, the first 5 episodes were filmed in or around Covington, Georgia (not Kentucky as some websites claim). The first few Dodge Chargers that became "General Lee's" were purchased from used car lots in Georgia. During one temporary shortage, employee's of Warner Bros. Studios even took to leaving "Help!" notes on windshields of Charger owners in supermarket parking lots. After that, Warner Bros. hired Renaud Veluzat , who specialized in hiring / renting vehicles to studios. The highest jump recorded was Episode #85 - "The New Dukes" - 9/24/82 ( thanks to Nitrous Oxide) and the longest jump recorded was Episode 129 ( that was done utilizing a 'tweaked' 440 engine). The unique "Dixie" horn was heard for the first time (and copied according to legend) by two different stories: One story has it: The show's producers, Gy Waldron and Paul Picard were out shooting a Georgia highway scene when a car passed going the opposite direction and' tooted' the horn. They made a "Bootlegger Turn"( which requires a rigged handbrake, over inflated tires and a competent driver) and chased the car for 3 miles before finally catching it. They paid the owner $300 for the horn, only to find it, two months later, at a local Auto Parts Store for $70. The 'other story' has it ...that it was 'borrowed' from another one of Burt Reynold's films "W.W. and The Dance Kings". Episode 129 ("Happy Birthday General Lee" - 9/21/84) featured the origin of this great film star and, now, American Legend. Episode #3 is the only time the General Lee did not make an appearance on screen.

The most humorous part of this series was not just the great interplay between Roscoe P. Coltrane (James Best) and Boss Hogg (Sorrell Booke) but, the fact of how many story lines and outrageous 'action sequences' came to supposedly pass exclusively through Hazzard County. Let's be serious !! Counterfeiter's, illegal slot machines, stolen mob money, bank robber's and even a Presidential Limousine all, somehow mysteriously pass through little old, Hazzard County. Yet, this burg only had six small buildings, a bar ( The Boar's Nest), a crummy little house and barn (Duke Farm) , 2 goats and a couple of chicken coops. Maybe the criminal element was attracted by the inept Police Dept. and the characters "Roscoe", "Enos" and "Cletus"....or just maybe, it was that bombshell.....Daisy?

The biggest attraction, at least for me, was not only the Dodge Charger but, the beautiful "Daisy Duke" ( It sure wasn't "Cooter", the cars mechanic). The character's were metaphorically named after sexual body part's: 'Daisy', 'Cooter' , 'Enos', and 'Cletus'.... but, this well known fact just possibly escaped the censors. 25 years ago viewers were all probably too naive or innocent to sort it all out. All I know is, that the mystery of the relationship between a girl with killer legs, and a gorgeous body "in various states of undress" engaged with these two wild men was the stuff Wet Dreams were made of. After all, if you remember, in the very first Episode ("One Armed Bandits"), Bo Duke approached Daisy (from behind) at the Boar's Nest Barbecue & Saloon , and whispered, " If we weren't Cousins', I'd marry you". Daisy eagerly replied, "That never stopped anybody in this family before". It's hard to deny, but in her prime, "Daisy" was 'a major looker'. One things undeniable, Catherine Bach made Short Shorts ( or "Daisy Shorts") a 'household word' in the Late Seventies and well into the Early Eighties. She was 'supposed' to create an outfit with a matching mini-skirt to the tablecloths from the Boar's Nest but, instead designed her own outfit after visiting several Georgia Roadhouse Grilles. Today, almost 26 years later, Ol' Daisy is still a 'hottie' as she makes personal appearances for events like "The Annual Dukefest" in Tennessee. Back then, she was every man's ' dream girl ' : a Deputy in one series, a Champion For Women's Rights in another , the perfect Bride, and even a NASCAR Driver in another. After all, like 'Uncle Jesse'(now deceased) said in the Premiere Episode..."the 200 year (Duke) Family Tree ended with Daisy".

