Burt Reynolds’ ‘Bandit’ Trans Am goes for $450K

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Burt Reynolds' personal Pontiac sells for $450,000 | Julien's Auctions photo
Burt Reynolds' personal Pontiac sells for $450,000 | Julien's Auctions photo
Burt Reynolds’ personal Pontiac sells for $450,000 | Julien’s Auctions photo

Burt Reynolds’ own Smokey and the Bandit Pontiac Trans Am sold for $450,000 at an auction of his various personal effects, career memorabilia and fine-art collection late last week.

“The Collection of Award Winning Actor Burt Reynolds” was held by Julien’s Auctions at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Overall, Reynolds’ possessions brought $2.5 million from their new owners.

“Burt Reynolds is a legend who is loved all over the world,” Darren Julien, president and chief executive of Julien’s Auctions, said in a news release. “His collection, which was full of iconic pieces of career memorabilia and personal items, once again proves to be a solid investment with bidders who attended the auction from every corner of the globe this week.”

In addition to his personal Trans Am, Reynolds’ Smokey and the Bandit jacket sold for $34,375, a canoe made for the movie Deliverance delivered $17,500, and a Smokey and the Bandit go-kart brought $13,750. His 1998 Golden Globe award sold for $21,250 and his 1991 Emmy for $28,125.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.