Smokey and the Bandit Pontiac set for auction

The infamous 1977 Pontiac Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit is set to be auctioned in January, in an auction also featuring other cars from the world of film.

However, the car being sold isn’t one which featured directly in the film, as the four of those used during filming were destroyed in the process, courtesy of the stuntmen pushing them to their limits.

There was one more Pontiac which was used for promotion purposes, and this is the one set to be sold. The car was bought from Burt Reynolds - who played Bandit in the title role – for $450,000 in 2014.

The current owner found that the engine hadn’t been started since 1985! It was restored and equipped identically to the original movie specs by McLaughlin Museum. It features the iconic black and gold paint, removable T-tops and other features including power windows and air conditioning.

1977 Pontiac Trans Am as seen in Smokey and the Bandit

The car also features the original drive train and the engine, a 400ci TA 6.6, with 3-speed Turbo-Hydramatic transmission.

Also located inside the car was a certification from Universal Studios which featured the vehicle identification number, a plaque from General Motors to show the car was used in promoting the film, maps showing scene locations and an original script from the film.

Reynolds himself has also signed the documentation, to help boost the price even further!

Also featured in the auction will be the truck built to play the role of Optimus Prime from the Transformer films, as well as the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro who played pre-upgrade Bumblebee in the same franchise.

Bumblebee is currently owned by Transformers director Michael Bay, who will sign the vehicle to increase the value of the car.

Pre-sale estimates are yet to be released, but we can imagine any one of those vehicles will fetch a decent price and will be snapped up by any film buffs out there! If you are wondering “how much is my car worth?” much like the Pontiac owner, why not use Wizzle to find out?

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Photo courtesy of Amateur Photography by Michel on Flickr, under Creative Commons.