Collector Cars With Celebrity Provenance To Star In Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction

Lot #1421 Burt Reynolds’ 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SE. Photo: Barrett-Jackson

Several Hollywood celebrity-owned vehicles will cross the block during Barrett-Jackson’s 50th anniversary auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, January 22-30.

Among the highlights? A Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SE made popular in the iconic movie “Smokey and the Bandit,” this  (Lot #1421) the only one owned by the late Hollywood legend and star of the movie, Burt Reynolds.

“A vehicle that once belonged to a high-profile celebrity or starred in a hit movie is incredibly enticing for collectors,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Nothing could be truer of the only 1977 Trans Am owned by Burt Reynolds. The muscle car is an extension of his movie character and became a part of his identity as an actor.”

This ’77 Firebird Trans Am is a black and gold Special Edition that was a promotional vehicle gifted to Reynolds for his pivotal role in the car’s massive success. Well-equipped, it is optioned with air conditioning, a 180hp V8 engine, M40 automatic transmission and twin-hatch T-roof.

Also to be auctioned:

Lot #1338 David Spades 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Custom Coupe. Photo: Barrett-Jackson
  • A 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Custom Coupe professionally built by Velocity Restorations and is offered from the personal collection of actor and comedian, David Spade.
Lot #1366 Rusty Wallace’s 1966 Chevrolet Nova SS Custom Coupe. Photo: Barrett-Jackson
  • A 1966 Chevrolet Nova SS designed and owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace, professionally built by Ambition Road.
  • A 1968 Chevrolet Corvette 427 convertible owned by NASA astronaut Alan Shepard, who made history as the first American in outer space.
  • Three vehicles crossing the block from the iconic “Fast and Furious” movie franchise as part of the “Fast Saga” Movie Car Collection: a 1956 Chevrolet Fleetline and 1956 Ford Fairlane featured in the opening scene of the eighth movie; and a 1987 Buick Regal Grand National — one of two remaining movie cars after production and were driven by actor Vin Diesel in the fourth film. (Classified as “The Wheelie Car” by the movie production team, it was fitted with a full roll cage and pulley system designed so it could pop a back wheelie when an 18-wheeler hit it in the scene.)
  • A 1999 Shelby Series 1 owned by Danny “The Count” Koker of Count’s Kustoms and The History Channel TV series “Counting Cars.”
  • A  1932 Ford Custom Coupe owned and restored by rockabilly artist Brian Setzer of Stray Cats.

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