And true fan of Smokey and the Bandit knows two things: First, the movie immortalized the 1977/78 Pontiac Trans Am. Second, the car in the movie is actually a 1976, but was made to look like the impending 1977/78 model.
Nicknamed the ‘Green Bandit’, presumably after said movie character, this particular Trans Am has been slathered in eye-popping bright green paint and, like any good Trans Am worth its salt, proudly bears the screaming chicken on the hood.
However, this particular listing remains extremely light on hard facts and we’d be lying if we told you we knew what’s under the hood. Judging by the single under-hood shoot it appears the stock powerplant–which could have been one of seven engines ranging from a 231ci V6 to the infamous 400ci T/A V8–has been ditched for a more modern V8, but again, that’s just based on appearance alone.
The car appears to be the latter T/A model but, again, we are privy to just a handful of the mods and its clear this car has been treated to a lot more than what’s listed.
You also get a custom brown leather interior with green piping, a green shift knob, a Grant steering wheel as well as a couple of other extras, like:
– Vintage Air
– Custom sound system
– Custom Speedhut LED gauges
– Dynamat and Hushmat throughout
– LED headlights and tail lights
– Sequential turn signals
– Build book, receipts and photos
Grab your cowboy hat and head over to Mecum Indy 2015 in Indianapolis from May 12-16 if this mysterious second-gen ’77/78 Trans Am is to your liking. And bring your credit card because, like the rest of the car, the price is a mystery, too.
Hit tip to our intrepid readers for pointing out Mecum’s and our mistake: It appears that this isn’t a 1980 (or even a 1976) Trans Am as the listing notes, but a 1977/78 model. Unless, like the car in the movie, it was made to look like a different model…