Star car blogger Jim Suva (The Suva Files) takes us on another journey to learn the backstory of a famous movie car. This time, it’s the 1979 Pontiac Trans Am from Steve McQueen’s last movie, “The Hunter“.
In a car-versus-combine chase, this Trans Am meets its end in an explosive scene of the movie. Turns out, though, there were actually TWO Trans Ams sacrificed for that scene. One of them, at the time of our visit, was for sale.
Click and listen to the story of the “Hunter Trans Am”, where it has been since the 1980 film wrapped – and how an Illinois farmer became the keeper of a remnant of Steve McQueen history.
Other episode references:
Hagerty magazine article discussing the Hunter Trans Am – and its listing for sale.
Carlysle Motors, Houston – where the Hunter Trans Am was for sale at the time of recording.
Barbara McQueen’s Book Steve McQueen: The Last Mile…Revisited
Indian Uprising All-Pontiac Weekend 2021 – staged by the Cruisin’ Tigers Pontiac Club
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