The customized vehicles that stood in for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee during big-screen chase scenes are being auctioned by Barrett-Jackson, the auction house has announced.
Optimus Prime, the iconic truck from the billions-grossing Transformers 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. The truck will be accompanied by its brother-in-arms, a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro used as Transformers: Age of Extinction's Bumblebee.
Barrett-Jackson, billed as the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will sell the two along with a number of other high-end vehicles at its Scottsdale auction at the end of January.
After its appearance on the silver screen, the Bumblebee 1967 Camaro selling at Barrett-Jackson was fully retrofitted to operate like a 2014 car and lived as part of Michael Bay's personal collection before he decided to part with it.
You can see much more information about the vehicles and more photos here.