The General Lee 1969 Charger

This 1969 muscle car was used to be named as the most recognizable car in the world. Well, we believe this may be true in the USA, because it was used in famous TV series The Dukes of Hazzard [1979-1985].
The Dodge Charger was named General Lee after Confederate general Robert E. Lee and was painted in flat orange color. It had the picture of Confederate battle flag on the roof, “01? number and its name on each door. The doors were welded shut and the windows were always open – in order to perform chases and stunt jumps [in almost every episode]. It also ment that the Duke  cousins had to climb in /out through windows.  The horn sounded like anthem Dixie [Confederate States].
318, 383, 440 V8 engines varied in the show although the official one was 383 cubic. 440-cubic powered engines usually were used for the higher and longer jumps. The exhaust was basic, mostly with the pipe cut right before the rear end.

There also was The Dukes of Hazzard movie [2005] where some changes to the Charger were made. Cooter repaired General Lee after it was vandalized by Boss Hogg’s guys – he repainted it in a bright orange, replaced the engine with a Hemi, added Vector 10-spoke “turbine” wheels, redesigned the “01? number, added black grille and “General Lee” text right above the door.

The WCC guys also did a new Charger into something that’s have a lot in common with General Lee – 4-doors saloon was converted into 2-door coupe, the body was painted in orange, the roof had a flag and both doors had “01?. Nice and modern interpretation.. Just like a few more others.

John Rosatti’s 1967 Corvette Roadster

1967 CORVETTE ROADSTER

Same owner since 1985;
Frame -off restoration;
Numerous N.O.S original and correctly dated parts;
Finished “Tuxedo Black” with blue leather interior

EQUIPMENT:

  • 427-435 HP engines with L89 Aluminum heads (N.O.M.)
  • M22 4 Speed Transmission
  • 4.11 positraction
  • Power Disk Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • AM-FM radio
  • F41 Suspension
  • Side Mount exhaust
  • “Bolt-in” wheels and redline tires

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John Rosatti: One Man’s Passion for the Classic Corvette

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Entering the scene in 1953, the Chevrolet Corvette has remained an American icon for over 50 years. Originally designed by Harley Earl and manufactured by GM in Flint, Michigan, the first Corvette was named after the small, yet highly maneuverable naval ship of the same name. It is now produced by GM in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where the National Corvette Museum and the yearly National Corvette Homecoming commemorate the car’s outstanding history. To date, the Chevrolet Corvette has been through six generations of redesign, commonly referred to as C1-C6, and has received numerous accolades, twice receiving Motor Trend magazine’s ‘Car of the Year’ and making Car and Driver magazine’s annual ‘Ten Best’ list fifteen times. It has also been named the “Best Engineered Car of the 20th century” by the Society of Automotive Engineers, and selected as the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 ten times.

Perhaps one of the most prized among Corvette collectors is the 1967 Roadster, a model originally not intended to go to production. Loud, fast, and anything but restrained, the big block 427/435 delivers clean, hard-hitting performance, earning its reputation as one of the best Corvettes ever offered on the market. For avid Corvette enthusiast, John Rosatti, the lure of the 427 lies in its unfettered, power-punched delivery. His 427/435, with Frame-off restoration, is equipped with a V8, 4-speed transmission, and a black exterior with teal interior (shown below).

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