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Burt Reynolds to drive his Bandit Trans Am onto auction block

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Burt Reynolds will forever be synonymous with the Pontiac Trans Am. The Trans Am itself holds a special place in the hearts of many not only as a pony car icon, but as a star of Smokey and the Bandit.

It only makes sense that Reynolds himself will drive his 1978 Pontiac Trans Am onto the stage at this year’s Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to Motor Authority.

This will be Reynolds’ fourth Bandit-style Trans Am going under the hammer in recent years. The phenomenon kicked off in 2014 when an original “Smokey and the Bandit” promo car sold for $450,000. It was followed a year later by the sale of a “tribute” car owned by Reynolds for only a year for $170,000. And finally in 2016 the actor brought out another movie promo car that ended up fetching $550,000.

The car has been assigned lot number 1401 for the auction which runs from January 14-22, 2017.

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