ClassicsBurt Reynolds' old Pontiac Trans Am replica sold for $317,500

18:05  25 june  2019
18:05  25 june  2019 Source:   autoblog.com

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Following Burt Reynolds' passing last September, Julien's Auctions held an estate sale of the late actor's property on June 15-16 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hundreds of items were included in the auction, but none more valuable than the Pontiac Trans Am Bandit replica previously owned by Reynolds. It easily surpassed expectations when it sold for $317,500.

Julien's, the self-proclaimed experts in contemporary and pop culture, listed 876 pieces in the sale, from cowboy boots to a driver's license to scripts. The online preview said it estimated a range of prices from $25 to $200,000. They were way off.

Be An Automatic Hero In A 1971 Pontiac Trans Am

Be An Automatic Hero In A 1971 Pontiac Trans Am Driving such a beast doesn’t get much easier. Old muscle cars are a blast to drive, but for some they’re also a chore. If you want to make the experience less labor-intensive, perhaps the best way is to find something with an automatic transmission. While that might sound downright blasphemous, this 1971 Pontiac Trans Am is cool enough to look past that and realize everyone deserves a shot at enjoying classic muscle. Thanks to a recent restoration, this Trans Am has been returned to its previous splendor. That means the white paint job looks great, even under close examination.

Item No. 716 was a replica of a Pontiac Trans Am Bandit that was seen in the original "Smokey and the Bandit." Not the real car, just a re-creation. But its value comes more from who owned the ride rather than what the car was. The replica was owned by Reynolds for some years, and now that he's passed, it's coveted even more.

It's not the only Trans Am item that sold at auction. Three Reynolds Trans Am model cars sold for $640, $576 and $512. A Reynolds-signed "Bandit" poster sold for $3,200. A Reynolds-signed poster from the Trans Am plant sold for $1,562.50, a Reynolds custom-built Trans Am office desk sold for $4,375, and a "Smokey and the Bandit" decorative etched glass panel sold for $896.

This isn't the first time a Bandit replica has sold for big money. In 2016, a promotional Trans Am sold at a Barrett-Jackson auction for $550,000. We also believe the exact car sold in this Julien's auction was previously bought at a Barrett-Jackson auction in 2018 for $192,500. If that's the case, somebody just made an extremely easy profit.

Burt Reynolds' old Pontiac Trans Am replica sold for $317,500 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 20 Jun 2019

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