Evaluation: Represented as the matching numbers engine. Excellent paint and original interior. Shows only slight age and no use. The odometer reads 15 miles and nothing in the car’s on-site description tells us it is an original, unused car but there are a few clues like the factory tires and taped door sills.
Bottom Line: Smokey and the Bandit in the metal, an impressive, even astonishing, example of meticulous presentation. Mecum sold another Y82 Trans Am at Indy two months ago (s/n 2W87Z7N145675) for $187,000, which was hard to understand at the time, but this transaction is something else. The only way to make sense of it is to consider it a 15-mile original unused Trans Am that has been meticulously detailed to pristine showroom condition, and even then it is a curve-setting result.