For Sale: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado in Lithia Springs, Georgia

Vehicle Description

This 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Bandit Edition is a modern interpretation of the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am from Burt Reynold's hit movie "Smokey and the Bandit" - but in truck form. That's right, even cars and trucks can cosplay these days. Born as a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Custom and transformed into a show-truck diabolical enough to resurrect THE Buford T. Justice himself, the legends at Jay's Customs in Conyers, GA are the professionals behind this unique build. According to them, this exact model you see before you is the very first Bandit Truck ever made - the prototype to what is now a limited run of trucks built through a collaborative effort between Legendary Concepts and Saleen Automotive. If that's true (and we'll let the public research and decide that on their own, rather than make any claims here), then this would indeed be the real-deal Bandit Truck prototype, and thusly a stone-cold BARGAIN when you compare the $286,000 sales price the alleged "first-ever" Bandit iteration brought at auction in Scottsdale 2022.

Let's put aside all claims, hearsay, and conjecture regarding who first came up with the Bandit Truck concept and who was the first to actually build one, at least for now, so we can drool over just how insanely cool this amazing truck actually is. We all know the inspiration - the 1977 Pontiac Trans AM - although some may not realize that that model wasn't even the actual car used in the movie. Filming took place in 1976, so the real Bandit prop cars were in fact 1976 models with 1977 front clips. So, as fate should have it, controversy over the origins of the Bandit Truck is par for the course, much like the first Bandit in 1977. Nevertheless, ever since the success of the movie, millions have lusted after the 1977 SE Bandits - only considered to be "real" if they were born as Special Editions in black-over-gold with custom gold decals, gold snowflake wheels, Y81 or Y82 options, and a 400 V8/THT. (Okay, we know there can be minor variations here, but please save your complaints for the message boards that discuss these things ad nauseum). That very desire for that famous black-and-gold outlaw is exactly what inspired this Bandit truck. The build started with a Jet Black Silverado and a body kit that includes a more aggressive front clip, sculpted hood, fender scoops, and side-skirt ground effects. No Bandit is complete without gold accents, and between the "Screaming Chicken" (aka the Firebird T/A logo) on the hood and the painted gold accents throughout, they nailed the two-tone effect. All the Chevrolet badging was replaced in favor of "Pontiac" and "Trans Am" emblems, the front grille, bumpers, and bed cover were blacked-out, the windows darkened with limo-tint, and the truck's lighting got the full treatment with honeycomb-shaped LED bulbs inside the headlights and a honeycomb pattern laid over the taillights. And lest we forget the reimagined 26-inch gold "Snowflakes", which might be the coolest rims on the planet, and the additional "Firebird" installed in the bed that lights up from underneath. COOL. The results speak for themselves, and with only 12,822 miles on this build, this bespoke Bandit Truck is still exceptionally clean today.

To keep the Bandit theme going strong, the pickup equivalent would require a tan/gold/light buckskin trimmed interior, and this Bandit Truck's cab definitely follows suit. Supple Peanut Butter leather hides on the seats feature honeycomb-pattern inserts, stitched beautifully and punctuated with custom "Bandit Edition" logos embroidered in the front headrests. Thankfully, the designers elected to retain a lot of the Jet Black components, resulting in a two-tone look that'll have you hungry for Reese's Cups every time you step in. Every option a Silverado Custom offered is available, and with so few miles it all works as it should, and you might expect the truck still look, feels, and even smells like new. Four switches inside the glove box control the illuminated hood, fender vents, and Firebird logo in the bed, along with the underdash light that projects down a Firebird. The driver can also control custom sirens, a CB radio, the multi-media screens in the dash and seatbacks, and the cleverly installed Bentley Starlight headliner all from the cockpit. Curiously enough, the badge on the glove compartment includes Jerry Reed's signature, which somewhat makes sense since "Snowman" was the only one that drove a truck in the movies - maybe this prototype was initially meant to honor him, not Burt Reynolds. The mystery continues...

Under the hood is the truck's original 5.3L V8 equipped with Chevrolet's efficient Active Fuel Management System. Producing a stout 355HP and 383 lb-ft of torque, it runs basically like new, and with only 12,822 miles on the clock it's barely been broken in. Everything under the hood is stock, save for a couple engine braces that were powdercoated gold to continue the theme, although the exhaust system has been upgraded to a stainless-steel Borla unit that sounds terrific and features gold powdercoated tips. The undercarriage obviously hasn't driven over anything rougher than a shallow puddle, and for good measure is highlighted by the contrasting gold powdercoated front spindles and swaybar, respectively. A 6L80E 6-Speed automatic transmission is the V8's perfect match, and the lowered stance looks absolutely killer atop those UNREAL 26-inch gold "Snowflakes" with custom Firebird T/A center caps.

No, it's not the 700+HP Legendary Concepts/Saleen Bandit Truck that sold at Barrett-Jackson for over a quarter million in 2022. But if the reports are true and this is indeed the prototype that begat those limited edition trucks, then it may just be a screaming (chicken) bargain. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 2019 Chevrolet Silverado
  • Listing ID: CC-1681706
  • Price: $129,995
  • Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
  • Year:2019
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Silverado
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Peanut Butter
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:12822
  • Stock Number:7126-ATL
  • VIN:1GCRWBEF2KZ423143
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Atlanta
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA 30122

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