2021 Chevy Silverado Bandit Edition Fetches $286k At Barrett-Jackson26
Last fall, a Texas-based tuning shop called Legendary Concepts debuted its customized Burt Reynolds tribute truck at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Dubbed the Chevy Silverado Bandit Edition, the pickup integrated various cosmetic features inspired by the Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am that Reynolds drove throughout the hugely popular Smokey and the Bandit movie – including a black and gold paint scheme and a large gold painted hood decal.
One of these limited-run 2021 Chevy Silverado Bandit Edition trucks fetched $286,000 during a Barrett-Jackson auction over the weekend. That’s a ton of money to plunk down on what is essentially just a modified Silverado, but who are we to judge? The lucky new owner of this performance truck could have been the world’s biggest Smokey and the Bandit fan!
While the price tag is steep, there’s no denying this is a very high-quality build. Many of the aftermarket body components are made out of forged carbon fiber, including the front splitter, rockers, rear spoiler and lower integrated rear diffuser. The hood graphic, meanwhile, has been hand-painted and incorporates Burt Reynolds’ initials along with a Seminole arrow – the latter of which serves as a nod to the actor’s college football alma mater.
Power in this Bandit Edition truck comes from a supercharged version of the factory 5.3L L84 V8 engine, which doles out 707 horsepower 641 pound-feet of torque. Other upgrades include a full MagnaFlow exhaust, a full Brembo performance brake kit and 22-inch alloy wheels wrapped in sticky Toyo Proxes ST III rubber.
The Bandit Edition Chevy Silverado that was sold at Barrett-Jackson over the weekend was the first example built by Legendary Concepts and features a build plaque indicating its early build status. Customers who want to put one of these limited-run trucks in their garage can visit www.BanditTruck.com to put their name on the waitlist. A total of 200 examples will be built.
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Good grief more plastic on this thing then a recycling plant.
If you read the article, it clearly states that the add-on aero bits are all forged carbon fiber (probably a triple twill). This is obviously not some Pep-Boys piece of junk build. Only top notch parts were used (both aesthetically and mechanically) .
If someone wants to spend >$200k on a modified truck, that is their deal. For me, I’ll stick with my Corvettes.
I’m intrigued. What exactly am I crying about, child? I said it is a nice truck.
We have some real top-notch trolls on here. LOL!
Yup that’s why I don’t get why they allow people to use fake names.
You still never answered my question. You attacked me for no reason and I’m awaiting an answer. I said it is a nicely built truck. You can also stop with liking your own comments from multiple accounts. It doesn’t help, it only makes me laugh at how desperate you are.
What a life to live: Attacking people on internet websites 24/7 and pleasuring yourself every time you make a buffoonish comment. Your life is truly meaningless, but I am cracking up.
Best of luck to you. LOL! I am here to talk about GM vehicles, not to fight with children hiding behind their parents’ laptop.
Crying about the fact that it’s mainly plastic not carbon. Sure those aero bits are carbon but the rest isn’t. Right of course it’s multiple account that are downvoting you not the fact that I think most people on here realize you are a jerk from the past comments you have made that is probably why you get downvoted. Also strange you are stressing downvotes I’ll upvote your comment to help boost your self esteem.
I truly feel sorry for you, bud. You need some real psychological help. I am in hopes that you get it. Peace.
Somehow I doubt you are a doctor.
This is when you say: “Wow, I wish I bought one!” LOL…(I didn’t even know they made them)
I don’t really care for this one…
Money never could buy taste.
Who wrote the this article, 700 hp doesn’t come easy with just a tune on a basic 277 to 420 hp stock silverado. If you know what tune I can get to increase 300 hp, please let me know.
The interior looks more outdated than my dad’s 1987 Pontiac Trans-Am…good grief.
lol… happens every year at Barrett. Money doesn’t buy taste it buys how much can I spend more than it’s worth to get on tv and look badass… look at me, I spent 250k on a 85k “truck” build. Or the guys that think they bought the rarest car in the world for a measly million dollars when it’s worth 1/8 of the cost… Boy didn’t I make a smart buy, look at me! I mean 185K for a modded 57 Chrysler Imperial, no matching numbers. (shaking head).
Actually, I’m jealous I don’t have that kind of cash to waste and get on tv with a drink in my hand and hot babes on both sides of my shoulders. Yes, Envy Someday, I’ll have to make the trip and get caught in the atmosphere, have a few drinks and get silly… lol
They are some well built cars and trucks. though. No plastic, carbon fiber materials for sure. I saw where the 5.3 making 707bhp where the 6.2 makes 650bhp. umm…
With sales tax on top of $286K this ride goes well over $300K+. Then add insurance cost and yearly privilege fee if driven on roads.
Hey Elpoki read the first sentence just below the picture of the interior. See if you can spot the word ” supercharged “
I just read it. Modified with Supercharger is right and these upgrades cost money, especially during this Brandon induced Inflation Market, even my Med Pizza Pie went up $4.00 since October 2021 ! I just saw an 87 Grand National with 8,000 miles sell for $112,000. It’s crazy in the car market, especially used performance cars. I agree, lots of money for this Silverado, but in this market it seems right.
I like the movie and the trans-am car as much as anyone, but this tribute truck is completely stupid to me. That said, to each his/her own…I hope it’s enjoyed by its new owner.
I agree. Love the original Trans Am and a fan of the Trans Am replica build shop here in Ocala, Fl. area. I watched their short reality show while it was on. Those replica’s using the Camaro body with 1000 hp go for over $100K. Out of my league.
This thing while cool looking and all cost more then my house 🏡… No thank you I just can’t see spending that kind of money on this… Or any vehicle for that matter. Obviously the person who bought this is loaded and it will probably be a garage queen hardly ever seeing the light of day.
Crazy money for these vehicles ! I agree with you.
Most all cars & trucks &Mecum& Baret.Jack went out of sight. Cars worth 50k or so were triple the Price!! When the Bubble Burst Lots of Lost Money! Homes the same way!
I like it! So much better looking than a junk pavement pounding princess Trailboss! Also, I do appreciate that they gave the 5.3L some attention and put a supercharger on it.
GM needs to address the 5.3L, Its a fantastic motor that does perform well, but it hasn’t been updated (nor has 6.2L) since 2014! Come on GM!
Not to crazy about the exterior, but I would like to know more about what they did to that 5.3. And how they did it.