Burt Reynolds To Auction Off Restored ‘Bandit’ Trans-Am
Burt Reynolds plans to auction off his very own Trans-Am modeled after the one driven in Smokey and the Bandit.
BURT REYNOLDS SELLING SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT TRANS-AM
The 1978 “Bandit” replica will be auctioned off in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Friday to the highest bidder. This is the not the first, but actually the fourth Trans-Am “Bandit” Reynolds has auctioned off. In Dec. 2014 he sold one of the original promo cars from the 1977 film for $450,000. A second tribute car owned shortly by Reynolds went a year later for $170,000, and the third, though not used in the film but restored from a Universal Studios junk lot, went for $550,000.
This fourth “Bandit” has been restored and customized by Restore a Muscle Car, based in Lincoln, Nebraska. This car has not been advertised as having been used in the film, but the fact that Reynolds himself is selling it should hike up the price.
— RESTOREaMUSCLECAR (@RESTOREaMUSCLEC) December 21, 2016
The car actually started out as a Firebird Formula, but Restore a Muscle Car refitted it as a Trans-Am clone. It features a 8.2-liter V8 engine, and claims to be 600 horsepower. Check out the specs and details of the car in the informational video below.
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