As reported last month, one of the Toyota Supra stunt cars used in the original The Fast and The Furious movie was auctioned off by Mecum Auctions in Indianapolis over the weekend, and as expected, the winning bidder paid a pretty penny to add this car to his collection. When the hammer dropped, this customized 1995 Toyota Supra stunt car sold for $185,000 meeting the initial expectations of between $150,000 and $200,000.

In the movie, the bright orange Supra was driven by Paul Walker’s character Brian O’Conner, and this car was used to create the racing scenes including the finale where O’Conner races Dominic Toretto in his classic Dodge Charger.The Supra was built at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, CA by Eddie Paul, who has fabricated other cars for the Fast and Furious franchise, full-size Cars characters, and the 1967 Pontiac GTO driven by Vin Diesel in xXx.

Although the Supra looks the part, this stunt car probably won’t be able to beat a Ferrari F355 in a drag race (as was portrayed in the movie). This car comes with the Supra’s non-turbo 2JZ-GE 3.0-liter inline-six as well as a pair of disconnected nitrous tanks and a “heavy-duty” suspension.

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Why it matters

Being the stunt car, this particular Supra was most likely never actually driven by Paul Walker, but the car itself played an important role in the movie, justifying its high hammer price.

1995 Toyota Supra Turbo MK-IV "The Fast and the Furious"

1995 Toyota Supra Turbo MK-IV "The Fast and the Furious" High Resolution Exterior
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Source: Mecum

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