Bo Darville may need to take a detour from Georiga to Kansas.

A hoard of 20 classic Pontiac Trans Am sports cars stored in a couple of barns has been uncovered and is up for auction today, June 12.

(VanDerBrink Auctions)

The 1970s models were collected by Bernie Larson, a Kansas City-area U.S. Navy veteran and 30-year Post Office employee who passed away last year.

Burt Reynolds played the Trans Am-driving Bo "The Bandit" Darville in the "Smokey and The Bandit" films. (Julien's Auctions)

Larson's obituary said he "was a life-long golfer and fan of Royals baseball. He was known for his interest in Pontiac muscle cars and was a huge animal lover, especially his feline family members. His interests also included a love of history, mainly regarding ancient Egypt and WW II, and general mischief."

The 1974 Trans Am Super Duty has a 455 cubic-inch V8 and 4-speed manual transmission. (VanDerBrink Auctions)

Among the collection that is being offered through VanDerBrink Auctions are a 1974 Trans Am Super Duty and two 1979 10th Anniversary models.

The 10th Anniversary Trans Am features the classic "Screaming Chicken" logo. (VanDerBrink Auctions)

Most of the vehicles are all-original or close to it, but either need some work or are all-out project cars.


A collection of parts is also being sold, but only in person in Tonganoxie, Kans., while online bids are also being accepted on the cars.