15-year-old resurrected the General Lee 1968 Dodge Charger

15-year-old resurrected the General Lee 1968 Dodge Charger
The General Lee 1969 Dodge Charger is one of the most famous cars in film and TV history.


The Duke boys’ faithful chariot has been an iconic symbol of American muscle for almost 40 years despite modern controversy. Today, a 15-year-old kid revealed the Ghost of General Lee, an exceptional rebuild of the beloved classic.

Ben has had his hands on machines since he was in elementary school. He first started working on the Ghost of General Lee when he was only 12-years-old.

According to Ben, the Ghost was a stunt car used in 2005 Dukes of Hazzard movie that was destroyed during a jump. The filmmakers used twenty-four ’68, ’69’ and ’70 Dodge Chargers for the film. More than a few were totaled along the way.

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Dukes of Hazzard, 2005 motion picture (image source; Wikipedia)

The car was bought as a pile of junk for about $10k. Ben spent more than three years bringing it back to life. “It was just a body and a motor block, that was it,” Ben says about the condition of the car when he first found it.

Hear more about this incredible young gear head and see his beautiful Charger in the video below.