‘General Lee’ won’t be sitting in Watson’s garage

AUGUSTA — Some who collect automobiles keep them in garage. Not Bubba Watson.

Watson recently bought the 1969 Dodge Charger, nicknamed the General Lee, which appeared in the television show ‘The Dukes of Hazzard.’ Price tag: $110,000.

“I drive it,” Watson said from the Masters when asked what he does with the car. “Why wouldn’t you drive it? I bought a car. You don’t just sit a car do you? Well, some people do.”

The orange-painted Charger, decorated with the number 01 on the side, appeared on the CBS show from 1979 to 1985.

“I said if I ever won a golf tournament I’m going to buy one or get one made like it,” said Watson, the UGA graduate. “This year, No. 1 came available. It was supposed to go a lot higher in price, and I had a limit and I was at my limit already, but I ended up getting it some how.”

Watson said most of the gauges on the car do not work and the odometer is stuck on 86 miles. It is currently being fully restored.

“It’s going to be pristine when it gets done,” Watson said.

–Chris Vivlamore

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