Why did Cooter paint the General Lee orange?


Orange was the only color that Cooter had enough of to paint the entire car. Thanks for using AnswerParty!

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The General Lee is the Dodge Charger driven by the Duke cousins Bo and Luke in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard. It is known for its signature horn, its chases and stunts -- especially its long/high jumps -- and for having its doors welded shut, leaving the Dukes to climb in and out through the windows. The car appears in every episode but one ("Mary Kaye's Baby"). The car's name is a reference to the Confederate General Robert E. Lee and it bears a Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia (The army which Robert E, Lee commanded) on its roof and has a horn which plays the melody from the first line of the song "Dixie".

The idea for the General Lee was developed from the bootlegger Jerry Rushing's car, which was named for Lee's favorite horse, Traveller. Traveller was also the name of the car in Moonrunners, the 1975 movie precursor to The Dukes of Hazzard.


Cooter Davenport is a fictional character from the American TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. He was played by Ben Jones.

Cooter was the talented mechanic in the fictional Hazzard County, in Georgia. He owned The Hazzard County Garage in Hazzard County Square, directly across from the Police Department and the County Bank - which gave ideal position for observing Boss Hogg's latest crooked schemes and relaying back to the Dukes. his CB handle was "Crazy Cooter" and he often started his CB transmissions with "Breaker one, Breaker one, I might be crazy but I ain't dumb, Craaaazy Cooter comin' atcha, any y'all Dukes out there on the Hazzard net? Come on" (or similar variant on the last line). A flashback episode, which had the actors play their own family members post-Civil War, showed his ancestor wearing an eye patch and mentioning he'd fought at the Second Battle of Bull Run.


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