Shannons are giving you the chance to live out your ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ fantasies with their latest competition, where you could win a genuine Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.
Also included in the prize pack is a new Indian Chief Dark Horse motorcycle, as well as 12 months insurance and roadside cover for both the car and the bike.
The Firebird Trans Am on offer is a 1977 model that’s been sympathetically restored and features all the signature Special Edition Trans Am details made famous by the ‘Bandit,’ like the black and gold paint scheme, gold snowflake wheels and ‘Screaming Chicken’ bonnet decal, but doesn’t have the ‘Hurst Hatch’ T-top that was optional on Firebird Trans Ams that year.
Under the bonnet, the restored car runs an authentic 6.6-litre (400ci) naturally aspirated V8 with shaker bonnet scoop, which is matched to a Turbo Hydra Matic auto transmission.
Only 15,567 Special Edition Trans Ams were built for 1977, but thanks to Smokey and the Bandit, Trans Am popularity exploded. Still highly sought after today, Special Edition Trans Ams from ’77 have been selling for around US$100,000 at auction, while in 2016, a Trans Am used as a promotional car for Smokey and the Bandit sold at auction for US$550,000.
Complementing the Trans Am is a new Indian Chief Dark Horse motorcycle, valued at $25,995 and powered by the Thunderstroke 116 (1890cc) v-twin engine that produces 171Nm.
Finished in Black Smoke paint with blackout engine detailing, the Chief Dark Horse also features a six-speed transmission, 300mm disc brakes with ABS, three riding modes, cruise control, keyless ignition and a 4-inch fully digital touchscreen instrument display
Up to 12 months’ Shannons Comprehensive Car and Bike Insurance is included for both the Firebird Trans Am and Chief Dark Horse, as well as 12 months’ Shannons Roadside Assist.
If the competition winner is a Shannons Club member, they’ll also receive $5,000 cash.
In total, the prize pack is valued at up to $110,000.
To enter the competition, call Shannons on 13 46 46 or go to www.shannons.com.au/transam and get a quote on your car, bike or home & contents insurance. Every eligible quote gets you one entry in the draw. Take out a new Motor Policy on your car or bike and you get five entries. If you take out a new Home & Contents policy or have an existing Home & Contents policy, you get ten entries in the draw.
The Shannons Trans Am and Indian competition closes on 10 December, 2021, and terms and conditions do apply. Go to: www.shannons.com.au/transam for more details.