Optimus Prime, Bumblebee Crossing the Auction Block


Two of the most iconic Autobots from the Transformers movie franchise are heading to the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Optimus Prime and Bumblebee from Transformers 4: Age of Extinction will head to the highest bidders later this month. Unfortunately neither vehicles will actually transform, but they are fully functioning vehicles. Optimus Prime features a mirror-finished custom aluminum bumper with matching aluminum wheels, tanks and storage boxes. The massive stunt truck also sports dark tinted windows, glowing lights and a custom grille capped with a silver and red Autobots emblem.

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Arguably more interesting to the regular car collector is the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Resto-Mod that played the Bumblebee character in the most recent Transformers movie. This particular Camaro has been occupying its time as part of Michael Bay’s personal collection after starring on the big screen. It’s a running, driving car that has been retrofitted with a modern, fuel-injected V8 engine mated to an overdrive manual transmission.

Along with the massive, one-off carbon fiber flares, the Bumblebee Camaro rolls on custom three-piece wheels wrapped with extra wide Nitto tires. There’s a yellow and black theme throughout the vehicle, highlighted by the RideTech “TigerCage” roll bar and custom engine covers under the hood.

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  • rd

    Call me a nerd, but that isn’t the Optimus truck from Age of Extinction. It’s from the previous three movies.

  • Well-spotted!