Buy Burt Reynolds’s Trans-Am!
When Burt Reynolds passed away earlier this month, it was a huge loss. The legendary actor defined an era, and was often referred to as the "Bandit," a nod to arguably his biggest hit, the 1978 classic Smokey and the Bandit. To all true fans, the man also left an indelible mark on the automotive industry by sharing the screen with his favorite co-star - horsepower. Now, you can own a piece of that mustache-powered machismo!
The Drive reports that the world famous Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction will handle 3 vehicles from the late actors collection of movie replicas - including a faithful reproduction of the 1978 Ponitac Firebird Trans-Am used in Bandit. The trio of famous automobiles also includes a 1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula (from the movie Hooper), and a 1987 Chevrolet R30 dually pick-up (Cannonball Run). Even though these are not the actual vehicles featured in the movies, every last detail has been cloned. The are almost identical to silver screen version - the only difference is, these rides were commissioned, owned, and signed by Burt himself.
In case you are holding out for the actual vehicles from the movie, I've got bad news for you. The movie studio won't allow their sale due to liability reasons - they went through so much abuse during filming, film execs didn't want to take the chance. Turns out jumping a 3,300lbs+ car over a creek over and over for the perfect shot isn't good for the frame. If you've ever wanted the Bandit's car, this is as close as you're ever gonna get! The hammer drops on these beautiful specimens on September 27.