LOS ANGELES – The famous Dodge Charger from 1980s television show The Dukes of Hazzard has sold via an Internet auction for $9.9 million, according to eBay.com, reported Agence France-Presse (AFP).
The 1969 car, known in the series as the General Lee and the nemesis of Sheriff Roscoe P.Coltrane in numerous chase scenes, was sold by actor John Schneider, who played Bo Duke in the long-running show. It is believed to be the second highest price for a car sold at auction in history. The most expensive car in history was a 1931 Bugatti sold at auction by Christie's in 1987 for $11 million, according to the AFP.
Schneider's car had been customized with an 8.3L engine capable of generating 725 horsepower, with only 16,000 km on the odometer.
The Dodge Charger was one of the most symbolic vehicles of America's "muscle car" era, which ended after the 1973 oil crisis.