Paul Walker’s Supra Will Go to Auction

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    The Fast and The Furious movies have grabbed the attention of car lovers from all over. The cars in the movies are usually rare and bring a lot of attention to the screen. Paul Walker’s presence in the last movie in The Fast and The Furious series was sorely missed, but the Brian O’Connor character he played will never be forgotten.

    Many Fast and The Furious lovers know the movies by the appearance of a specific car. The very first movie in the franchise, back in 2001, featured a 1993 Toyota Supra. This car came standard with a 220-hp 3.0 liter 2JZ inline-six engine or a 320-hp twin-turbo on the Turbo model. This is the iconic car that ripped apart a Ferrari and was ultimately known to be the heroic car in the movie.

    For all the fast and the furious lovers who are looking to get their hands on this piece of history, it’ll soon be for sale at an auction. The following details were released about the car from the auction site Mecum:

    “This 1993 Toyota Supra was built for The Fast and The Furious by Eddie Paul at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, California, a 40-year veteran of creating the wildest props, spectacular stunts, special effects, and the most memorable custom and nostalgic vehicles ever to appear onscreen, making them the natural choice to supply cars and stunts for The Fast and Furious. This Supra was featured throughout the movie, including the final race scene between Walker’s character and that of fellow actor Vin Diesel. During the climactic scene, Walker drives this Supra head to head against Diesel’s Dodge Charger in a race to a railroad crossing where both cars jump the tracks just in time to miss an oncoming train and just as the action appears to calm down, Vin Diesel’s character collides with a semi; flipping the Charger over the Supra as it cruises ahead. The car is equipped with a 2JZ-GE 3.0L/220 HP inline-6 engine and 5-speed manual transmission, with power augmented by twin Holley Performance nitrous oxide bottles mounted in the rear compartment (not attached). It has been expertly reinforced to withstand the rigors of stunt work, including heavy-duty suspension, a full roll cage, competition seats and a Jaz Products fuel cell. The Fast and The Furious fans will recognize the car’s Bomex body kit and APR wing, Dazz alloy wheels with Yokohama rubber and wild graphics by Modern Image of San Diego, California. This high-profile movie stunt car is listed in the Redline Productions list with serial numbers of cars that served duty in the filming of The Fast and The Furious.”

    Highlights:

    – Stunt car in The Fast and The Furious in 2001
    – Used throughout the movie including the final race scene
    – Built by Eddie Paul at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, California
    – 5-speed transmission
    – NOS/Holley Performance nitrous oxide bottles, not attached
    – APR wing
    – Roll cage
    – Bomex body kit
    – Stunt suspension
    – Sparco steering wheel
    – Fuel cell
    – Auto Meter speedometer, tachometer, oil, water and voltage gauges
    – Yokohama tires
    – Dazz wheels
    – Roadboy foglights
    – Modern Image graphics
    – Redline car key list with serial numbers of cars used in the movie
    – Detroit AutoRama March 2015 1st Place Class Winner

    For somewhere around $150,000-$200,000 this car can be yours.

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