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September 19, 2018

By: Jonathan


Burt Reynolds Legacy Lives On At Auction This Month

Burt Reynolds had a career like very few before him, from the length of his career to the roles he played, but most unique to Burt is the impact his movies had on car culture. Case and point this trio of a pickup and two Firebirds headed to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas starting September 27th.

The first car needs truly needs no introduction, but for those in the back it’s a 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. This re-creation of the iconic Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am is being offered by Burt Reynolds Collection and Bandit Movie Cars Florida, LLC and was built under the direction of Reynolds to be as close to the actual movie car as possible.

Another Firebird will also cross the stage; however, not a Bandit one as one might guess, but a 1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula Hooper re-creation. Offered out of the same collection, this 1978 is said to be, “one of the last cars in Mr. Reynold’s personal collection.”

Lastly, further showing the depth of his impact on cars in film, is a 1987 Chevrolet R30 pickup. This re-creation is again a part of the same collection and pays tribute the film Cannonball Run. While it was created to match the Indy Hauler pace truck in the film, this ’87 has been upgraded with some modern amenities such as power steering, brakes and air conditioning.

As to where these cars end up, well, your guess is as good as mine, but they have already found a home in movie history for decades to come.

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