1992 PETERBILT 379 'TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME' STUNT TRUCK - 190024 Sold* at Scottsdale 2016 - Lot #1325.1 1992 PETERBILT 379 'TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME' STUNT TRUCK http://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/190024/190024_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1325.1

1992 PETERBILT 379 "TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME" STUNT TRUCK

Auction Scottsdale 2016
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1325.1
Year 1992
Make PETERBILT
Model 379
Style OPTIMUS PRIME
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 1XP5DB9X1ND320786
Exterior Color BLUE/RED FLAMES
Interior Color BLACK/RED
Cylinders L6 DIESEL
Engine Size 14.6L
Transmission MANUAL
Description

Lot #1325.1 - When it came to creating the first live-action "Transformers" movie, the most important characterization was certainly that of Optimus Prime®. An entire team of artists and illustrators worked tirelessly, drawing potential trucks and cars, trying to zero in on just the right look for each robot/vehicle. When the film's production designer showed Michael Bay a photo of the enormous tractor trailer, the director was immediately taken 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. **SOLD ON BILL OF SALE ONLY, NOT CURRENTLY STREET LEGAL, FOR DISPLAY ONLY, MAY NOT BE EMISSIONS COMPLIANT IN ALL 50 STATES.**