Burt Reynolds gets ready for Bandit Auction, the 1977 car to have that was driven by the man himself. This is not just any ’77 Trans Am, according to the United Press International. It’s an exact replica of the one driven in the famous franchise — a special edition Y82 model with a Hurst T-Top, black interior and a 6.6-liter engine.
Carlisle Auctions announced the consignment on Facebook Wednesday, April 8.
Burt Reynolds Car
The winning bidder at the April 24 auction, taking place at the Carlisle Expo Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, will also receive the title proving Reynolds owned the car. Its dashboard and hood is autographed by the action star, who only acquired the car a year ago.
Burt Reynolds got started on the Bandit Auction after the actor hired old friend Harold Murphy, owner of Murphy Auto Body and Restoration in West Palm Beach, Florida, to personalize the car and return it to peak condition. Harold Murphy and Reynolds have worked together on his cars since the company’s first event in Florida, according to The Inquisitr.
In December of 2014, Reynolds sold another 1977 Trans Am from his collection for $450,000. An expert on the make, Rick Deiters, said that car, “wasn’t in as good a condition as some others I’ve seen.”
And that is what makes this new car all the more exciting.
“That speaks volumes to the demand not only for the car, but for ones owned by Reynolds … In my opinion, this last car from his collection is a really good and correct one.”
This is the last of Reynolds’ car collection to be going up for sale. Once this “Smokey and the Bandit” tribute car crosses the block, the 79-year-old actor will pursue other interests.
Burt Reynolds will attend the Bandit Auction, with eyes closed. The actor has been selling off his personal items for over a year now to payback banks form old loans, notes News Max. Yes, even the rich & famous can have money problems.