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Paul Walker's F&F Supra sells for £120k
A second-hand, fourth-generation Supra can be picked up for as little as £3k, perhaps cheaper if you look hard enough. So here’s a modified bright orange one that has just sold at auction for £120,000 ($185,000).
Of course, this particular modified bright orange Supra - sold at Mecum Auctions’ Indy 2015 sale - is the one driven by the late Paul Walker in 2001’s The Fast and The Furious; a car that appeared in a film that kicked off a franchise in which the latest instalment made over one billion dollars at the box office.
This particular example was one of several Supras used in the movie, featuring the final race scene where it jumps a railroad crossing while racing against Vin Diesel in a Charger. It’s also one of 58 stunt cars built by a man named Eddie Paul.
And because it’s a stunt car, it gets Good Stuff like a full roll cage, heavy duty suspension, a set of competition seats and a strengthened fuel tank. You might have also noticed that wild body kit, huge rear wing, alloys and graphics. Some gauges occur inside, too.
So with an Audi R8 or McLaren 540C-rivalling price tag, what exactly is under the ‘hood’? A 220bhp, non-turbo version of Toyota’s classic straight-six, matched up to a five-speed gearbox driving the rear wheels. Not hugely fast nor furious, in truth, and a far cry from the screen-based monster that tears up a Ferrari F355…
So, is £120k just too much for a modified, not-very-fast Mark IV Supra? Or does the fact it appeared in a movie and was driven by the late Paul Walker make it the bargain of the century? Tell us below. And please, no fighting.