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Last week was an exciting time for collector-car aficionados: The annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction took place in Scottsdale, AZ. I just happened to be watching television coverage of the event when I saw the 2013 Local Motors Rally Fighter go up for bid.

Clare Goldsberry

February 2, 2016

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Local Motors auctions 'Transformers' car

rally-fighterAccording to a blog on the Local Motors (Phoenix, AZ) website, Paramount auctioned off the actual Optimum Prime truck and Bumblebee 1967 Chevy Camaro from the Transformers movie at the Barrett-Jackson auction. Local Motors joined the party by auctioning off one of two official Rally Fighters from Transformers: Age Of Extinction. "There are only two of these Rally Fighters in existence that were actually used in the movie," said Local Motors.

The auction was successful and the car, which the auctioneer noted is a "50-state, street-legal, off-road machine," sold for $104,500.00. The car is equipped with a Chevy LS3 power plant, four-speed transmission, Rigid Industries light bars and custom bumpers. 

The Rally Fighter is constructed with conventional car parts, but Local Motors is moving more deeply into 3D printing and plans to introduce a street-ready, 3D-printed car as soon as late this year.

To learn more about Local Motors and its pioneering work in vehicular 3D printing, read "Local Motors debuts world’s first 3D-printed car at NAIAS 2015."

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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