Paul Walker’s iconic Toyota Supra up for auction

The iconic Orange Toyota Supra driven by Paul Walker in the first Fast & Furious movie is up for auction.

The iconic Toyota Supra from the first edition of the Fast & Furious movie franchise released in 2001, is up for auction. The Toyota Supra was driven by Brian O’Conner – a character played by the late Paul Walker.

The car will be up for sale at the Barrett-Jackson auction from June 17 to 19. It remains true to the original version seen in the movie, featuring the Candy Orange pearl-finish paint from the Lamborghini Diablo, along with the ‘Nuclear Gladiator’ motif on the sides.

The car also gets all the body kits, including the front spoiler and side skirts from Bomex, APR aluminium bi-plane rear wing, 19-inch five-spoke tuner wheels and a TRD-style bonnet.

The Toyota Supra was built for the movie by Eddie Paul at ‘The Shark Shop’, in El Segundo, California. The same car is also said to have been completely overhauled and used in the 2003’s ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’ movie. However, post the second film, the car was brought back to its original appearance from the first movie.

This particular car is said to be powered by the iconic 2JZ-GTE engine, which comes in the form of a 3.0-litre in-line 6, turbocharged unit. It is paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission.

The iconic Toyota Supra doesn’t come with a ‘reserve price’ at the auction. However, considering its iconic status, it is expected to hit exorbitant prices. Along with the car, the sale will also include all the vehicle documentation including a certificate of authenticity.

The first movie under the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise came out 20 years ago. The movie brought the American car tuner scene to the big screen, following the lives of main characters such as Dominic Toretto (played by Vin Diesel) and Brian O’Conner (played by the late Paul Walker).

The franchise has now introduced its 9th instalment, the Fast 9; which witnesses larger action sequences including a rocket-propelled Pontiac Fiero.

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