Joel Auger

Joel E. Auger
Brasher Falls, N.Y.
Northern N.Y. State
47 yrs.old
I work at a local utility company.

    I graduated in 1977, the year of the first Bandit, and have always wanted one.  Finally after getting things paid off and money ahead I started my three year search for a 1977 or a 1980 Trans Am SE, the 2 original movie Bandits.  I had a set price in mind and was very fussy about what I wanted, it had to be original.  So many have been modified or redone, but not correctly.
    I found my car on Ebay, in Utica N.Y., and bought it from the second owner. As far as I know the only things changed on it were spark plugs and battery.  I do know the first owner did have the top half of the passenger door painted after side swiping his garage and marking the paint.  I bought the car in July of 2004 and in August 2004 had the original tires changed and found some new Uniroyal Tiger paws that look a lot like the factory tires, I did keep the old tires.  In July I took the car to it's first car show in Saratoga, N.Y., The Saratoga Special Olympics Trans Am/Firebird Show.  Their the car took it's first trophy, Coach's Choice Award. It also took a trophy in our local car club year end show, Spectator's Choice award.  If you get the Magazine High Performance Pontiac, in the March 2005 edition there in an article about the Saratoga show and me and the car were in the magazine.  I have original window sticker, first bill of sale, all other papers that came with the car from the original dealer. All equipment in trunk is original and unused.

The Car: 

1980 Pontiac Trans Am SE
27, 500+ original miles
Black/Gold tirm
T-Tops, power windows, A/C (disconnected), PS, PB
Tan Hobnail interior


Cowl tag:

01C21987 N 071339
B 19L 19U L
A51 CC1 A31 Y84
TAZ 7801 35

Vin # 2W87TAN12Y856

I've also had the car registered with the Pontiac Historical Society.

Joel Auger

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