Bandit Trans Am obliterates estimate


A 1977 Pontiac Trans Am belonging to Burt Reynolds has sold for more than five times its pre-sale estimate at an auction in Las Vegas. The car was used as a promotional vehicle for the film Smokey and the Bandit and was given to Reynolds as a gift after the movie's release.

Despite a pre-sale estimate of just $60-80,000, the hammer eventually fell when bidding had reached a dizzying $480,000.

The T-top Coupe features a 400cu in V8 engine with four-barrel carburettor and automatic transmission, plus a plaque on the door stating '1977 Pontiac Trans Am owned by Burt Reynolds'.

The Pontiac was the headline lot in a sale of Reynolds memorabilia, which included photographs, a stage coach and other smaller movie props from the actor's collection.

The car wasn't the only lot to exceed the auctioneer's expectations: a jacket from the same film sold for $35,200 despite a pre-sale estimate of $4-6000, while an Emmy award made $28,800 – more than $25,000 more than its upper estimate. 

Photos courtesy of Julien's Auctions


Chris Martin

Musta done all his dough on those expensive rugs he wore!
Or were some of those in the sale too?
(Hey, its ok, I just say what the rest of you are thinkin').


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