The Bandit’s very own Turbo Trans Am is up for auction

Burt Reynolds made second-generation Pontiac Trans Ams famous when he piloted a 1977 model in Smokey and the Bandit. He reprised his role in Smokey and the Bandit II, but the car was recast with a 1980 model. At this weekend’s Barrett-Jackson auction stage in Palm Beach, one of Reynolds’ own Trans Ams will cross the stage. The 1980 Pontiac Trans Am is a limited-edition Indy Pace Car variant powered by the turbocharged 301-cubic-inch Pontiac V-8. It has only 1600 miles on the odometer.

Barrett-Jackson notes that Reynolds will be present on stage for the auction of his car. He’s also signing autographs and presenting two additional second-generation Trans Ams offered by Restore a Muscle Car, a 1977 special edition with only 33197 miles and a 1974 Trans Am Super Duty 455.

1980 Pontiac Trans Am Indy Pace Car rear 3/4
1980 Pontiac Trans Am Indy Pace Car Barrett-Jackson
1980 Pontiac Trans Am interior

1980 Pontiac Trans Am Indy Pace Car engine
1980 Pontiac Trans Am Indy Pace Car profile

The Trans Am Pace Car, one of only 5700 built in 1980, comes with the rooftop caution lights and the 301-cu-in turbocharged V-8 that was available only on 1980 and ’81 Trans Am models. With its draw-through 800cfm Quadrajet and single Garrett turbocharger, the first-ever factory Pontiac with forced induction was rated at 210 horsepower and 345 lb-ft of torque.

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Burt Reynolds's 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Indy Pace Car

Update: Sold for $110,000, more than double the Hagerty condition #1 (Concours) rating for the 1980 Firebird Trans Am Indy Pace Car.

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