July 29, 2005
Dukes of Hazzard movie drives up vintage Charger prices
1969 Dodge Charger. Click image to enlarge
Irvine, California – The motion picture remake of the television series “The Dukes of Hazzard” has driven up the value of the 1969 Dodge Charger, used as the Dukes’ “General Lee”, according to Kelley Blue Book.
All 1969 Charger trim levels have seen significant increases in value over the last two years, with major jumps in price occurring in the last six months. A Charger SE 500 in mint condition was valued at US$43,900 six months ago, but could fetch up to US$61,600 today. A mint-condition Charger R/T has increased 64 per cent, up from US$28,200 in January 2005 to US$43,900 in July 2005. In addition, any 1969 Charger equipped with a Hemi engine is estimated to have tripled in value.