Burt Reynolds’ final cars to be on Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas block

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Barrett-Jackson will auction off the final four cars personally owned, titled and registered to Burt Reynolds next week, putting a cap on both the Las Vegas sale and the late actor’s life.

“We were saddened to learn of the passing of our friend Burt Reynolds. We’ll cherish the memories we’ve had with him at our auctions,” Barrett-Jackson chairman and chief executive Craig Jackson said in a news release.

“He planned to attend our Las Vegas event for the sale of his personal vehicles. We are very honored to continue his legacy by making them available and sharing the moment with his great fans.”

As fitting for the star of Smokey and the Bandit, three of the cars are Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams — one 1978 model is a re-creation of the black-and-gold car from Smokey and the other, also a ’78, is a re-creation of the car from Hooper.

The last Trans Am is a 1984 example that was the promotional car for the Tampa Bay Bandits, a now-defunct team in the United States Football League.

The final car is a 1987 Chevrolet R30 pickup that is a re-creation of the truck from Cannonball Run.

All of the cars were signed by Reynolds and other actors during tours and special events. TMZ reported the vehicles could fetch more than $1 million combined after the final hammer falls.

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“They’re history pieces of time from the ‘70s, and we want to keep them that way,” Reynolds’ friend and business partner, Gene Kennedy, of Bandit Movie Cars said in the release.

For more information about the Las Vegas auction, head to Barrett-Jackson’s website.

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Carter Nacke is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He began his career at KTAR News 92.3 FM in Phoenix, the largest news radio station in Arizona, where he specialized in breaking news and politics. A burgeoning interest in classic cars took him to the Journal in 2018. He's still on the hunt for his dad's old 1969 Camaro.

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