This General Lee Remake Sure is One 'Dodgy Charger'

Ever wondered what a British remake of the 'Dukes of Hazzard' might look like? We're guessing that's most likely a “no,” but humor us for a second. Cousins Bo and Luke famously cruised, crashed, and jumped the General Lee – their 1969 Dodge Charger – across American TV screens in the '70s and '80s. This British version you see before you is however a bit “dodgier” than the original. That's because it's a 1988 Reliant Rialto – the butt of many British jokes and the replacement for the quirky Reliant Robin three-wheeler. Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane got you down? This topsy-turvy General Lee might be just the answer. RELATED: Check out photos of the real 1969 General Lee While it's hardly the first odd-ball car to don the iconic General Lee livery (feel free to list your favorites in the comments), a Reliant Rialto might be one of the most pedestrian. The Rialto debuted in 1981, succeeding the visually similar Robin, and toted an 848cc four-cylinder engine. Its 38 horsepower was wrangled up and sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual gearbox. Some sources say top speeds in the region of 100 miles per hour are possible, but that sounds highly optimistic and generally very terrifying. The engines in Bo and Luke's Charger varied during production, but all of them – from the 318ci to the big 440ci V8 – brought big triple digit horsepower figures. The 'Dixie' horn surely adds a few horsepower too, right? RELATED: The '69 Dodge HEMI Daytona was a fearsome beast This version will cross the UK's Classic Car Auctions block next month, offered up by its longtime owner of 10 years, with all of its proceeds going to help the Mercia MS Therapy Center in the city of Coventry. It comes with a detailed history and 39,292 miles on the odometer. RELATED: See the All-new 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat That Packs 707HP _____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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