Optimus Prime 1992 Peterbilt 379 and Bumblebee 1967 Camaro SS Auctions

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Here's something a little different for the real vehicle and live action fans out there: have you ever considered owning the 'real' Optimus Prime and/or Bumblebee from the movies? Now you can, according to an auction organised by Barrett-Jackson. You can read a general overview of the auction here, a snippet and some images below and browse the auction pages directly here for Optimus (1992 PETERBILT 379) and here for Bumblebee (1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS) - currently owned by Michael Bay.

I mean, why not, right?

Though the holiday season for giving extravagant gifts will have come and gone by the end of January, Barrett-Jackson, the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, will sell two ultimate toys at its Scottsdale auction. This duo of the most famous vehicles in the world from the Hollywood big screen will cross the block at WestWorld … and they can be yours.

Optimus Prime®, the iconic truck from the “Transformers™” movie franchise will sell to the highest bidder in front of a capacity crowd that includes more than 300,000 event participants and 5.5 million television viewers worldwide. Fear not, Optimus will not be alone. It will be accompanied by its brother-in-arms, a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro used in “Transformers 4: Age of Extinction,” known as Bumblebee™.


Transformers News: Optimus Prime 1992 Peterbilt 379 and Bumblebee 1967 Camaro SS Auctions

Transformers News: Optimus Prime 1992 Peterbilt 379 and Bumblebee 1967 Camaro SS Auctions

Transformers News: Optimus Prime 1992 Peterbilt 379 and Bumblebee 1967 Camaro SS Auctions


Lot #1325.1 - When it came to creating the first live-action "Transformers" movie, the most important characterization was certainly that of "Optimus Prime." An entire team of artists and illustrators worked tirelessly, drawing potential trucks and cars, trying to zero in on just the right look for each robot/vehicle. When the film's production designer showed Michael Bay a photo of the enormous Peterbilt tractor, the director was immediately taken by the lines and size of the truck, even through he know he would face intense criticism for his choice - in the same way he did for selecting a GM Camaro in place of the original VW Beetle known as the beloved robot Bumblebee. Both of Bay's picks ended up enthralling new audiences as well as diehard fans of the sci-fi series. The Peterbilt, a more aggressive truck, was also used as Bay's tip-of-the-hat to Steven Spielberg's 1971 film, "Duel." This vehicle is one of the tractors used. It was a picture and stunt vehicle and is being sold "AS-IS" and "WITH ALL FAULTS" and is subject to execution of a Paramount Waiver. **SOLD ON BILL OF SALE ONLY. NOT CURRENTLY STREET LEGAL, FOR DISPLAY ONLY, MAY NOT BE EMISSIONS COMPLIANT IN ALL 50 STATES.**


Transformers News: Optimus Prime 1992 Peterbilt 379 and Bumblebee 1967 Camaro SS Auctions

Transformers News: Optimus Prime 1992 Peterbilt 379 and Bumblebee 1967 Camaro SS Auctions

Transformers News: Optimus Prime 1992 Peterbilt 379 and Bumblebee 1967 Camaro SS Auctions


Lot #1325.2 - "Bumblebee," Resto-Mod built to use in the fourth installment of the "Transformers" film franchise, "Transformers: Age of Extinction," starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Michael Bay, the current owner of the vehicle. LS2 fuel-injected Corvette engine, 6-speed overdrive transmission, custom suspension, mini tubs, Wilwood brakes plus added stunt extra caliper, 9" Ford rear end, touchscreen navigation stereo system, custom three-piece racing wheels, Nitto low-profile tires, hideaway headlights, custom Halo LED yellow headlights, yellow Ridetech "TigerCage" rollcage, custom-made carbon-fiber fender flares and front splitter, power hood latch, satin black paint with high-gloss yellow accents, carbon-fiber engine covers, Auto Meter Cobalt gauges, system kill within glovebox, Eddie Motorsport hood hinges, custom billet core support bars with yellow accents, smoothed firewall, hydraulic braking assist. Audi flush-mount door handles. Late-model Camaro seats. Autographed by its current owner, Michael Bay.

Credit(s): Barrett-Johnson


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Re: Optimus Prime 1992 Peterbilt 379 and Bumblebee 1967 Camaro SS Auctions (1750417)
Posted by Prime Riblet on December 26th, 2015 @ 10:14am CST
I would totally drive the Bumblebee car. It is a good restomod.
Re: Optimus Prime 1992 Peterbilt 379 and Bumblebee 1967 Camaro SS Auctions (1750461)
Posted by Noideaforaname on December 26th, 2015 @ 4:44pm CST
Ooooh, interior shots!

