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BANDIT-STYLE TRANS AM TO BE AUCTIONED

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Burt Reynolds with one of his cars to go up for auction.

(FoxNews) – The man with what seems to be an endless store of Pontiac Firebird
Trans Ams modeled like the one in the 1977 hit movie “Smokey and the Bandit,”
Burt Reynolds, the Bandit himself, will be present for the auction of a 1978
example at the upcoming Barrett Jackson event in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This will be Reynolds’ fourth Bandit-style Trans Am going under the hammer in
recent years. The phenomenon kicked off in 2014 when an original “Smokey
and the Bandit” promo car sold for $450,000. It was followed a year later by
the sale of a “tribute” car owned by Reynolds for only a year for $170,000 and
finally in 2016 the actor brought out another movie promo car that ended up
fetching $550,000.

 

 

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1977  (Burt will be 81 February 11)

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SINGERS FIRST CAR TO BE AUCTIONED OFF

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(Asbury Park Press) – The first car owned by Bruce Springsteen (above) is up for
auction on eBay and the price is rocketing.

As of Wednesday, the bidding has roared through the $100,000 dollar mark for
the ’57 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible.

The purchase will include the original vehicle registration, a temporary insurance
card, the Allstate insurance card issued in Springsteen’s name and address and
an 80 page book, “Out in the Street: Bruce Springsteen’s 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible.”

The car was put up for  auction by Springsteen historian Michael Crain and
was featured at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York City from 
2008 to 2010 and it was also at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

 

 

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Bruce Springsteen driving his ’57 Chevy Bel Air convertible.

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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen turned 67 in September.


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SALES OF NEW CAR BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1927

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The Ford Model A was the second huge success for the Ford Motor Company,
after its predecessor, the Model T. It was first produced on October 20, 1927,
but didn’t go on sale until December 2. This new Model A was available in four
standard colors. By February 4, 1929, one million Model As had been sold,
and by July 24, two million.

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From left: Car manufacture Henry ford with his son edsel.

 

 

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REVIEWING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is 54 years young today.

Jodie Foster graduated from Yale’s prestigious theater program
magna cum laude in 1985 and received an honorary Doctor of
Fine Arts degree from Yale in 1997.

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PONTIAC FOR 1948 ~ YOU CAN’T BEAT IT!

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