The orange 1993 Toyota Supra owned by Paul Walker’s character that was used as a stunt car in key scenes in the original Fast and the Furious film is hitting the auction block, according to reports. The car is listed by Mecum Auctions and will be available to the top bidder during their Indy 2015 event, taking place May 12-17 in Indianapolis.
The auction listing for the car goes on to describe the car in detail and mentions that it is one of several of these cars built specifically for the film.
“One of the star cars of The Fast and The Furious is the Toyota Supra driven by the late actor Paul Walker, who portrayed undercover police officer Brian O’Connor. Like any movie involving car stunts, more than one version of this car was built, including a ‘hero’ car for close-up scenes and others designed and built to perform the actual stunts. 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.”
As described by the auctioneers, the car is equipped with a 2JZ-GE 3.0L/220 HP inline-6 engine and five-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.
According to reports, purchasing the car will cost somewhere between $150,000 and $200,000.