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AutoTrader.com Commercial 2014


SGL1 (Stunt General Lee #1) is an H-code 383 1968 Charger with a column shifted automatic transmission.  This car was one of the more solid cars built for the commercial.  The car received a full roll cage which extends into the trunk compartment as well as the engine bay.  The engine bay has a large hoop from side to side that serves as a massive shock tower.  The trunk compartment has the fuel cell towards the rear of the car and the battery was located behind the left wheel well.  Right in front of the fuel cell was a plate that was welded to the floor with two pieces of tube welded upright.  Since this car was built for jumps, the crew would slide weights on the tubes to help balance out the car.  

The K-frame has a massive skid plate welded to the front.  Not only did it help on landings, it also strengthened up the K-frame.  Square tubing sub-frame connectors were installed which the body very rigid. The rear end is an 8 3/4.

Just like every other stunt vehicle built for the commercial, the interior was strictly business only.  The car did not have much as far as interior components like door panels, carpet, console, etc.  This car had a special hand brake that was used to help slide the car around.  There were two racing style bucket seats installed on a special frame that was built on the floor.  

The car performed all of the smaller jumps and was jumped a total of six times.  With the body reinforced as much as it was, it was very rigid and took the landings very well.  When you see the General Lee bust through the barn, that is SGL1.  The car's biggest jump was at the end of the commercial when it is jumped through the dealership window.  At the end of filming, John Schneider and Tom Wopat autographed the dash.