Burt Reynolds' Trans Am collects $450K at auction

A black Pontiac Trans Am owned by Burt Reynolds sold for $450K at Julien’s Auctions this week. The car was given to Reynolds as a promotional vehicle for the 1977 comedy “Smokey and the Bandit.”

Reynolds sold various memorabilia of his at the Las Vegas auction, which bought in $2.5 million from Dec. 11-12.

The Trans Am was his highest-selling item of the auction, and had only been expected to sell for $60K-$80K.

"Burt Reynolds is a legend who is loved all over the world,” said Darren Julien, CEO of Julien’s Auctions. "His collection which was full of iconic pieces of career memorabilia and personal items once again proves to be a solid investment with bidders who attended the auction from every corner of the globe this week."

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