Fast & Furious Supra Up For Sale - 21/04/15
A modified Toyota Supra used in 2001's 'The Fast and The Furious' has come up for auction.
You know the one, 2JZE engine, NOS, bright orange paintwork, 19-speed gearbox! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Mecum Auctions is offering up one of the original Supra stunt cars driven by the late Paul Walker.
Of course, it's not the only modified Supra in existence. This car was one of several Supras used in the movie - specifically the final race scene where it jumps a railroad crossing - and one of 58 stunt cars all built by a chap named Eddie Paul.
So, befitting its ‘hero car' status. Mecum tells us this particular Supra gets a full roll cage, heavy duty suspension, a set of competition seats and a strengthened fuel tank.
There's more, too. Along with that wild body kit and huge rear wing, there are those famous alloy wheels shod in Yokohama tyres, body graphics, a performance steering wheel, and many gauges telling you many things........like speed.
It's not too 'fast and furious' though. This one's the non-turbo version of Toyota's classic straight-six, here producing 220bhp, and matched up to a five-speed gearbox driving the rear wheels. In the movie world of course, Walker's character drives the twin-turbo version to blow away a Ferrari F355... a clip of which you can watch in the video to the right.
This particular car recently came first in class at the Detroit AutoRama hot rod exhibition. And while no estimated sale price has been offered, we suspect it'll be quite high. The auction takes place between 12-17 May.