Paul Walker's 'Fast and Furious' Toyota Supra auctioned for R8m
Remember the Mk4 Toyota Supra that appeared in the first two Fast and Furious movies? Of course you do. Piloted by the late Paul Walker, this Japanese sportster became the stuff of cinema legend: a celluloid icon to rival the likes of Nicolas Cage's Shelby GT-500 (aka Eleanor) that thrilled audiences in the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds. Anyway, at a Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas over the weekend one of these famous Toyota movie cars was sold for $500,000 plus $60,000 in auction fees (a sum of roughly R8m).
According to the Barrett-Jackson listing, this example was built by renowned Hollywood movie car builder Eddie Paul at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, California, for the first movie (where it featured in multiple interior and exterior shots), and then brought back and modified for its role as “Slap Jack's Supra” in the 2003 sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Later on it was returned to its original form with Lamborghini Diablo Candy Orange pearl paint and that famed Troy Lee-designed “Nuclear Gladiator” motif down the sides. Other standout features include a Bomex front spoiler and side skirts, TRD-style hood, APR aluminium biplane rear wing and 19-inch Dazz Motorsport Racing Hart M5 Tuner wheels.
This particular example comes with a factory-fitted 2JZ-GTE 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The latter was chosen over a manual as it makes the car much easier to drive and modulate during shooting.