Buy an original "Smokey and the Bandit" Trans Am!


#1

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#3

When I was a kids, the TRAAAANNNNSSSS-AAAAMMMMM!!! was the bees knees and could jump any ramp better than any car other than maybe the General Lee.


#4

Having assisted in the recovery of one of these after the owner attempted to drive it on a damp grassy hillside, NO THANK YOU. Several hundred other cars did not require assistance.


#5

Should sell it next year as a 40th birthday present mid-life crisis thing.

Personally, I think I’m more likely to buy a watch the same age as me than a car, though.


#6

Awww… I used to have a plastic model of that car which I lovingly built when I was 9. I remember the big golden firebird decal gave me a lot of trouble for some reason.

My favorite model next to my Millennium Falcon (which regrettably I smashed in a fit of rage… sigh…)


#7

Schweet.


#8

Only if it came with a hot-pants-wearing Sally Field.


#9

The General Lee was actually really bad at jumping ramps. They burned through a lot of them.

Literally, hundreds.


#10

Childhood ends when you realize all your favorite car shows would kill you if you tried it in real life.


#11

Ah, but according to pop culture, adulthood is just a passing phase, followed by more dangerous cars.


#12

Nope.

This is now, officially, the Archer Trans-Am.


#13

Shit howdy, I’ve lusted after this car longer than I’ve wanted my own X-Wing.

I have an issue of Car Craft (I think, though it may have been Hot Rod) from a year or so ago wherein John Schneider test drives a '77 Trans Am and a '69 Charger to see which one he likes best. I seem to recall they had a fan vote as well.

Anyway, I know the Dodge had buckets more power, but I’d have to go with BAN ONE every time. God, I love that car.

Bummer about the license plates, though.


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