Unleash your inner Burt Reynolds with the Pick of the Day, a 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am all done up in Bandit Edition regalia and ready to outrun Sheriff Buford T. Justice.
This Trans Am is in great condition in its original Black and Gold paint set off with gold Turbine wheels with BF Goodrich Radial TA raised white-letter tires, and “the Bandit Edition gold decals to really set it off,” according to the Palmetto, Florida, dealer advertising the Pontiac coupe on ClassicCars.com.
“Vinyl decals of Burt Reynold’s signature and ‘Bandit’ have been added to the driver side and can easily be removed if they’re not your style,” the seller advises. “The shaker hood scoop proudly wears the iconic T/A 6.6 decal on each side.”
The odometer shows just under 24,000 miles, although the ad does not indicate whether those are original miles or if the 5-digit odometer has turned over. Also, it’s unclear whether the Pontiac wears original paint.
The Pontiac does have a few upgrades, the ad notes, most significantly a swap to electronic fuel injection instead of the original carburetor.
“This car fires up with a bump of the key thanks to an electric fuel pump feeding a FITech GoEFI system,” the ad says. “That’s right, electronic fuel injection has been added in place of the carburetor for a sure start, more power and reliability.
“The EFI controller is right within your reach to monitor and make changes if necessary.”
Other updates include Vintage Air A/C and Edelbrock valve covers on the engine, with the power fed through a Turbo 350 4-speed automatic transmission.
Trans Am fans know that the ’79 coupe shows the restyling changes from the one driven by Reynolds in the iconic 1977 film “Smokey and the Bandit.” But there’s no mistaking the intent here, with the screaming-eagle hood embellishment and everything else that set the Pontiac Trans Am apart in those heady days of discos and mighty mustaches.
The asking price for this showy cruiser is $19,995.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.