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Re: Could this be true?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2007, 10:37:13 AM »
If it were me selling the car, I would show the proof of it being in the movie.
He doesn't seem to have any proof at all.
On the whole, it is a 1 of 12 cars.
That should be worth something.

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Re: Could this be true?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2007, 02:06:12 PM »
If it were me selling the car, I would show the proof of it being in the movie.
He doesn't seem to have any proof at all.
On the whole, it is a 1 of 12 cars.
That should be worth something.

George  8)

Except it's not. The 12 cars are hard tops. He has 1 of 463 with t-tops.

"slckwilly" doesn't have one fact straight. Looking at the few pictures he's got and the silver wheels and missing stripes I'm starting to wonder if it's even an SE.
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Re: Could this be true?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2007, 06:57:55 PM »
and it has a turbo hood the 305 cars had a shaker hood
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Re: Could this be true?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2007, 08:26:09 PM »
You know Larry,
I was going from memory on the 305 engines for the SE cars.
I checked, and you are right.
Sorry about that.
I had to go out in the garage to check. ::)

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Re: Could this be true?
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2007, 09:55:03 PM »
Yep, another scam artist on Ebay trying to beat some poor sucker out of his/her hard earned money.
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Re: Could this be true?
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2007, 01:04:41 AM »
You know Larry,
I was going from memory on the 305 engines for the SE cars.
I checked, and you are right.
Sorry about that.
I had to go out in the garage to check. ::)

George  8)

My memory is far to bad (killed too many brain cells as a teen) to remember either. I've just gotten in the habit of checking the production numbers whenever I see someone make a statement like he did.
Larry


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Re: Could this be true?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2007, 01:52:57 AM »
yea i rember a man that lived around me and he did have an orginal 77 smokey and the bandit car and he had all the docs and that went with it but he started buying up all the 77-78 tas he could get and made copys of the docs and passed the phoneys off as the real things so i dont know what to say about it
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Re: Could this be true?
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2007, 06:58:20 PM »
I haven't watch those smokey and the bandit movies...it was when Burt was on the downside of his career.  And, Jackie Gleason did the movie for the money.  He was a great spender with the philosophy that money was to have fun with.  Anyway, was a turbo hood car in that particular movie?  And, why would a southern california company buy cars from a Burlingame Pontiac dealer?  That's a distance of around 450 miles.

Also, to be sold and delivered in California, it had to be a 50 state car.  Is this a 50 state car?
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Re: Could this be true?
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2007, 11:22:59 PM »
Yeah, it was a turbo hood car in S&B II.
Also, as mentioned on TAC, why a CA car when most of the filming was done in Florida??

Slick willy ain't that slick :D :D
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Re: Could this be true?
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2007, 12:14:57 AM »
Lets also take a look at some of the obvious as well.....

His sail panel bird is a turbo bird....



Smokey and the Bandit II Sail Panel bird..... regular bird......



His tail lights and gas door has the bird on it......



Smokey and the Bandit II tail lights and gas door..... no bird......



I could also go on about stripes and everything else, but you get the idea...
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Re: Could this be true?
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2007, 12:18:30 AM »
The old saying still goes: " If it sounds to good to be true, it is! "
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Re: Could this be true?
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2007, 12:22:33 AM »
I posted these questions for him:

Ok, I can understand about the rims being polished and maybe the change of the engine.... but what about all of the other difference between your car and the car from the movie, like your lack of CB ant. on the trunk, the wrong stripes on the car, the wrong sail panel birds on the car, the wrong tail lights on the car..... I can go on about all of the things wrong with some statements you are making, but what is your reasoning about all of these differences??  Can you explain them?  Also, where is the proof of the title of the car?  Where is the documentation?  I see nothing at all.

Lets see what he responds.
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Re: Could this be true?
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2007, 12:51:22 AM »
I posted these questions for him:

Ok, I can understand about the rims being polished and maybe the change of the engine.... but what about all of the other difference between your car and the car from the movie, like your lack of CB ant. on the trunk, the wrong stripes on the car, the wrong sail panel birds on the car, the wrong tail lights on the car..... I can go on about all of the things wrong with some statements you are making, but what is your reasoning about all of these differences??  Can you explain them?  Also, where is the proof of the title of the car?  Where is the documentation?  I see nothing at all.

Lets see what he responds.

Ha! You beat me to it.
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Re: Could this be true?
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2007, 09:37:02 AM »
Here was his response:

are you looking at smokey and the bandit TWO? i actualy have
the cb  and just like all cb's it had a magnet bottom on it and
comes right off, you cn still see in the t-top seal where the wire
was ran thru, i drove this car for a bit and didnt want a cb ant
coming off it.. THIS IS ONE OF THE CARS USED (THERE WAS
ABOUT 6 TO MY UNDERSTANDING) read the apprasial i
left a picture of! i also have a copy of orginal sales reciept with same

vin number.. dont know why so many people doubt this... look
at the apprasial and vin number... im not lying and have no
reason too, thanks for looking. i have 68 people  already
watching this so good luck


Here is my response back to him:

Yes, I am thinking of Smokey and the Bandit TWO, Smokey and the Bandit ONE had a 1977 Trans Am and Smokey and the Bandit THREE has a 1984 Trans Am, so number TWO is the only one that had a Trans Am CLOSE to what you are selling.  The CB ant in the movie was mounted on the trunk with the wire drilled trhough the trunk lid and not and the roof with the wire running through the t-tops like you claim.  What about all of the other differences I asked about?  Tail Lights? Stripes? Sail Panel Bird?  How can you explain those?  So, the question is, did YOU watch Smokey and the Bandit TWO? I have photos for proof if you want to see them of why your car COULD NOT have been used in the movie.  68 people watching so good luck to me? What you actually think I am going to bid on this car? Sorry, I do not like to buy things from people who mislead you into purchasing something it is not.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2007, 09:56:52 AM by Hitman »
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