Masters Champion Bubba Watson owns an original "General Lee"

April 13, 2012 12:00 AM

Bubba Watson made headlines this week with his victory in the annual Masters Tournament, and the win threw the spotlight on the golfer's personal life. In addition to tearing it up on the links, Watson is a bit of a gearhead and has used some of his PGA Tour winnings on his prized possession - an original "General Lee."

The iconic vehicle starred in the popular "Dukes of Hazzard" television series. Not all 1969 Dodge Chargers painted orange are real General Lees, however. There were 321 specific vehicles that "starred" in the show, and Watson is the proud owner of one of them, reports The Washington Times.

Completely restored General Lees have fetched more than $1 million at auction in recent years, though when Watson bought his, he paid a little over $100,000.

Watson will have to invest in auto maintenance if he wants to keep the General Lee kicking around for another 40 years - and considering the value of the vehicle, he'd be smart to take care of any car repairs as soon as they appear.

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