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Barrett-Jackson countdown: 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am ‘Bandit’ re-creation

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The world was saddened by the recent passing of Smokey and the Bandit star Burt Reynolds, but one lucky bidder will get a chance to own a car from the late actor’s personal collection: A 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am re-creation of the Bandit car overseen by Reynolds himself.

The actor wanted a car that was a movie-correct as possible that had some new comforts, but still retained its originality.

It appears the recreators did their job. The car has new air conditioning components and a custom-built 200-4R automatic transmission made especially for this project.

The car is powered by a rebuilt Pontiac 400cid engine with all-new Butler Performance parts.

Barrett-Jackson’s annual Las Vegas auction is scheduled for September 27-29 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

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