Every year new cars are made, but only a few go down in history to become an iconic car. The 1977 Pontiac that was driven by Burt Reynolds’s movie Smokey and The Bandit certainly falls in the latter category. Since the movie was launched, the car became a national icon and its popularity never died down. The black Pontiac Trans Am had a style factor and performance that people wanted to buy and this time someone just did that for $489,000 at the auction at Julien’s Auction House in Las Vegas. This unrestored car originally has a selling price of $80,000.
The car is still in its original condition and no restoration work is done on it. It has a fully functional 6.6 liter V8 engine and a comfortable interior. Surprisingly the car was never used for filming, but was used for promotions later on. The car was the only item of Reynold’s that was not sold in the earlier auctions.
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