Golfer Bubba Watson picked up what he calls his dream car at the Barrett-Jackson auto auction this weekend. We wouldn’t find that terribly notable, except Watson bought himself a General Lee.
It’s not just any General Lee, either. It’s Lee 1, which is the car that jumped over the Hazzard County police cruiser in the first episode of The Dukes of Hazzard, perhaps the finest television show to ever grace the airwaves.
Here’s the rundown from Auto Blog.
If you’ve ever seen the opening credits, you know the car we’re talking about… it flew 16 feet in the air over a distance of 82 feet. And, as you may have guessed, it didn’t exactly stick the landing.
No matter. Because of its notoriety, Lee 1 was saved from destruction and restored over a period of 16 months. And, due to that same famous history, we thought it might draw plenty of attention from the crowds at the 2012 Barrett-Jackson auction. In reality, bidding ended at just $110,000. That makes the final sale price a seemingly paltry $121,000.
Ain’t that the truth? Who would have thought the most famous ’69 Dodge Charger of all time would be sold for only $120,000? Certainly not us. Another Lee sold for $450,000.
Nice score by Bubba.