Like many Americans, Burt Reynolds has been facing financial trouble, and like a much more macho version of your uncle Marty heading to the pawn shop, he's selling off a few of his valuable possessions.
"I've collected so many things that I truly adore, but, at this stage of my life, I find it very difficult to manage them all," he said in a statement released by Julien's Auctions.
And yes, that means that among the cowboy boots, books signed by celebrity friends, and high school football trophies going on the block December 11th, there will be the holy grail of Burt Reynolds memorabilia - Bandit herself.
From the listing description:
This is Mr. Reynolds' 1977 Trans Am Coupe (T-Top) which was used as a promotional vehicle for the movie and gifted to Burt for his collection. She features a 400 cid Pontiac V-8 engine with just over 12,000 miles, a 4-barrel carburetor and an automatic transmission. With a gold plaque on the driver door stating "1977 Pontiac Trans Am Owned By Burt Reynolds" and a customized "Bandit" logo, this is no ordinary automobile.
The starting bid is $30k, and the estimated selling price is $60 - $80,000. For that money, you could have a modestly equipped Toyota Land Cruiser, or you could do better than even Archer himself and live out your Bo Darville fantasies in the real thing.
No word on whether a CarMax warranty is available.