All those labels written in marker and the embossed "Bumble Bee" raise so many never-to-be-answered questions about how Transformers fully get their vehicle modes...
Re: Optimus Prime 1992 Peterbilt 379 and Bumblebee 1967 Camaro SS Auctions (1750533)
Posted by Rated X on December 27th, 2015 @ 10:37am CST
Wow hes got balls to put no reserve on the auction. If the collectors are smart theyll just drop low ball bids.
Re: Optimus Prime 1992 Peterbilt 379 and Bumblebee 1967 Camaro SS Auctions (1750661)
Posted by mooncake623 on December 28th, 2015 @ 9:10am CST
Barret-Jackson announced on their site, that they will be handling the auctions of the on screen vehicles of Optimus Prime from the first three movies, and Bumblebee's black body Classic Camaro form Age of Extinction. They will be up for auction the last week of January in Scottsdale, Arizona. Check out the images from Barret-Jackson and their descriptions below and remember stay with Seibertron.com with the latest in the world of Transformers!

Optimus Prime®, the iconic truck from the “Transformers™” movie franchise will sell to the highest bidder in front of a capacity crowd that includes more than 300,000 event participants and 5.5 million television viewers worldwide. Fear not, Optimus will not be alone. It will be accompanied by its brother-in-arms, a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro used in “Transformers 4: Age of Extinction,” known as Bumblebee™.


Description
Lot #1325.2 - "Bumblebee," Resto-Mod built to use in the fourth installment of the "Transformers" film franchise, "Transformers: Age of Extinction," starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Michael Bay, the current owner of the vehicle. LS2 fuel-injected Corvette engine, 6-speed overdrive transmission, custom suspension, mini tubs, Wilwood brakes plus added stunt extra caliper, 9" Ford rear end, touchscreen navigation stereo system, custom three-piece racing wheels, Nitto low-profile tires, hideaway headlights, custom Halo LED yellow headlights, yellow Ridetech "TigerCage" rollcage, custom-made carbon-fiber fender flares and front splitter, power hood latch, satin black paint with high-gloss yellow accents, carbon-fiber engine covers, Auto Meter Cobalt gauges, system kill within glovebox, Eddie Motorsport hood hinges, custom billet core support bars with yellow accents, smoothed firewall, hydraulic braking assist. Audi flush-mount door handles. Late-model Camaro seats. Autographed by its current owner, Michael Bay.


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Lot #1325.1 - When it came to creating the first live-action "Transformers" movie, the most important characterization was certainly that of "Optimus Prime." An entire team of artists and illustrators worked tirelessly, drawing potential trucks and cars, trying to zero in on just the right look for each robot/vehicle. When the film's production designer showed Michael Bay a photo of the enormous Peterbilt tractor, the director was immediately taken by the lines and size of the truck, even through he know he would face intense criticism for his choice - in the same way he did for selecting a GM Camaro in place of the original VW Beetle known as the beloved robot Bumblebee. Both of Bay's picks ended up enthralling new audiences as well as diehard fans of the sci-fi series. The Peterbilt, a more aggressive truck, was also used as Bay's tip-of-the-hat to Steven Spielberg's 1971 film, "Duel." This vehicle is one of the tractors used. It was a picture and stunt vehicle and is being sold "AS-IS" and "WITH ALL FAULTS" and is subject to execution of a Paramount Waiver. **SOLD ON BILL OF SALE ONLY. NOT CURRENTLY STREET LEGAL, FOR DISPLAY ONLY, MAY NOT BE EMISSIONS COMPLIANT IN ALL 50 STATES.**


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Re: Optimus Prime 1992 Peterbilt 379 and Bumblebee 1967 Camaro SS Auctions (1750719)
Posted by Burn on December 28th, 2015 @ 2:42pm CST
As opposed to ... this? ;)
#NewsCrewFail
Re: Optimus Prime 1992 Peterbilt 379 and Bumblebee 1967 Camaro SS Auctions (1750720)
Posted by mooncake623 on December 28th, 2015 @ 2:44pm CST
Burn wrote:As opposed to ... this? ;)
#NewsCrewFail


Hahaha my bad.
Re: Optimus Prime 1992 Peterbilt 379 and Bumblebee 1967 Camaro SS Auctions (1751997)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 4th, 2016 @ 6:44pm CST
I didn't care for it when it was on screen, but holy crap that's a sweet Camaro. Bay, you naughty, naughty boy.
Re: Optimus Prime 1992 Peterbilt 379 and Bumblebee 1967 Camaro SS Auctions (1754582)
Posted by zefron on January 12th, 2016 @ 1:31am CST
Optimus is amazing .... i like it a lot....

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