Return of the Bandit to Carlisle

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Burt Reynolds in the 1977 Bandit Trans Am | Carlisle Events Photos

A 1977 Bandit Pontiac Trans Am owned by Burt Reynolds was sold at the Spring Carlisle auction but will return to be shown as part of the 2015 Carlisle GM National taking place June 26-28 at the Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Fairgrounds.

The car will be displayed in building T as a centerpiece alongside cars representing the fabulous fins of the 1950s and ‘60s as well as the general indoor invitational display.

The car was purchased in 2014 by Reynolds and restored by Harold Murphy of Murphy Auto Body. From the completion of the restoration through April the car was part of Reynolds collection. After being sold at the Spring Carlisle, the car moved to Hershey for its permanent residency. The GM Nationals will be this cars first car show with the new owner and its first return to Carlisle.

Along with the Bandit Trans Am and the fabulous fins display, visitors can take in a 30-year reunion of the IROC Camaro while the Solid Lifer Showroom welcomes a ’70 Yenko Deuce Nova’s along with other ‘70s performance and muscle cars as well as the #001 1967 Camaro, the first Camaro built.

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Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn and uses the car to participate in track events, car shows, and explore the world around her. Nicole joined the ClassicCars.com Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is an automotive journalist and the creator of Pretty Driven - an online source for car culture and news for millennials, as well as a contributor for ClassicCars.com. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @Nicoleeellan

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  1. The Tucker was far ahead of its time. Seat belts in a car, aluminum air cooled engine, etc. I had one of the Studebakers, 1950. I drove it from Tacoma to Alabama with a heavily loaded trailer. It was a really tuff car. I beat on it and it kept running. It was worn out when I got it. Dawn you rode in that one. It was old. I think that was about 1965.