Lot 673a: 'Smokey and the Bandit' 1977 Pontiac Trans Am Coupe
We played with a lot of Matchbox cars, my neighbor Scott and I, and often the storyline involved picking up girls at a local club and then going on the run from the cops in this black Trans Am, which is essentially the entire plot of Smokey and the Bandit.
This was Burt at the absolute peak of cool, mustachioed and booted and gifted with that perpetual look of bemusement. ("What I can do, that very few of my contemporaries can do," he once said, "is have fun with a character.") It was unique to Burt, a face no other movie star will ever replicate, an expression that said, I know this is ridiculous, but I'm in a Trans Am with Sally Field, so I don't care.