Burt’s nonetheless acquired it.
A 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am owned by Burt Reynolds that was custom-made to appear to be the one he drove in “Smokey and The Bandit” was offered on the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas public sale on Saturday for $192,500.
It was a excessive value for a tribute automotive that wasn’t even the identical mannequin 12 months because the black and gold Trans Am within the movie, however having been commissioned and owned by Reynolds himself it got here with a novel cache, to not point out his signature on the glove compartment door.
An analogous recreation of the late actor’s Firebird Formulation from “Hooper” was additionally offered for $88,000, as was a 1987 Chevrolet R30 pickup modified to appear to be the GMC Indy Hauler pickup from 1981’s “Cannonball Run” that went for $49,500.
Should you’re questioning what occurred to the genuine “Bandit” automotive from the film, properly, there have been about 12 used throughout filming and Reynolds mentioned they had been all scrapped as a result of they acquired so beat up from the entire stunts. There’s one automotive, nevertheless, that didn’t seem on display however that Common Footage took on tour to advertise the movie, which was final offered in 2016 for $550,000.