• Jul 7, 2009
1997 Peterbilt dressed as Optimus Prime – Click above for image gallery

With Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen holding the number box office spot for two weeks, there couldn't be a better time for this ardent Autobot fan to be flogging his truck on eBay. Done up thoroughly enough to qualify as an Optimus Prime replica, this 1997 Peterbilt 379 wears custom PPG paint and clearcoat, along with hand-applied pinstripes.

If you do actually want to haul things, under that extended hood – just like Prime has – there's a 475 horsepower Caterpillar running through a ten-speed Eaton Fuller transmission. Bidding is up to $20,300 at time of writing, but you've got nine days left to get your bid in and make room in your back yard... and then you can retrieve the Allspark.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Optimus has been showing up all sorts of odd places lately, including a guest appearance on The Light Show With David Letterman last night. The booming Autobot leader led his vocal talents to the program's trademark Top 10 list, and you can check out how he did by watching the video after the jump. Hat tip to 94 Taurus owner!



[Sources: eBay; YouTube]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Am I missing something, or isn't it supposed to be THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN?
      • 5 Years Ago
      My favorite Optimus Prime moment was on Family Guy when it was revealed that he was Jewish. He drives into the service, transforms, and whips out his skull cap.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Authentic listing on eBay? Is this the actual one? avoid scams figure it out at the great eBay Solution
      • 5 Years Ago
      Am I the only one that noticed Optimus Prime is blue and the truck is black?

      It still looks sweet, but just saying.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You are the only one, yes. If you click on the gallery and look at the close-up shots, you can clearly see that the "black" part of the truck is indeed blue.
      • 5 Years Ago
      is it just me or is there an odd amount of typos in this post? Some one new posting now or what?

      - "holding the number (One) box office spot"
      - "The Light (Late) Show With David Letterman"
      - "The booming Autobot leader led (lent) his vocal talents"
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thats Hot.


      I have a thing for trailer trucks.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        Yea it's definitely not JDM.
        JDM Life
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        So?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        So, it sucks. Right?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        There's a type-r badge on the left rear fender. That makes it hot.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was disappointed to find out that it didn't transform in the video.
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love decked out trucks like this. I blasting down the freeway in a sports car and I'll slow down to check out a sweet truck.
      • 5 Years Ago
      ME WANT!!!!
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