Original Fast and Furious Toyota Supra Hero Car Heads to Auction

Car Culture 10 May 25, 2021 by

It might be one of the most famous cars in movie history, and now you have a chance to own it. One of the original Toyota Supras from the first Fast & Furious film is heading to the Barrett-Jackson auction block in Las Vegas next month.

As with so many things in the world of cinema, The Fast and The Furious employed a little bit of trickery when it came to the cars in the film. In total, the movie used eight different Mk4 Supras to play the role of Brian O’Conner’s famed “ten-second ride”. If you’re not familiar with the plot, Paul Walker’s undercover cop character O’Conner builds the Supra as he infiltrates the street racing crew of Dominic Toretto — played by Vin Diesel.

The car on offer at Barrett-Jackson is one of those original eight. It’s not the main vehicle used for almost all of the exterior driving shots — dubbed “Hero 1” — which is already in a private collection in the Netherlands, but it is the next best thing.

Going by the on-set name of “Stunt 1”, this Supra was used for a number of interior and exterior driving shots, including the sequence where O’Conner chases down Rick Yune’s bad guy Johnny Tran after a drive-by (or rather ride-by) shooting. That means that Paul Walker himself has actually driven this car.

In fact, this car had even more screen time than you might expect. After The Fast and The Furious wrapped, the Supra was one of the cars Universal Pictures retained and used in the sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious.

Now painted gold, this Supra had a starring role in the second film’s opening sequence and implausible bridge jump, now driven by Michael Ealy’s “Slap Jack”. It’s not clear when, but the car returned to its original form — with orange Lamborghini paintwork — after its second Fast & Furious appearance.

Although it’s most likely going to end up as an immobile collector piece, the targa-bodied Supra Aerotop does sport the original twin-turbo, three-liter 2JZ straight six, and a four-speed automatic gearbox — though it does appear to have a faux-manual shifter.

There’s no mention of any engine modifications, and it does look relatively standard under the hood, so it’s likely to put out the original 276hp. Some of the stunt cars produced far more, but these weren’t driven by the actors themselves.

The last of the Supra’s siblings to come up for auction — a stunt car with a very basic interior — crossed the block at $175,000 in 2015. As one of the Walker-driven cars, this is likely to go for considerably more — especially with the film’s 20th anniversary just around the corner.

You can bid on the car at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction on June 17-19, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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