Well, lookie here, y’all. It’s a real dadgum General Lee! Yes, you’d be forgiven for thinking that (not so sure about being forgiven for actually saying it though). While the over 5-minute video of this replica’s construction is short on details of the build, it certainly seems like most of the i’s were dotted and the t’s crossed during the two years it took to bring it (back) to life.
Flashy orange paint? Check. Tan interior? Check. Vector wheels? Check. Decked out 383 B-block engine? Check. Controversial, politically incorrect Confederate Battle Flag on the roof? Double check! Yup, it’s all there (except for the roll bar, CB buggy whip, and all Generals had blacked-out engine compartments). There are so many nice replicas (and Duke experts) out there that some guy or gal at a car show is going to start pointing to things on your General that are not kosher. With this car, it seems safe to assume he didn’t leave anything to chance. But who cares? This is one sweet imposter.
What the video does show is a proud Papa and his young boy beaming at reaching the various milestones of the build. From chopping up a donor car to rolling the bright orange beast out into the sun. Pretty cool. What’s also cool is the bravery it takes to drive this thing around Long Island, NY. That far north of the Mason-Dixon line, you got to wonder if they even know what this car is. But we guess when you’re driving what appears to be the most famous automobile in the world, everybody’s got your number.
That number just happens to be 01. Long live The General!