Waylon Jennings, also deceased ( with diabetes complications), was the show's Narrator and Song Singer / Composer ( Theme Song: "Good Ol' Boys" ) so, if you ever met him ( I promoted two of his concerts and have two sets of Backstage Passes) it was clear by his lyrics the Duke's roots were not exactly sophisticated. He sang:

"Just Good Ol' Boy's, Never Meanin' No Harm, Beats all you ever Saw, Been in trouble with the Law, since the day they was Born, Straightenin' the Curves, Flatenin' the Hills, Someday the Mountain may get 'em, but, the Law never will. Makin' their way, the only way they know how, but that's a little bit more than the Law will allow. Just Good Ol' Boys, wouldn't change if they could, Fightin' the System, like two Modern Robin Hood's."

Despite their distillery business, the Dukes acquired 'good fellow' billing in nearly every series. Remember, 'breaking or beating the law' was a reoccurring theme in all "Good Ole Boys" Movies. Boss Hogg ( who wore padding to achieve his 52" waist) would invariably add someone else's Rag's to his Riches, Bo and Luke would get thrown in jail trying to help, Uncle Jesse would bail them out ,The Sheriff (James Best ) would get called "dipstick" (kew-kew-kew), Bo, Luke, and Daisy would chase down the bad guys in the General Lee and / or Daisy's Roadrunner ( also destroyed Episode #27, "The Runaway") or Jeep, Crash a dozen Cop Cars, Foil the plot and give the profits to the local orphanage. That sums up 145 episodes: The story was weak..but, the cars, the girls, and the action were all hot !!

If you remember, Southern Fried Television was the Hot Lick in the Late Sixties and into the Mid-Seventies. Even Country Music Radio Stations flourished, all across the United States, with Country Rock groups like "Alabama", "Hank Jr." and "Tanya Tucker". Country Music was never more popular. Before the Dukes, you had Barney Fife and Gomer Pyle on "Andy Griffith Show", Jethro of the "Beverly Hillbillies", "Green Acres", "Dallas" and "HeeHaw" so, the Sheriff, Boss Hogg and the Dukes were left with the responsibility for refining the role of homespun humor and Country programming...they just took it up a notch in quality.... kind 'a like :"Three's Company"... with Cars. Primary influence when the series was created was said to have been not only the rebellious Biker Movies of the 50's but, Robert Mitchum's movie "Thunder Road", Burt Reynold's 1977 film " Smokey and The Bandit" (worthy of copying since it earned $250mil Worldwide) , "In The Heat of The Night" and "White Lightening"...all of them set the tone for this hit series.

The ending may not be as predictable as you thought though...as it is rumored (according to TVGuide.com and Hollywood Reporter), that Warner Bros. has already cast a new movie for release in 2005. It is indeed funded by Warner Bros. Film release and directed by Jay Chadrasekhar ('Super Trooper'). It stars Jessica Simpson ( Rock Vocalist & MTV's "The Newlyweds") as "Daisy", while first rumor was that Ashton Kutcher ( "That 70's Show") and Paul Walker ("Fast & Furious") were cast as 'Bo' and 'Luke'.... with, Anna Nicole Smith as 'Boss Hogg' (really) but, as you must have read by now, she may be stoned but, she dropped a ton of weight. The latest news is (Rueters/Hollywood Reporter) that Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville will instead be cast as 'Bo' and 'Luke' (respectively). A recent issue of People Magazine states Burt Reynolds will be cast as 'Boss Hogg' ( pg.77.Sept.20.'04 issue) while AOL News announced (Oct 16) Willy Nelson was cast as 'Uncle Jessie'. Shooting rapped up in Baton Rouge, LA. with the surprisingly news that one of the keynote players, James Best (Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane), was not even asked to be in the movie and he is not only the last surviving 'oldsters' from the original series but, clearly was the funniest character! Rocker / Rapper Kid Rock ( Bob Richie) even recently sought out a "General Lee" for his car collection, which only goes to exemplify his Hillbilly, Hooligan, Southern Fried Hell Fire Preacher Roots ( God Love him). Chrysler will re-introduce the new Dodge Charger 4-Door Coupe at the Detroit Auto Show in Summer 2005 (source: Auto Express: June 15, '04, Issue). That should spike further life into the vintage Dodge Charger Market. So, just when you thought it was over Bubba...it' aint' over!

