A new jewel on wheels with Paul Walker in the equation comes out to auction. And it’s nothing more and nothing less than himself Toyota supra to which the actor took the wheel, in the shoes of his character Brian O’Conner, in ‘The fast and the furious‘, the first installment of this successful franchise.
Yes, the one with whom Dom and his Dodge Charger were shorted in that legendary contest. Barrett-Jackson makes it available to the highest bidder in his las vegas auction, which is celebrated between June 17 and 19. It is offered without reservation, although no estimated price is announced.
We will therefore see whether or not it exceeds that achieved by this other Supra unit used in the film and auctioned by Mecum Auctions in 2015: the deck fell by 185,000 dollars (about 151,200 euros at the current exchange rate).
Be that as it may, it adds to the rarities that bear the Walker seal auctioned in recent times such as this modified BMW M1, this exclusive Shelby 427 Cobra FAM or this Ford Mustang Boss 429. Although, in his case, these were owned by the actor.
Also in ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’, although with a different outfit
According to Barrett-Jackson, this unit of the Toyota supra dating from 1994, being therefore fourth generation, it was used to shoot both exterior and interior shots in ‘The fast and the furious‘, although he also did the same in the subsequent sequel:’2 Fast 2 Furious‘.
It was tuned and decorated by Eddie Paul, in the workshops of The Shark Shop (El Segundo, California). Paul is the architect of many modifications for the big screen: he was the father of the cars of ‘Grease’, ‘Taxi’ or the remake of ’60 Seconds’, among others.
In fact, this Supra returned to his hands to change the decoration and receive a new body kit for the filming of ‘2 Fast 2 Furious: Full throttle 2’. In that new installment he wore gold and it was the character of Slap Jack, played by Michael Ealy, who was at his controls in another of the mythical races of the saga.
However, after that filming this Toyota Supra passed the new one through the workshop to take back the original decoration from the first movie. Thus, its bodywork was again painted in the iconic Lamborghini Diablo Candy Orange Pearl orange and with the vinyls with the mythical “Nuclear Gladiator” design, signed by Troy Lee, adorning its side.
And as for the body kit It boasts additions such as a Bomex front lip and side skirts or a TRD-style bonnet, as well as a generous APR aluminum flat spoiler and 19-inch Dazz Motorsport Racing Hart M5 Tuner wheels.
Barrett-Jackson details that maintains factory mechanics: thus, under the hood, this very special Toyota Supra hides the well-known block 2JZ-GTE, which was the most powerful that the sports car offered in its fourth generation.
We therefore speak of a 3.0-liter twin-turbo and six-cylinder in-line, which signs just over 320 hp Y 451 Nm, going in its case managed by a four-speed automatic transmission that transmits all its force to the rear axle.
The auction house does not indicate how many kilometers this movie Supra has traveled, but from what can be seen in the images it seems to be in perfect condition, as if time had not passed for it. And very soon a new lucky one will keep it in his garage.
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