Owning Optimus Prime® and Bumblebee™
Craig Jackson’s Barrett-Jackson Teams Up with Paramount Pictures and Michael Bay To Auction The Iconic Vehicles Made Famous by Transformers.
By: Gina Samarotto | January 19 , 2016
Paramount Pictures is auctioning Optimus Prime® (Lot #1325.1),
the iconic truck featured in the first three Transformers™ films
Auto auctioneers extraordinaire Barrett-Jackson, in conjunction with Paramount Pictures and filmmaker Michael Bay, is putting two legendary vehicles on the block January 23rd through 31st during the company’s nine day, 45th Anniversary Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale.
During this rare event, the iconic Optimus Prime® made famous by Transformers and Bumblebee™, a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS sci-fi fans will recognize from Transformers 4: Age of Extinction will be sold to the highest bidder.
American filmmaker Michael Bay will auction his 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS (Lot #1325.2),
which starred as Bumblebee™in the blockbuster movie, “Transformers: Age of Extinction”
“We’re excited that Paramount Pictures and Michael Bay have chosen us to sell Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, two of the leading heroes from the Transformers movie franchise,” said Craig Jackson, chairman & CEO of Barrett-Jackson. Our Scottsdale auction is always electric and will serve as the ideal venue for these two celebrities seeking new homes.”
“I’m confident that Optimus Prime and Bumblebee will be a huge hit in Scottsdale,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “These vehicles are part of a celebrated global phenomenon and have cemented their place in the hearts of fans who watched them in action on the big screen. The two heroes will be an exciting part of any collection for movie fans and car enthusiasts alike.”
Of course, if you’re going to be a superhero you might as well be treated like one. Visit Barrett-Jackson to learn about their exclusive, auction VIP Experiences, available upon request.