Studio Banter: General Lee 'Autographed' Postcard

This language actually appeared on postcards mailed out as "Autographed" by The General Lee. Each 3 1/2" x 5" postcard contained a photo of the General Lee in mid-jump with a Tire Tread mark printed laterally across the bottom of the card. The back was labeled:

"The General Lee rolled off a Detroit assembly line in 1968 as a 1969 Dodge Charger, Ten Years later, Warner Bros. producers-looking for such a stock car that Bo Duke (John Schneider) and Luke Duke (Tom Wopat) would wheel and fly through every episode of "The Duke's Of Hazzard" Friday nights on CBS-TV- purchased the car for the new series. Bestowing gender and rank, they named him the General Lee, changed his color to a brilliant orange, put a confederate flag on his roof and painted a distinctive "01" on the side of both his doors. Equipped with a horn that toots the first twelve notes of "Dixie", the General Lee is powered by a 440 cubic inch Chrysler engine with an automatic transmission, chromed headers and valve cover with a 4-barrel carburetor and an aluminum intake manifold to boost acceleration. The frame is weighted at four strategic points and has been fitted with gas-type shock absorbers to keep the car level during impact landings and 180-degree turns. The General Lee sports 30" Glass pak mufflers and Shelby rims that hold new radial tires with special inner tubes inserted. Since finding the General , Warner Bros.' band of mechanics have completely rebuilt him from the ground-up. Because he has become such a visible car on primetime television, with viewers writing in regularly for his picture, the General is probably the most famous automobile in America. All the actors and crew who work on "Dukes" at Warner Bros. fell affectionate toward 'him', as if he were a living being". Hallmarked "Warner Bros. Television". The front of the postcard was labeled: "A genuine autographed (Tire Track) photo of the "Dukes of Hazzard's General Lee" SEE UNDER GLASS IN OUR MUSEUM

*Some of the Other Dodge Chargers In Movies: (#)

"Bullit" - '68 Charger (filmed @ 100+ mph... for real)

"Big Fish" - '67 Charger

"Blade", "Blade II" ,"Blade Trinity" (release 12/04) - '68 Charger

"Blue Velvet" - '68 Charger

"Cannonball " - '69 Charger (2)

"Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry"- '69 R/T 440

"Fast and Furious" - '70 Charger

"Spyhard" - '68 Charger

"And I Lived" - ('03) 70 Dodge Charger

"EdTv" - '66 Dodge Charger

"Forsaken" - '69 Dodge Charger

"Payback" - '74 Dodge Charger

"Unlawful Entry" - '71 Dodge Charger

"Vanishing Point" - was a '70 Challenger R/T / 440 4-Spd. (NOT A CHARGER)

"Christine" - was a 1958 Plymouth Fury ( NOT A CHARGER)

"The New Dukes of Hazzard" (2005)- '69 Dodge Charger

* Most Popular Star Car viaby BY HAGGERTY INSURANCE SURVEY

1. "Duke's of Hazzard" 1969 Dodge Charger

2. "Bullit" w/ Steve McQueen 1968 Mustang 390 GT

3. "Gone In 60 sec's" ("Eleanor") 1967 Shelby GT-500

4. "Back To The Future" 1983 Flux Capicitor DeLorean

5. "Batman and Robin" The Bat Mobile

6. "Goldfinger" James Bond's Aston Martin DB5

7. "Smokey & The Bandit" 1977 Pontiac Firebird TransAm

8. "Herbie & The Love Bug" 1963 Volkswagen Beetle

9. "Starsky & Hutch" 1974 Ford Gran Torino Sport Coupe

10. "The Green Hornet" 1966 'Black Beauty' by Geo. Barris

**THANKS TO ALSO: "THE UNOFFICIAL COMPANION- DUKES OF HAZZARD" BOOK BY DAVID HOFSTEDE, THE AMERICAN MOVIE CHANNEL ("MOVIES PLUS") , AOL NEWS, RUETERS NEWS SERVICE AND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS RESEARCHED.* TOM SARMENTO: HEAD MECHANIC FOR THE SHOW CLAIMED "317 CARS DESTROYED" IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE TENNESEAN NEWS. ***SPECIAL THANKS TO BOB SMITH RESTORATIONS STATED "309 USED, 17 SOLD THROUGH WAYNE WOOTEN AND THE DODGE REGISTRY, ALL FILM CARS". (#) SOURCE: MOPARSINMOVIES.COM