This is a very important Charger.
If you're a car enthusiast who has a particular affection towards the old days of hard-hitting Mopar muscle then chances are you might remember a little show called The Dukes Of Hazzard. This intense showcasing of the true country boy lifestyle complete with fast-paced action, incredible stunts, and the famous General Lee Charger instantly caught the attention of children and adults alike breathing new life into the muscle car community and leaving behind a legacy that could be compared to that of Smokey And The Bandit. Of course, with this name recognition and high popularity also comes the admiration of builders. This has led many people to build their own General Lee Charger. However amazing those recreations may be, they all pale in comparison to the real deal.
As you might have guessed from the last sentence, this is one of those real deal Chargers. Being just one of only 17 of the incredible surviving picture cars, the Charger is already extremely special. However, what makes this an awesome ride is what it's packing under the hood. The original car came with a 440 V8 engine, this was Mopar’s performance big-block at the time which means that this car was used primarily for fast driving and burnouts. The jumping was largely left to the smaller engines due to the weight comparison.
While it may not currently have the original engine in it, the current engine may likely have been swapped in during the shooting of the show. That being said, the engine is still a 440 big block which means that this authentic General Lee Charger still gets to do what it was made for, big smokey burnouts.