Paul Walker’s Nissan Skyline From "Fast & Furious" up for Sale
A heavily modified Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 is listed at Classic Trader, the auto classifieds that sells a lot of classic exotics. So what’s so special about this particular Skyline other than the fact that it’s blue, has 550 horsepower under its hood, and only 6,000 km (3,728 miles) on the odometer? Well, it’s a Hollywood car driven specifically by the late Paul Walker in Fast & Furious — the fourth installment in the franchise.
This Skyline is actually one of nine Skylines that were used in the making of the movie, but according to Top Gear, this one is the only real Skyline in the movie. The rest were apparently makeshift units created by using plastic bodies on Volkswagen Beetle chassis. We won’t blame you if become nauseous after reading that.
This one, though, is the real deal. It’s got all the bells and whistles of the GT-R R34, including a 2.6-liter, twin-turbo, straight-six engine that was fitted with a front-mounted intercooler from Turbonetics. That setup allows it to pump out an impressive 550 ponies with the power sent to all four wheels courtesy of a six-speed Getrag transmission.
It also has a loot bag of aftermarket options, which isn’t at all surprising considering the nature of the movie it appeared in. It has plenty of Nismo parts, including a bumper with side skirts, lowering springs, V-Spec NUR pedals, and an NE-1 exhaust, all of which are consistent with what a full-fledged drag Skyline should have at its disposal. A Momo Alcantara steering wheel was also installed, as well as a custom roll cage, a Sony head unit, a custom heads-up display for the dash-mounted PC, and an MFD Xenarc Display unit with all gauges programmed to the Skyline’s ECU.
As you can expect, this Skyline doesn’t come cheap, nor should it considering that it also comes with a “40-page appraisal from a well known accredited appraisal company documenting the build and movie car history.” For the privilege of owning Paul Walker’s Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 from Fast & Furious, interested buyers need to have at least £600,000 at their disposal, which is about $940,740 as of 12/4/14.
We did say "at least" because given the car’s history and who drove it, the price for this Skyline GT-R R34 is expected to reach more than $1 million.
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Why it matters
This Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 was driven by Paul Walker. That in itself makes this a car unlike any other Skyline, now more than ever since we just hit the one year anniversary of his sudden and unexpected death.
But this isn’t just about the Skyline GT-R’s connection to Walker. This is a car that a lot of auto enthusiasts would love to have, even if it comes at a price approaching seven figures. You don’t see a lot of Skylines today that have this many aftermarket parts and yet, still has just under 4,000 miles in its odometer. It’s basically good as new. That’s more than what you can say for a lot of other Skylines today.
Sure, the attachment to Walker makes it that much more important. But even without the connection to the late Fast & Furious star, this is one Nissan Skyline GT-R models that any self-respecting collector of iconic sports cars would love to have in their collection.
They may have to shell out a king’s ransom to acquire it, but the car’s of celebrated history and good condition should make it worth the price tag, however expensive it may be.
Source: Classic Trader