Retired NBA star Jalen Rose once owned an authentic General Lee, but he made a few modifications – such as the removal of the Confederate flag, removal of the “General Lee” lettering, and the replacement of the “01” on the doors with his own number, “05.” Despite being out of uniform, his General Lee sold twice in 2011, with the proceeds of both transactions benefiting his charity.
Now this General is back on the market, properly bearing the trademark flag, numbers and lettering. It’s offered on ebay by CNC Motors for a buy-it-now price of $69,999. Leaving off that extra “01” dollar is sure to make a difference, right? Anyway, if you’re ready to park 70 grand into a General Lee, this may not be a bad way to go. There’s just one thing – you’ll still need to add the Vector wheels if you want it to look like an authentic General.
This car is reportedly one of the survivors of studio ownership, and an autograph by John Schneider on the trunk lid seems to attest to this. Austute buyers will want to examine the documentation. Screen-used and studio-titled Generals enjoy a premium over replicas, and the history of celebrity ownership doesn’t hurt.