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The Fast and the Furious: Paul Walker's Supra sells for $500K at auction

The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Paul Walker, Brian O'Conner, Orange Toyota Supra

A new record was secured by THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS thanks to the auction for a car that Paul Walker drove during the climax of the first film. The candy orange vehicle driven by the late actor has become the most expensive Supra ever sold at an auction in Las Vegas.

The orange-colored Supra sold for a mammoth $550,000 at Barrett-Jackson's Las Vegas auction. The Toyota Supra, which appeared in The Fast and The Furious and 2 Fast 2 Furious, is officially the most expensive Supra to have ever been sold and it has the documentation to certify this fact. You can check out a video of the auction below!

The car was originally introduced to the series when Walker's Brian O'Conner has his previous vehicle blown up. O'Conner finds a written-off Toyota Supra Mark IV in a junkyard and, with "some overnight parts from Japan" and a little hard work, the resulting Candy Orange Supra became one of the most iconic vehicles driven in the franchise. 

As for the vehicle's true story, the Supra was built at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, California (literally around the corner from me), by Eddie Paul. The car boasts a twin-turbo 3.0-liter 2JZ-GTE engine, which is the very same as the movie's characters are delighted to find intact when finding the wrecked vehicle, as well as the "Nuclear Gladiator" graphics by Troy Lee Designs, a Bomex body kit, a MOMO steering wheel, 19-inch Racing Hart M5 wheels, APR racing wing, and a number of gauses. The only thing missing from the vehicle is the shifter knob from the movie as the car is a 4-speed automatic which had the shifter added for the film's production.

The late Paul Walker was a car enthusiast himself and he had a personal collection of around 30 vehicles, which included Ferraris, Ford Mustangs, and a Rolls-Royce Ghost, and a Toyota Supra MK4. Last year, 21 of Walker's cars were sold off in an auction for a combined total of $2.33 million. I think Walker would be proud that his "10-second car" from the franchise sold for a record-breaking number and that the vehicle went on to be an icon of car culture.

What are YOUR thoughts on the record-breaking sell?

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