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Burt Reynolds’ “Bandit” Trans Am Up for Auction

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It’s entirely possible that no consensus will ever be reached about which car movie is the ultimate car movie of all time. Just as every marque has a signature style, there are countless way the vehicle has been used as a centerpiece on the silver screen. However, there are few people that will argue that Burt Reynolds’ 1977 film “Smokey and the Bandit” is one of the best ever created.

And now you can have a chance to own a piece of cinemotive and automotive history, because crossing the block at Carlisle Auctions Spring event April 23-24 is Reynolds’ own Bandit Trans Am. Though not the exact vehicle used in the film, this car was custom built specifically for Burt, and even sports his signature in gold on a few key locations.

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As the lot description describes, Reynolds’ restored 1977 Pontiac Trans Am was “built by his personal friend Harold Murphy, owner of the renowned Murphy Auto Body and Restoration of West Palm Beach.” Murphy created the car to be as authentic as possible, as it was to be the last Bandit recreation made.

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It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that is absolutely worth traveling to Pennsylvania for. And for the lucky winner of this lot, the cowboy hat and jacket that Reynolds is wearing in the photo above are also included with the car, each signed by the legend himself.

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Be sure to visit Carlisle Auctions website here to learn more about participating in the auction and to read the full lot description.

Or, if you simply cannot make it up there in time, be sure to check out our exclusive Trans Am listings below, and find the perfect one for your collection.

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(Source: Carlisle Auctions via Road & Track)

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