Burt Reynolds is apparently broke, and in an effort to remain solvent, he’s selling his entire past, including the 1978 Pontiac Trans Am that made him, black Trans Ams and trucker hats a household name.
Smokey and the Bandit, as we may have mentioned here once before, is the greatest film of all time.
But Ol’ Burt on the five mile, 10% down grade of life (Truckers Use Lower Gear). He’s 78, and his days of being the number one box office draw are at a close.
Gigs like the narrator at the 2012 Hero Dog Awards aren’t bringing in the kind of jingle that blockbusters like The Cannonball Run, Hooper, and the Smokey and the Bandit franchise used to in the 1970s, so Burt’s auctioning off a bunch of his old stuff. It’s your chance to own some real choice memorabilia, like the script from the movie Gator:
It’s also a chance to bid on junk that would look weird even in a TGIFridays, like the canoe from Deliverance (WORST CAMPING TRIP EVER), or a painting with monkeys on it that I swear was hanging over the bed of the last Motel 6 I stayed in.
Julien’s Auctions is running the sale December 11 and 12 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can also register and bid online. Some of the top items for car nerds include:
This appeared in both Smokey and the Bandit and the fairly dreadful Smokey and the Bandit II, and held Burt’s skin-tight Wranglers up with aplomb.
Western Shirt from Smokey & the Bandit II
This is the shirt that made Burt Reynolds a caricature. It’s a required item for any Turd Ferguson Halloween costume.
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
This, of course, is the item everyone’s going for. I mean, if you have the scratch, how could you not buy the Bandit’s T/A?
Me, I’m either going to opt for the Clyde Torkel Racing Stroker Ace Jacket/belt buckle/belt combo at an estimated $400 to 600…
Or the awesome Burt Reynolds desk sign at $50 to $100. Maybe I’ll just have one made at Staples for $8.