Authentic Smokey And The Bandit Pontiac Trans Am To Cross The Block

bandit2One of the more iconic movies to hit the big screen was Smokey and the Bandit. In that film, “Bandit”, played by Burt Reynolds, led the chase with his partners in crime Frog and the Snowman as they raced to get a truckload of beer delivered in time.

Ever since that movie came out, we’ve been in love with the black, 1977 Pontiac Trans Am, as evidenced by the increasingly large group of fans who participate in the Bandit Run every year. In the video above, the Bandit himself, Burt Reynolds, tells us that many Trans Ams were used and abused for that series. And while it’s been said that none of the original cars still exist today, one vehicle in particular has been found, and it’s been meticulously restored and documented authentic.

bandit3

This car wasn’t actually used in the film, but it was used by Universal Pictures to promote the film. It was found recently, and the frame-off restoration is a numbers matching 1977 Special Edition Bandit Trans Am. It retains the original drivetrain and has been PHS documented, and this car can be yours in the upcoming Barrett-Jackson auction coming up at the end of January.

Watch as an aging Burt Reynolds describes the car, and try to remember where you were when you first saw Smokey and the Bandit. You might not want to miss out on this one, thought, because not only did Mr. Reynolds sign the vehicle, but he’s planning to be at the Scottsdale, Arizona, auction to meet the new owner. How much do you think it will sell for?

bandit4

About the author

Michael Harding

Michael is a Power Automedia contributor and automotive enthusiast who doesn’t discriminate. Although Mopar is in his blood, he loves any car that looks great and drives even faster.
Read My Articles

Hot Rods and Muscle Cars in your inbox.

Build your own custom newsletter with the content you love from Street Muscle, directly to your inbox, absolutely FREE!

Free WordPress Themes
Street Muscle NEWSLETTER - SIGN UP FREE!

We will safeguard your e-mail and only send content you request.

Street Muscle - The Ultimate Muscle Car Magazine

We'll send you the most interesting Street Muscle articles, news, car features, and videos every week.

Street Muscle - The Ultimate Muscle Car Magazine

Street Muscle NEWSLETTER - SIGN UP FREE!

We will safeguard your e-mail and only send content you request.

Street Muscle - The Ultimate Muscle Car Magazine

Thank you for your subscription.

Subscribe to more FREE Online Magazines!

We think you might like...



Classic Ford Performance

Drag Racing

Classic Chevy Magazine

Street Muscle - The Ultimate Muscle Car Magazine

Thank you for your subscription.

Subscribe to more FREE Online Magazines!

We think you might like...

  • Classic Ford Performance
  • Drag Racing
  • Classic Chevy Magazine

Street Muscle - The Ultimate Muscle Car Magazine

Thank you for your subscription.

Thank you for your subscription.

Street Muscle - The Ultimate Muscle Car Magazine

Thank you for your subscription.

Thank you for your subscription.

Loading