It was actually used to promote "Smokey and the Bandit."
Some are claiming he’s in a tough financial shape. Whatever the case, Burt Reynolds recently put his mint condition 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am up for auction in Las Vegas. The final bid came in at $480,000 for the black T-top Firebird, complete with gold rims and trim. Made famous by the film starring Reynolds himself, "Smokey and the Bandit," this particular Firebird was used for promotional purposes at the time of the movie’s release. Reynolds ended up being its owner until just a few days ago.
What’s more, many other Reynolds mementos were auctioned off, including western-themed art, shirts, chaps, saddles, and even a Bandit-themed golf car that sold for $13,750. Heck, Reynolds even sold his 1997 Dodge Ram pickup with a picture of him as the Bandit painted on the hood. That sold for $17,500. Not convinced Reynolds is in need of some quick cash? Also sold was a motorized stagecoach built for Reynolds’s wedding to Loni Anderson. It was based on an International Harvester and sold for $34,375. Apparently, 78-year-old Reynolds has a longstanding foreclosure fight going on for his 12,500 square-foot Florida mansion. Hopefully the sale of these items will help out with that.