The 1992 Peterbilt 379 that portrayed Optimus Prime in the popular Transformer films sold at a Barret-Jackson auction over the weekend for $110,000.
NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick bought the custom truck which the film’s director, Michael Bay, said can do donuts at 70 mph, according to autoguide.com. Paramount Films was the previous owner.
Optimus Prime was originally featured as a cab-over truck in comic books. However, Bay was more impressed with the look of the Peterbilt 379 and opted to use that truck instead. The stunt truck, which packs a 14.6-liter engine, is not legal for highway use.
The 1967 Chevrolet Camaro that played Bumblebee in the films sold at the same Scottsdale auction for $167,200. Bay was the previous owner.
Hendrick dug even deeper at the auction Friday and put down $1.2 million for the first production 2017 Acura NSA.