Burt Reynolds is synonymous with Pontiac Trans Ams, having starred behind the wheel of a few of them; including Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Hooper (1978) and the sequels to SATB (1980 and 1983, respectively).
He’s also dabbled with attaching his name on modified tuner Trans Ams in the ’80s and 2000s, with Trans Am Specialties (of Cherry Hill, NJ. – defunct) and YearOne being the most notable, as well as working with Dream Giveaway on handing the keys of a ’79 SE over to one lucky winner (enter here).
It’s been widely known for quite some time that all six Trans Ams used for the ’77 film were destroyed during the making of the movie, but what wasn’t known until lately, was that there was another ’77 Trans Am SE owned by Universal Studios used for promotional purposes. Recently, the car was found, restored, PHS documented, and will be auctioned off for charity at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, Arizona auction on January 30th (Lot 7004).
Restore a Muscle Car takes full credit for the restoration of this cherished piece of American film history, as they have gone through great lengths to ensure precise measures on the detail and accuracy. Every inch of the Trans Am has been concourse restored to factory specs and will most certainly bring six figures (maybe more!) when the hammer drops later this month.
It features the 400 ci. Pontiac powerplant, an automatic transmission, T-tops and a black interior, just like the movie car! If you’re a Smokey and the Bandit fan, Trans Am enthusiast or a huge car guy in general with plenty of cash to play – we seriously suggest you visit Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale on January 30th!
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of Timeless Muscle Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.