Transformers' four Bumblebee Chevy Camaros are off to auction

These four cars are more than just really cool Chevrolet Camaros, they’re also modern movie stars

Transformers fans and Chevrolet fans are going to flip over this Barrett-Jackson hosted auction at Scottsdale, Arizona next month: the four Bumblebee Chevy Camaro models from the Transformers movie franchise are being sold together for charity.

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The Transformers franchise and Camaro nameplate have a strong relationship. Before the Chevy Camaro made its comeback after a long hiatus since 2002, the first of the Michael Bay Transformers movie employed a 1977 Camaro to steal the show as the Bumblebee Autobot character, before turning into a fictional new model. This set off a firestorm of popularity for a modern Camaro, and Chevy ended up making its own edition of the Bumblebee to sell to drivers.

After the initial success of using a fifth-generation in the starring role, a 2010 Camaro and 2013 Camaro would join the ranks. The final Bumblebee in the auction is a 2016 model, which previewed the sixth latest generation of the Camaro.

As far as what kind of bids we can expect to see, it’s anyone guess since there hasn’t been anything quite like this lot going up for public auction - they will be sold as lot #3009.

It should be noted that none of the cars are actually legal to drive on the road since they have scrap titles, so the winning bid will basically be buying movie memorabilia, more so than an actual set of cars. Proceeds from the sale of the four Camaro movie cars will go to Operation Homefront, a non-profit that supports military families in various ways from free housing to financial assistance.

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