We came upon an interesting listing through eBay we couldn’t help but share, no matter how weird the seller sounds calling out for Hollywood’s help in the selling of the car.
The vehicle is a 1976 Pontiac Trans Am and comes with a price tag of $2,000,000. Yes, you read that right, $2,000,000. Why the astronomical price tag? Apparently this vehicle is the behind the scenes star of any media done for the ’76 model year for the car. The car has appeared in many different Pontiac brochures, and the seller claims this is the first 1976 anniversary model to be built, and was not made for sale to the public.
The car reads only 44,249 on the odometer, and has the dashboard signed by Burt Reynolds himself, but if you’re not a die-hard fan of the movie, the price seems much too high for a serious buyer in the vehicle, no matter how well kept this car is. Power comes from a 455 cubic-inch V8, and a four-speed Hurst shifter kit sends the power to the rear wheels.
Let’s not forget the actual Smokey and The Bandit Trans Am only sold for $480,000. We just don’t see this car reaching $2 million even though it has a storied history and documentation to back it up.
Here’s where it gets weirder: the seller is calling on Jay Leno to purchase the vehicle himself to allow twenty percent of the proceeds to go to Burt Reynolds himself. All of this sounds great, but ultimately, the car just isn’t significant enough to justify that price.
But what to we know, Jay Leno could scoop the car up tomorrow and we wouldn’t be all that surprised. You can check out the listing here, and if you’re so compelled, place a bid.