The Bandit’s Trans Am to be Auctioned Off

Carlisle Auctions has landed its biggest and most promising consignment to date. Crossing the block as part of the Spring Carlisle Auction on April 23-24 at the Carlisle Expo Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania is a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am owned by none other than the Bandit himself, Burt Reynolds.

Purchased by Reynolds last year, it was meticulously restored by long time friend and Trans Am restoration expert Harold Murphy of Murphy Auto Body and Restoration in West Palm Beach, Florida. Since then, it’s been a part of the Reynolds collection, but it’s also the last of his cars to be auctioned as he transitions to a new chapter in his life.

So who wants to own one of Hollywood’s most beloved automotive icons?

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aircooled MegaDork
4/9/15 11:37 a.m.

The car clearly had nothing to do with the movie, but they are honest about that. I am sure Reynolds had no intention to keep the car.

That said, I hope he gets big money for it. It sucks he is in the position he is in. His name is on the title, so that should help a lot.

I kind of hope he doesn't do it again for the same effect, that would suck for the buyer of this one. Maybe he should restore a semi with that mural on it and some of the cop cars so someone can have the full play set.

(is there a reason I am seeing the above text as bold?)

Adrian_Thompson UltimaDork
4/9/15 11:41 a.m.

We had a long conversation /thread about this on the GRM board several months ago. I thought it had been sold off a while ago, unless it's now for re-sale. Wasn't the general consensus that he was asking too much for a car that wasn't actually in the film to bail himself out of money troubles again?

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