The Trans Am is Back and Better Than Ever

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Few cars in American history are as iconic as the Trans Am featured in 1977’s Smokey and the Bandit, starring Burt Reynolds, who helped make the car a cultural phenomenon throughout the late 70s and 80s. While Pontiac doesn’t make it anymore, custom-car company Trans Am Depot has revived the legendary muscle car, with the approval of Reynolds.

The new Trans Am SE Bandit Edition is a slick update of the model used in the film. Trans Am Depot debuted their creation last Friday at the New York International Auto Show. It has all the trappings of the original, including the T-top, shaker hood, white-letter tires and those large front seats, which Reynolds says are good for “romance.” 😉 . Plus, Reynolds signs each car with a gold marker.

I could tell you all about the features of this beautiful car, but I think the Bandit is the better man for the job. In the video below, Reynolds introduces the car and shares some quips about his bad-boy days promoting the Trans Am in the 70’s.

If you’re frothing at the mouth and want to buy one, I’ve got some bad news — they only made 77 models. If you’re interested in a custom build, check out the company’s website.

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The Trans Am is Back and Better Than Ever