Pickup truck prices continues, particularly customized, limited editions, and especially made as an homage to actor Burt Reynolds.
One extravagant example, a 2021 Chevy Silverado Bandit Edition, sold recently at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas for $286,000.
The customized truck has various integrates cosmetic features included as inspirations by the Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am that Reynolds drove throughout the hugely popular Smokey and the Bandit movie series.
Painted black and gold, the modified Silverado also feature a large gold painted hood decal.
About 200 of the bespoke vehicles have been built. Some components are made from forged carbon fiber, including the front splitter, rockers, rear spoiler and lower integrated rear diffuser.
The hood graphic is hand-painted and incorporates Reynolds’ initials along with a Seminole arrow. The latter of is a nod to the actor’s college football alma mater.
The high-performance, supercharged version struck has factory 5.3L L84 V8 engine with 707 horsepower 641 pound-feet of torque. The truck has full MagnaFlow exhaust, a full Brembo performance brake kit and 22-inch alloy wheels wrapped in sticky Toyo Proxes ST III rubber.
The sold Bandit Edition Chevy Silverado was the first example built by Legendary Concepts and features a build plaque indicating its early build status.
A waiting list for further editions of the customized truck is available on the website www.bandittruck.com.
Article Last Updated: February 20, 2022.
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