Burt Reynolds’ ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ Firebird Trans Am sells for nearly $500K

A piece of movie history now has a new owner.

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The 1977 Firebird Trans Am once owned by Burt Reynolds was sold at auction Saturday for $495,000 at a sale held by Barrett-Jackson.

The car was not used in the filming of “Smokey and the Bandit,” but was given to the actor to thank him for his role in the movie, the company said.

It was the only ‘77 Trans Am owned, according to Robb Report.

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Reynolds owned the vehicle until 2014. In 2015, it was professionally restored to a nearly new condition, but still leaving the hand-painted “Bandit” lettering on the doors and “scuff marks left by Reynolds’ cowboy boots on the driver’s sill plate.”

The glovebox door bears his signature.

The car also has an engraved dedication plaque on the driver’s door and came with an autographed copy of Reynold’s autobiography “But Enough About Me,” a late 1970s-style “Trans Am” jacket and a “Bandit” cowboy hat. It also was sold with a professionally made show board and a DVD of “Smokey and the Bandit,” according to the auction’s listing.