Transformer movie truck up for auction at Barrett-Jackson

1992 Peterbilt Optimus Prime Transformer (Courtesy Barrett Jackson photos)

1992 Peterbilt Optimus Prime Transformer                                      (Courtesy Barrett Jackson photos)

There’s a lot of interesting metal ready to move at the upcoming Barrett Jackson auctions in Arizona.

For movie fans, right up there will be this 1992 Peterbilt from the “Transformers” movie that was Optimus Prime®.

According to legend on the B-J website the movie’s director was smitten 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 that was 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 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. Of course, it may not pass emissions in your town or state and is not currently street legal.

The truck’s bonafides are below:

VIN 1XP5DB9X1ND320786
Exterior Color BLUE/RED FLAMES
Interior Color BLACK/RED
Cylinders L6 DIESEL
Engine Size 14.6L
Transmission MANUAL