Smokey and the Bandit Tribute Car! Started life as a 1981 Trans Am, still titled as such, with 1977 nose, rear, and doors. Car is a mix of old looks and new tech. Car is powered by a Pontiac 455 (mileage is unknown), with a modern Tremec 5 speed manual transmission. Handling courtesy of tubular A arms up front, and Ridetech coilovers on all four corners. 4 wheel disc brakes help whoa you down if you get too throttle happy. This car was totally restored, in and out, the interior is fantastic, custom console for window controls, as well as Double Din stereo head unit. Tons of receipts accompany the sale, over $45,000 in the build back in 2010-2011. You never get back what was put in, and someone is going to get a good deal on a fun car. Underside is very clean, donor car was a rust free body. Lots to see, fun to drive, gets the thumbs up everywhere. Put your cowboy hat on, and drive!
Another McQueen-driven movie car surfaces
The Pick of the Day is a dead ringer for the coupe driven by Burt Reynolds in ‘Smokey and the Bandit,’ golden hood eagle, T-tops and all
Car was a ’76 model disguised with ’77 sheetmetal for a Pontiac sales brochure, and was supposed to have been destroyed
This is the 19th in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Las Vegas collector car auction
The Pick of the Day is a standout collectible muscle car, a low-mileage original described as being in pristine condition
Pontiac Trans Am approaches its 50th anniversary
The Pick of the Day provides the answer with what seems to be a clean, all-original Pontiac
Michael Fux IROC Collection on the docket at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction
William Leland III, the great-great nephew of Cadillac founder Henry Leland, ordered this 1979 Trans Am in 1978 after his father agreed to co-sign for the loan.