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'Smokey' Trans Am: Car From Burt Reynolds Movie Auctions for $450K

By    |   Monday, 15 Dec 2014 07:12 PM

The 1977 Pontiac Trans Am owned by Burt Reynolds and part of the iconic “Smokey and the Bandit” movie sold for $450,000 at auction last week.

The auction also featured other items from Reynolds’ career, such as the jacket he wore in “Smokey,” which pulled in $34,000, and his Top Box Office Star of the Year award, which sold for $5,312.

"Burt Reynolds is a legend who is loved all over the world. 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," a spokesperson for Julien Auctions told WENN.

Reynolds’ Golden Globe and Emmy awards also sold, for $21,250 and $28,125, WENN said.

USA Today said the Trans Am sale price was a "pretty penny" considering it was not a car actually used in the film, but was a promotional vehicle.

The car was only expected to bring $60,000 to $80,000, USA Today said.

"I've collected so many things that I truly adore but at this stage of my life I find it very difficult to manage them all," Reynolds said in an auction statement.

Initial rumors said Reynolds was auctioning the items to help with finances.

Calling Reynolds a “box office king and sex symbol in the 1970s and 80s,” the New York Daily News said bad investments and a divorce from Loni Anderson forced him into bankruptcy in 1996. The bankruptcy case closed in 2007, and in 2011 a foreclosure action was filed against his Florida home. He’s been trying to sell the property for $8 million since 2009.

Grantland reported from the auction, pointing out lesser-known but unique items like Reynolds’ old Rolodex, open to Elizabeth Taylor’s name, that were for sale. 

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The 1977 Pontiac Trans Am owned by Burt Reynolds and part of the iconic "Smokey and the Bandit" movie sold for $450,000 at auction last week.
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