Hollywood History: Burt Reynolds Cars at Auction September 29 at Mandalay Bay Resort Las Vegas
As we all continue to mourn the loss of legendary movie star, Burt Reynolds, one of the items he was more often paired with – iconic cars – are now a moment you can hold on to forever
The very last vehicle personally owned, titled and registered to Burt Reynolds will go on auction next Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, hosted by Barrett Jackson at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. The Reynolds vehicle auction will be the cap to a three-day Barrett Jackson event.
Reynolds and his cars will celebrate his life and legacy from celebrities, friends and family members on the auction stage. Collectors, fans and automotive enthusiasts will have an amazing opportunity to bid on these one-of-a-kind pieces of Burt Reynolds memorabilia straight from Reynolds’ “Bandit Movie Cars” personal collection.
Up for auction will be:
- 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am “Smokey and the Bandit” re-creation (lot 709)
- 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am “Hooper” re-creation (lot 710)
- 1984 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am USFL Tampa Bay Bandits promo car (lot 711.1)
- 1987 Chevrolet R30 Pickup “Cannonball Run” re-creation (lot 711)
While these cars are titled and registered in Burt Reynolds name, they have been signed during tours and special events by Reynolds and other actors in his films.
Bandit Movie Cars worked extensively with Restore a Muscle Car to ensure that the re-creations meet the level of restoration and value expected by collectors and enthusiasts. “They’re history pieces of time from the ’70s, and we want to keep them that way,” said Reynolds’ friend and businesspartner Gene Kennedy of Bandit Movie Cars.
“We were saddened to learn of the passing of our friend Burt Reynolds. We’ll cherish the memories we’ve had with him at our auctions,” said Barrett-Jackson Chairman & CEO Craig Jackson. “He planned to attend our Las Vegas event for the sale of his personal vehicles. We are very honored to continue his legacy by making them available and sharing the moment with his great fans.”
Bidders can attend the auction in person, online or by phone. For bidding details:
The auction will also be televised live on Velocity and the Discovery Channel: https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Schedule/LasVegas-2018/0b7812a0-2153-4826-a107-955d082ed4c5
For information on Barrett Jackson and its events, visit: https://www.barrett-jackson.com