So Honda wants you to get all nostalgic and buy a lame-ass CR-V, but you know better. You want something iconic, with a V8, and a gold screaming chicken on the hood. You want something that will go with your awesome mustache. You want the 1977 Trans Am "Bandit" that was owned by Mr. Burt Reynolds himself.

This 1977 PONTIAC TRANS AM COUPE - Y82 SPECIAL EDITION is listed on JuliensLive.com, an auction house that specializes in Hollywood memorabilia, with a current bid of $70,000.

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"; it's a piece of "Hollywood History". This is an amazing opportunity to own what just might be the coolest car EVER!

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Julien's guarantees the authenticity of this Pontiac and even has a copy of the title complete with Burt Reynold's signature.

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So what if this relic is malaise-tacluar and has less horsepower than that lame-ass CRV. Which car would you rather power-slide on dirt roads or jump strategically placed ramps with? And who the hell wants standard Bluetooth when you can have a CB radio?

That is how you drive with style...

(H/T to PatBateman)

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