Burt Reynolds to Auction Off Another Trans-Am

Bidding for actor’s signature “Smokey and the Bandit” car starts Saturday

Last Updated: January 18, 2017 @ 9:43 AM

Mustachioed silver screen legend Burt Reynolds keeps unloading his memorabilia.

The movie star is auctioning off his very own 1978 Pro-Touring Firebird Trans-Am.

It’s the actor’s signature car — just like the one he drove in the late 1970s and early ’80s “Smokey and the Bandit” series.

In case you’re getting your “Bandit” Trans-Ams mixed up, this one is different than the 1977 black Pontiac Trans Am Coupe that the actor put up for auction in 2014 — which eventually sold for $500,000. He also auctioned off another Trans-Am last year for $550,000.

The Trans-Am he’s auctioning off now didn’t appear in any “Bandit” films — but it does bear the 80-year-old actor’s signature.

In 2014, Reynolds put up more than 600 personal items at a special auction at Julien’s Live. He offered up a huge stockpile of movie memorabilia, art, awards, cars, guns (a whole lot of guns), and photos of his famous pals.

He also drew bids for a toy miniature of his famous black muscle car, and there was also a go-kart version of the automobile featured in the prior auction.

So many Trans-Ams!

Reynolds said that contrary to reports, he wasn’t unloading his gear because he was facing financial ruin. “I want everyone to know that… I am not broke,” the actor said at the time.

“I am simply selling some of my memorabilia that I have enjoyed for so many years, but do not have use nor room for them anymore… Quite frankly, I am sick of so many pictures of myself in my own home.”

Reynolds’ video promo boasts: “It’s truly the Trans-Am that The Bandit would never get caught in!”

Bidding starts on Saturday. Do you have enough cash for the coupe?


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