The Bandit was black with gold trim, as all people is aware of, within the journey comedy Smokey and the Bandit starring Burt Reynolds within the function that cemented celeb fame for him and the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.
Seeing an ideal factor occurring, Pontiac was fast to subject a Bandit Version of its swoopy Trans Am, with as a lot efficiency because it may muster in that tough time.
The Choose of the Day is a 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Bandit Edition, primarily much like the film automobile aside from one apparent distinction. This one is yellow. Not fairly lemon yellow or taxicab yellow, extra of a pale primrose. But the Trans Am nonetheless manages to look mucho macho.
“The Yellow paint colour is exceptionally uncommon and ready for the proper individual to understand it because it was solely produced for 45 days on account of its unpopularity as black was in demand,” based on the O’Fallon, Illinois, supplier promoting the Bandit on ClassicCars.com.
The Trans Am is described as an unique matching-numbers automobile pushed simply 30,502 miles, with a not too long ago rebuilt computerized transmission. Whereas the V8 engine measures a brawny 6.6 liters, the output is just below 200 horsepower, though with greater than 300 pound-feet of torque emanating from all that rotating mass.
The Trans Am seems to be very presentable within the photographs with the advert, with the golden screaming eagle emblazoned on its shaker hood and all of the spoilers, scoops, emblems and gold snowflake alloy wheels that go together with the package deal. Nothing delicate right here, however extremely emblematic of the period.
“The outside is in excellent driver-quality situation so that you can go have enjoyable in,” the vendor says.
The Trans Am comes absolutely geared up with air-con, energy choices and an AM/FM audio system, presumably unique. The vendor describes the inside as “black vinyl,” however from the photographs, it’s clearly tan with velour seat surfaces. The game steering wheel is black, although, and appears very cool.
The asking value of $32,000 appears truthful contemplating the automobile’s
low mileage, originality and situation.
Maybe not all people’s imaginative and prescient of a Bandit Trans Am, however totally different
sufficient to be completely cool by itself deserves.
To view this itemizing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.