The orange Supra driven by Brian O’Conner in the Fast & Furious movies has gone under the hammer for over half-a-million dollarsby Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 03:51
Do you remember Paul Walker’s 10-second Supra from the first Fast & Furious movies? The one that was painted in a mesmerizing orange shade from the first movie in the franchise? Yeah, well, that orange car was part of the Barrett-Jackson auction held on June 18 and 19, 2021 in Las Vegas and it sold for over half a million bucks! How about that!
This 1994 Supra Is A Movie Star
The Supra was part of not one, but two Fast & Furious movies. It was built by Eddie Paul at the Shark Shop in El Segundo, California. The Supra was driven by Paul Walker and was the star car in the Race Wars event in the first installment of the franchise. In the second installment, it returned as Slap Jack’s Supra. The car was returned back to its original form post that.
What’s The Fast & Furious Supra All About?
Finished in the Lamborghini Diablo Candy Orange paint, it wears Troy Lee-designed "Nuclear Gladiator" motif along the side.
Up front, it features Bomex front spoiler and TRD-style hood. The motif on the side grabs all the attention, but the car also features Bomex side skirts. It rides on 19-inch Dazz Motorsport Racing Hart M5 Tuner wheels. There’s also the APR aluminum biplane wing at the rear.
On the inside, it comes with a black and blue theme. The driver-oriented cockpit is simple and aesthetically pleasing. There are gauges all around; behind the steering wheel, the A-pillar, the passenger side dash, etc. The three-spoke Momo steering wheel looks classy, too. The short gear lever has the appearance of a manual shifter with that round knob on top, but this car actually comes with an automatic gearbox.
The car is motivated by a 2JZ-GTE turbocharged inline-six mill which displaces at three liters. It is mated to a four-speed automatic gearbox. While the power specs aren’t revealed in their entirety, the car made around 320 horses from the factory.
|Engine||2JZ-GTE twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six|
Paul Walker’s Supra Sold For $550,000
Well, the 10-second orange Supra from Fast & Furious movies has fetched $550,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2021 auction.
This is a ridiculous amount and it can be credited to Paul Walker’s death. His untimely demise has made everything he’s touched or been associated with extremely valuable.
The price sure has raised a lot of eyebrows. There were no pre-auction estimates on how much this car would fetch, but people used the screen-used stunt Supra as the ballpark estimate on how much it would grab. That other Supra went under the hammer for $185,000 in 2015.. It wasn’t even driven by Paul Walker. This 10-second Supra, however, managed to grab almost thrice as much as that.
That’s Way More Than What A Supra Dictates In The Pre-Worshipped Market
Even the $185,000 figure was a tad too much, to begin with. There’s no way to really gauge a car’s value especially when it’s been an integral part of one of the most famous movie franchises of all time. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the Supra garnered a lot of credibility from the younger generation because of this movie.
We did a little research and found out that the highest a Toyota Supra has garnered at a Bring-a-Trailer auction is $128,000 for a 1993 model. The average price it commands at the auctions is under $80,000. This Supra, of course, is a lot more special and a part of history.
There are high chances it’ll be a garage queen or a museum piece, but we hope the owner hits that rubber on the tarmac and does what the car was intended to do – race it in all its glory!
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