Optimus Prime Has a New Owner: NASCAR's Rick Hendrick

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
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The first production Acura NSX will have a new roommate: Optimus Prime.

After forking over $1.2 million to purchase the first production 2017 Acura NSX at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick also went and got himself Optimus Prime, a custom 1979 Peterbilt truck used in the Transformers movie. Hendrick paid $110,000 for the custom truck, which can do donuts at 70 mph, according to producer Michael Bay.

As the winning bidder, Hendrick will also get a walk-in spot in the next Transformers movie.

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Optimus wasn’t the only Transformer that was sold at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. Joining it was the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS that played the role of Bumblebee in the latest movie. The custom Camaro sold for $167,200.

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