Classic SMOKEY THE BANDIT CB radio

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  1. K2DUX

    K2DUX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Purchased NEW-Circa 1970
    Typical CB used in the movie "Smokey the Bandit" starring Burt Reynolds from 1977.
    Never mounted in mobile
    Tested ONCE with base DC supply
    Heard many stations
    23 channel AM (only)
    ANL, PA, squelch, power meter

    Price: $40 MO only in USA only INCLUDES shipping
    Contact: K2DUX via QRZ address cbradio.JPG
     
  2. WB2YMU

    WB2YMU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Was a Pace CB-166 radio
     
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  3. W4KVW

    W4KVW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Bandit's CB radio in the original Smokey and the Bandit movie
    Although pictures from the movie seem inconclusive, some people are convinced that Bandit used a President model because appears to say "President" on the back of his microphone. Others believe the CB was the GM STOCK CBD-10 CB Radio-1977 Pontiac Trans Am/Firebird/Bandit Edition. Evidence that seems to support the stock radio is the build sheet from the original Trans-Am showing that the radio was installed at the factory. The original build radio, the GM CBD-10 CB radio, is displayed and demonstrated in the following video. However, the design of the CBD-10 doesn't seem to match the controls, connections or looks of the radio in the movie clips.

    So, if the Trans-Am originally had the factory-installed radio, it likely was changed to a different setup before the movie was shot. Whether that radio was a President, the GM Stock CBD-10 radio or another probably will remain a question in the minds of fans.

    If you want to try ID the radio yourself, here is a video clip featuring screenshots from Smokey and the Bandit that briefly shows a close-up glimpse of the CB radio with the police scanner on top. Check out the clip at about 24-30 seconds.

    Later movies capitalized on the popularity of Smokey and the Bandit, so on the heels of that success came Smokey and the Bandit II and then Smokey and the Bandit Part III, etc. Many have identified Bandit's CB radio in those movies as the Pace CB-166, which we'll look at in the following section. Most people consider the Pace CB radio the "official" Smokey and the Bandit CB radio.

    The sequels had the Pace 166.Lots of info on the web about this.

    Clayton
    W4KVW
     

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