Movie cars sometimes have a hard life after the filming stops. They have sometimes been abused to the point of no return – with only one or two of the original six-pack of action stars making it to the premiere on four wheels.
This 1993 Toyota Supra is the exception. Thanks to fairly gentle use in The Fast and The Furious, this Paul Walker whip survives today in perfect condition. One of one, this Supra is a perfect slice-of-life from the early 2000’s SoCal car scene.
The time is right for a big-money sale in 2015, 14 years after the movie became a surprise hit and shockingly-popular franchise for sequels.
Furious 7 just became the highest-grossing film of all time in China. Fans are still heartbroken at the loss of Paul Walker in real life — adding sentimentality to all his vehicles.
This is arguably the top of the crop of fast cars Walker raced in the movies — and will be instantly recognizable for years to come.
Surprisingly, this Supra is the naturally-aspirated model. Making 220-horsepower through a five-speed manual transmission, the lack of giant turbochargers helps make the most of the integrated (but not currently functional) NOS boosters.
The car crosses the block at the May 12-16 Indianapolis Mecum Auction with an estimate of around $175,000. For the right fan, this Supra will always be an action hero — on-screen and in your driveway.
1993 Toyota Supra Official Fast Furious Movie Car
1993 Toyota Supra
Fast and Furious Stunt Car
ESTIMATE: $150,000 – $200,000
The Fast and Furious movie franchise took movie car chase scenes to new levels of intensity, with an array of automotive stunts that helped make it an over-the-top success. 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. The car is equipped with a 2JZ-GE 3.0L/220 HP inline-6 engine and 5-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.
– Stunt car in The Fast and The Furious in 2001
– Used throughout the movie including the final race scene
– Built by Eddie Paul at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, California
– 5-speed transmission
– NOS/Holley Performance nitrous oxide bottles, not attached
– APR wing
– Roll cage
– Bomex body kit
– Stunt suspension
– Sparco steering wheel
– Fuel cell
– Auto Meter speedometer, tachometer, oil, water and voltage gauges
– Yokohama tires
– Dazz wheels
– Roadboy foglights
– Modern Image graphics
– Redline car key list with serial numbers of cars used in the movie
– Detroit AutoRama March 2015 1st Place Class Winner
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