Friday, September 21, 2007

See My Lee -- the 2005 movie edition!

Looks like it's yet another first for our occasional See My Lee feature. We've highlighted Lees from England, a Lee on two wheels, the restored Lee 1, some dual Lees for one particular owner, even a Chick Lee! But this is the first time we've featured a Lee from the 2005 "Dukes of Hazzard" movie.

Thanks to Dustin Edsall of Muskegon, Michigan, who sent in the photos for this baby. His buddy Jim just acquired it about three weeks ago.
Now, Jim, you'll understand, is an avid car collector. He's already got a Batmobile from the '60s TV show, a Batmobile from the Michael Keaton movies, a "2 Fast 2 Furious" movie car, one of Al Capone's cars, a personal car of Mary Kay of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Evel Knievel's bike, and more. Dustin said he even owned John Lennon's Bentley -- before he sold it to Sean "Puffy" Combs, that is.
But back to the Lee at hand, because that is what this post is about, after all! This baby has a 360 engine. It is the real deal from the movie, Dustin says. "The VIN number matches up." (Dustin also sent BRBTV a copy of the sales receipt, with notations on its movie role.) He says it was used in the scene where Seann William Scott (who played Bo Duke) was blindfolded, and it was also used at the Duke farm.

Jim is going to start restoring it in a few months. "It's gonna take a lot of work," Dustin says. "It's going to be a winter project."

He continues, "It needs taillights; it needs a push guard. I just hooked him up with the rims. ... He can't drive it. It doesn't have any brakes in it right now."
(But hey, it's so cool!)

Photos courtesy of Dustin Edsall

That green Charger in the photo above, by the way, is for sale at $18,000! Jim's car lot and business is called the Trading Post Car Co. and is located in Muskegon. His business line is (231) 773-4106.
We'll do a second part of this post next week, with photos of Jim's other movie cars, including one of his Batmobiles ...

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