Be the hero: snatch the Optimus Prime truck image

If your motoring screws were tightened back when you were a kid with the aid of the Transformers long time franchise (and we’re talking about what came before the movies), then here’s your chance to shine.

Yep, in the photos you see is none other than the covert form of Optimus Prime, pretty much the badest ass positive hero roaming our planet and now there’s a chance to become the object of admiration of pretty much every kid that knows about the Autobots vs. Decepticons battles. That’s because the Optimus Prime truck is up for grabs at an auction where interested fans can also have the Bumblebee 1967 Chevrolet Camaro from the latest (and arguably worst) installment of the Michael Bay series Transformers: Age of Extinction. Both can be had at the Barrett-Jackson Auction taking place in Scottsdale, Arizona, January 23-31.

While the resto-mod Camaro is coming from the latest installment, the Optimus Prime truck is the modified 1992 Peterbilt 379 that was used as Prime’s covert vehicle mode during the first three installments of the franchise. Included is the instantly recognizable paint design, with some pretty neat elements as well: bespoke front bumper, blacked-out windows, a host of blue lights and the iconic Autobots logo sitting proud on the grille. If you think about roaming the streets after the purchase, you need to know that although it’s fully functional and has a VIN it has been classified as a stunt vehicle and it isn’t street legal. Oh, and it may do a VW dieselgate stunt as well, because it may not be emission compliant in all 50 states.