It’s also been signed by the late Burt Reynolds.
Gearheads will remember the late Burt Reynolds for driving the black and gold Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in Smokey and the Bandit. To capitalize on the movie car’s popularity, Trans Am Depot created a special edition Chevrolet Camaro SS a few years ago with visual touches mimicking the Bandit’s iconic Trans Am. It was even endorsed by Reynolds himself.
Only 77 were made as a reference to the year the first Smokey and the Bandit movie was released, and now one of them is looking for a new owner. Listed for sale on eBay is the 74th example, which has been signed by Reynolds.
The listing claims this is one of "the most powerful street machines ever made.” With 840 hp under the hood, this isn’t hard to believe. The extra horsepower comes courtesy of a supercharged 7.4-liter V8 mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
Other modifications include a custom black leather interior, removable T-Tops, a screaming chicken on the hood, a big shaker scoop, Trans Am-inspired front and rear fascias, and handling and braking upgrade packages. Burt Reynolds' signature can be found on the dashboard. Air conditioning, cruise control and power seats all come as standard. It also only has 2,648 miles on the clock, so it’s barely been driven since it was made in 2015.
Trans Am Worldwide isn’t building any more examples, so you’re only going to find them on the used market. Originally, the Camaro Trans Am Bandit Edition would have set you back around $115,000 including the cost of the donor car, but the seller is asking for $200,000 to take this one home. That seems like a lot of money for a Chevy Camaro dressed like a Trans Am.