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Six Iconic Cars That Put Burt Reynolds in the Driver’s Seat to Hollywood Success

The late star left his tire treads all over American pop culture.

During the mid-1970s, Burt Reynolds was just about the hottest thing going on two legs.

One of the biggest reasons for that, besides the mustache and the machismo, was because Reynolds was nearly always behind the wheel of the hottest thing on four wheels.

In addition to being a Hollywood star, the Emmy-winning actor, who died Thursday morning at age 82, was “one of the great drivers in American popular culture,” according to The New York Times.

But, he wouldn’t have earned that title without a car to take him there.

Here’s a look back at six star vehicles that put Reynolds in the driver’s seat to success in Tinsel Town.

Year: 1974
Film: The Longest Yard
Car: Citroën SM


Year:
1977
Film: Smokey and the Bandit
Car: Pontiac Firebird Trans Am


Year: 
1973
Film: White Lightning
Car: Ford Custom 500


Year: 
1978
Film: Hooper
Car: GMC K10 Stepside


Year: 
1983
Film: Stroker Ace
Car: Ford Thunderbird 


Year: 
1978
Film: Hopper
Car: Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

BONUS

Year: 1981
Film: The Cannonball Run
Car: Dodge Sportsman B-200

A screenshot from “The Cannonball Run.” (Golden Harvest Company)

Year: 1981
Film: The Cannonball Run
Car: Porsche 935 Turbo

A screenshot from “The Cannonball Run.” (Golden Harvest Company)