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Watson pays $110K for General Lee

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Golfer Bubba Watson has paid $110,000 for the car made famous by "The Dukes of Hazzard," the General Lee.

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Hundreds of similar 1969 Dodge Chargers were used and wrecked in the filming of the TV series between 1979 and 1985, but Watson's was the first ever used and can be seen jumping over a police car during the opening credits, FOX News reported.

"Lee 1" spent most of its life in a junkyard after being wrecked filming its famous flight through the Georgia sky.

It still had a trunk full of cement ballast when it was purchased by the president of the North American General Lee fan club for less than $1,000 about a decade ago.

Since then it has been fully restored to the original, imperfect condition it was in when it was brought to Oxford College on Veteran's Day in 1978 to film the iconic scene.

More than 300 other General Lees would follow it during the seven-year run of the program.

Watson, a five-time winner on the PGA Tour, revealed on Twitter that he picked up the vehicle at the Barrett-Jackson auctions in Scottsdale, Ariz., over the weekend.

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