How much is a 1977 Trans Am worth now?
“In the current market, a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am Special Edition — similar to what Burt Reynolds drove in the film — is worth $76,000.
Was the 1977 Trans Am fast?
Pontiac also did this with the 455 Super Duty from the Firebird and the Ram Air 400 from the GTO. In their April 1977 issue, Car and Driver flogged the W72 Trans Am and got a 0 to 60 time of 9.3 seconds and ran the quarter mile in 16.9 seconds running 82 miles per hour. By today’s standards, that’s pretty slow.
How much horsepower does a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am have?
This small modification was made to remind viewers of Trans Am models from 1969, which had in excess of 300 horsepower. Although 1977 models also featured 6.6-liter engines, they were rated at only 200 horses.
Did Burt Reynolds drive the car in Smokey and the Bandit?
Even though the storyline had bandit as a notorious truck driver, Burt Reynolds character never sits in the cab of any truck during the ‘bet’. He ‘drives’ up to Snowman’s house in the early scenes of the film.
What engine came in a 1977 Firebird?
ENGINES The base Firebird engine was a new 231-cu.in. Buick V-6, but the Formula came standard with a Pontiac 301 V-8 (soon replaced by a Chevy 305) and offered a 49-state Pontiac 350 or the alternate California/high-altitude Olds 350.
Was the Smokey and the Bandit car fast?
Unlike many iconic muscle cars that we’ve all come to know and love, the Trans Am was not that fast. However, the Trans Am was about more than just speed.
Who owns the Smokey and the Bandit truck?
Seems trucker Neil Ashworth of Huddersfield, England, is now the owner of a 1985 Kenworth W900B he purchased from another U.K.-based owner. After researching the vehicle’s history here in the U.S., he realized the truck had in fact been part of the Burt Reynolds co-owned Skoal Bandit NASCAR team back in the late 1980s.