If you think you’ve seen this car, you have. It’s Year One’s “Bandit” version of the 1978 Pontiac Trans Am and it’s been in virtually every hot-rodding magazine and featured on every Web site. It plays on familiar iconography, grabbing its looks from Smokey and the Bandit.
Officially it’s the Burt Reynolds Edition Trans Am built by Year One, the restoration parts company based in Georgia. And officially it’s one of a limited production run that could be up to 50 cars — if, that is, there are 50 people willing to pay for a ripped version of the ’78 Trans Am. Year One has supplied parts for The Fast and The Furious series since the second installment, so it’s no surprise to see that relationship continue into the fourth film.
Strip / Metal Fab
Body / Paint
Want to see the entire process from when it arrived all the way to completion?
For every photograph we’ve taken of the restoration, click on the photo below.
Click on the link “View with Pic Lens” to view the process with an interactive slideshow.