Now, there was never a Factory "Bandit Edition" Trans Am, and everyone always asks me if their car is a True "Bandit Edition" Trans Am. I always tell them that there is no "Factory" Bandit Edition Trans Am which there wasn't. But, to be truthful, there WAS a Bandit Edition Trans Am. Below is an article from Motor Trend Magazine in June 1981 about a company called Trans Am Specialties who did make a "Bandit Edition" Trans Am. As you will se below, the cost of a Trans Am in 1981 was around $8,700 and this Bandit Edition cost around $30,000. Just to clarify one more time.........