If you love Smokey and the Bandit, but prefer a small crossover to a 1977 Pontiac Firebird, then this custom 2024 Chevy Trax is for you. Taking inspiration from the classic Burt Reynolds film, this one-of-one Trax is instantly recognizable, and sure to get plenty of attention on the street. Now, it’s headed to auction.
For those readers who may not know, the 1977 Pontiac Firebird was made into an icon thanks to Reynolds’ classic film Smokey and the Bandit, in which Reynolds plays Bo “The Bandit” Darville, a daredevil driver who wheels the Firebird as a “blocker” to draw attention away from a truck carrying an illegal load of beer across state lines.
As such, this 2024 Chevy Trax is outfitted with a wealth of decals that give a hat tip to the hero car from the film. Finished in black, the decals present a classic orange/gold finish, and include the “Screaming Chicken” on the hood, plus a hood power bulge with the word “Turbo” painted on it. There’s also “Outlaw” and “Bandit” added on various body panels, while the wheels appear to be customized 17-inch units.
The cabin features an 8-inch Chevrolet infotainment system, as well as heated bucket seats and a remote start feature. Looking at the feature list and seat upholstery, the Trax Bandit is likely based on the entry-level LS upgraded with the (ZFT) LS Convenience Package, which is currently listed $22,490 for the 2024 model year.
Making the go is the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine, which is rated at 137 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 162 pound-feet of torque at 2,500 rpm. Output is routed exclusively to the front wheels through the GM six-speed automatic transmission. Under the body panels, the 2024 Chevy Trax rides on the GM VSS-F vehicle set.
According to the listing, this Bandit-style Chevy Trax has a mere 146 miles on the clock. Now, it’s set to go under the hammer as Lot F104 at the Mecum Auctions event in Las Vegas, scheduled to get underway Thursday, November 9th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The custom Trax will be offered at no reserve.