• Jan 20, 2008


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Who wouldn't want to own their very own 29 ton, 40 foot robot that can crush 20,000 pounds with its teeth and shoot 20 foot flames out of its nostrils. As the largest robot on earth, Robosaurus has entertained fans for nearly two decades by ripping cars and even airplanes in half. It is without a doubt the most ridiculous vehicle ever sold at Barrett-Jackson.

The winning bid of $575,000, not including auction fees, not only got the Robosaurus but a host of accessories to operate and maintain the robot including transmitters and receivers, special effects controls, a tool kit for loading and unloading, operation manuals, touch-up paint, and spare parts. The best part? Robosaurus can fold down into a trailer that can be transported on any public road, although the winning bidder has to purchase the hauler separately.



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      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well if anyone else gets around like I do. You would know Robosaurus has been for sale for a while now. I believe the owner wanted a million or so for it in the listing. Though it could have been a fake ad. One never knows.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Astonishing that someone would pay this much for something that's only worth the scrap price.
      But then it came to me.
      The 07 Tundra's are nearing the end of their life cycle and what better and fitting way could there be to dispose of the rubble. Just chew them up, melt them into a block and ship them back to Toyota to be reassembled into 08 models.
      Think of the possibilities here. This guy could make a fortune. After the cleanup, he could position Robosaurus at the end of the Tundra assembly line and save valuable time and money.
      dial4up
      • 3 Years Ago
      So here we go more Bull Shipping This machine was on Pawn Stars tonight and still owned by the same owner as the day it was completed. The asking price tonight Nov 21 is $1 million not bad for a unit that was sold at Barret Jackson. Integrity ? No way !
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is madness!

      This is ROBOSAURUS!!!
        • 7 Years Ago
        For some reason the rating buttons aren't working for me on autoblog, so I'll do it in a comment :

        +1
      • 7 Years Ago
      Did anyone watch the actual auction? It was complete b.s..
      Craig Jackson himself, the guy running the auction, put a bid in on it when the bidding was starting to die at $450,000. Then they drew it out and had people hype up the auction several times (if anyone beside Mr. Jackson had bidded it would have been sold) until someone else bidded. And it shot up some more.

      Of course, Mr. Jackson didn't bid again. What a completely sleazy move, that I'm sure shouldn't be legal. I really wish he would have had to eat the $450,000 and buy it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      craig also bid on the first challenger when the bidding completely stalled around $300K....what a crock of sheet.
      and id like to know what moron bought this robo-crap-thing for $575K....welcome to the 'more money than brains club', sir.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I have watched the auctions for years but on Sunday the hammer came down on $220,000 for a Packard only for the bidding to start again to raise the price to $245,000. All integrity for Spanky & the entire auction is gone - IMHO!