Burt Reynolds will forever be synonymous with the Pontiac Trans Am. The Trans Am itself holds a special place in the hearts of many not only as a pony car icon, but as a star of Smokey and the Bandit.
It only makes sense that Reynolds himself will drive his 1978 Pontiac Trans Am onto the stage at this year’s Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to Motor Authority.
This latest Reynolds-associated Trans Am is not linked directly to the film, but it’s still ripe for high bids. It has been restored by Restore a Muscle Car of Lincoln, Nebraska and is powered by a Butler Performance V8 engine. Displacement sits at 8.2-liters and the engine pumps out over 600 hp. 18-inch snowflake wheels, a shaker hood and a custom leather interior are also present and accounted for.
And, of course, Reynolds’ signature has been placed throughout the car.
The 1978 Trans Am will cross the block between today and January 22, 2017.