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Barrett-Jackson Phoenix Auction to Feature Burt Reynolds-Owned Trans Am, Rare Exotic Vehicles

Burt Reynolds' 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SE. Burt Reynolds' 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SE. Barrett-Jackson


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Barrett-Jackson, the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is gearing up for its premier Scottsdale Auction with an unparalleled docket of rare supercars, exotic vehicles and celebrity-owned vehicles that will cross the block at No Reserve during the auction company’s 50th anniversary celebration at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Jan. 22-30.

Among the coveted vehicles is the world’s first hybrid supercar, a 2014 McLaren P1; a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, one of only 918 produced worldwide; and a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SE, made popular in the iconic movie “Smokey and the Bandit,” the only one owned by the late Hollywood legend and star of the movie, Burt Reynolds.


McLaren P1 web

2014 McLaren P1


The 2014 McLaren P1 is the world’s first hybrid supercar and is one of only 375 built worldwide. Commissioned to meet USA EPA and DOT requirements, the P1 is chassis 24 of 375 and is finished in McLaren Formula 1 racing team’s “Racing Chrome.” It has an impressive 903 bhp with 727 bhp from the 3.8-liter Twin-Turbo V8 and 176 bhp from the electric engine, and is capable of 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds, with a top speed of 217 mph.


Porsche 918

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder


Engineered to compete against the McLaren P1, the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is powered by a naturally aspirated V8 engine derived from the RS Spyder LMP2 racecar and paired with Porsche’s 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. The V8 works in concert with two electric motors located on both the front and rear axles. 


Reynold’s 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SE is a Starlight Black-and-Gold 1977 Trans Am Special Edition and was a promotional vehicle gifted to Reynolds for his pivotal role in the car’s massive success. Well-equipped, it is optioned with air conditioning, a 180hp V8 engine, M40 automatic transmission and twin-hatch T-roof.


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