A Nissan Skyline driven by Paul Walker in Fast and Furious 4 is up for auction – and promises a stunning record price.
The Japanese racing car is described as “one of the most famous modern film cars” and was used to film all the close-ups with the late Walker at the wheel.
Walker, who starred in several Fast & Furious films, died in November 2013 at the age of 40 after a collision in his Porsche Carrera GT.
Although no pre-sale estimate is available for the vehicle ahead of the sale, auction house Bonhams believes the Skyline will sell for in excess of £1million, This is Money reports.
The Nissan Skyline was customized by Kaizo Industries’ Daryl Alison to Paul Walker’s personal specifications.
Distinctive features of the Nissan include a custom roll cage, dash-mounted PC and custom OMP racing bucket seats, which remain in Walker’s seating position to this day.
Under the hood sits a 2.6-litre twin-turbocharged petrol engine that has been fitted with a Turbonetics intercooler to increase performance.
Externally, the GT-R received Volk Racing RE30 wheels and an upgraded Nismo NE-1 exhaust.
At Walker’s request, the car was also de-stitched, removing many of the car’s vinyls and decals, leaving the Bayside Blue Skyline exterior color untouched.
The GT-R featured heavily in the movie Fast & Furious 4, which premiered in 2009, with scenes of it speeding through the streets of Los Angeles.
However, some of the action sequences were performed using one of six “stunt” Skyline cars, with one car’s body mounted on an off-road dune buggy so it could perform extreme jumps.
The Movie Star GT-R is being offered after a long-running museum exhibition and will be accompanied by a copy of the Universal Pictures lease.
Bonhams says an estimate is available “upon request.”
The auction will go live on Friday April 28 before ending a week later on Friday May 5, while the GT-R can be viewed at Motorworld in Munich until April 26.
Also, a classic Mini that has been hidden in a dusty garage for 33 years has been auctioned off for a staggering amount.
A rare 70-year-old ‘Shooting Brake’ deluxe car has also turned up for sale with an estimated value of £40,000.
https://www.the-sun.com/motors/7743150/nissan-skyline-driven-by-paul-walker-fast-and-furious/ The Nissan Skyline driven by Paul Walker in Fast and Furious 4 is up for auction – and at a stunning price