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Burt Reynolds’ Last Wish – To Touch Car Culture One Final Time

As most people in classic car culture are aware, the Icon and the Legend that was Burt Reynolds passed away earlier this month leaving behind a legacy as one of the great American stars in the golden years of American cars.  While the “Bandit” might’ve made off with the hearts of our girlfriends and wives, he did leave behind his infamous collection of cars that were featured in the original Fast & The Furious series, “Smokey and the Bandit” and “Cannonball Run”; and for that, we’ll call it even.

Burt Reynolds’ impact on the car community in the late 1970s and early 1980s had a similar impact of that of the late Paul Walker in that they both inspired a new generation of enthusiasts and left a memorable mark for their respective generations.  Be it a black and gold Trans Am, or a silver and blue Skyline GTR their identities will forever be immortalized by their favorite four wheels.

This weekend, September 29, 2018, the very last cars personally owned, titled and registered to the late Burt Reynolds will go on auction at the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction in Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas Nevada.  This is event will be a rare tribute where celebrities, family, friends and car enthusiasts alike will have the opportunity to celebrate his life and legacy left behind. 

Reynolds had planned to sell the cars before he passed and even filmed a short teaser for the auction, which he planned to attend himself.  Up for auction will be the following vehicles: 

1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am “Smokey and the Bandit” re-creation (lot 709) 
1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am “Hooper” re-creation (lot 710) 
1984 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am USFL Tampa Bay Bandits promo car (lot 711.1) 
1987 Chevrolet R30 Pickup “Cannonball Run” re-creation (lot 711) 

Each of the vehicles featured has been signed during tours and special events by Burt and other actors in his films.  While none of the vehicles were actually used in the movies, they are all registered in his name and are sure to fetch a premium from those collectors who can appreciate and honor the impact he had. 

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