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Set of 4 Bumblebee Camaros from Transformers up for auction, but there's more than meets the eye

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Jan 4, 2019

As far as the Transformers franchise goes, things really seem to have taken a step in the right direction with Bumblebee. Not just for its charming story and '80s-era sensibilities, but also the fact that the eponymous Autobot transforms into a VW Bug, as it should.

But let's not forget that throughout the first five Transformers films, which were set in the present day, Bumblebee's vehicular form was a bright yellow Camaro.

For those who were a fan of Bee's sportier identity, if you've got the inclination (and the pocketbook), you can own not one, but four modified Camaros that were used throughout the franchise. According to Carscoops, Barrett-Jackson Auction Company will set bidders loose on all four Camaros as a set later this month in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Barrett-Jackson

The set comes with two nearly identical 2010 models from the first three films, another 2013 model from Age of Extinction, and a 2016 model that appeared in The Last Knight.

There's a downside, of course. None of the four cars is technically street legal, due to modifications made for the films. Though the cars all come with V8 engines and automatic transmissions, they also have scrap titles, which the auction house defines as a car that "may not be driven on public roads and can be used as a static display only."

So you'll need a pretty big garage to keep them in. Or, at the very least, a very spacious lawn.

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Paramount Pictures

The upside, however, is that the proceeds from the top bidder will go to Operation Homefront, an organization that aims to “build strong, stable and secure military families." There's also no minimum bid, which means there's no telling what kind of price this quartet of Camaros will end up fetching.

The auction itself is held from Jan. 12-20 in Scottsdale, Arizona. You can find out more information about it here if you wanna try and take your collecting skills to the next level.

(h/t Jalopnik)

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