Paul Walker (AKA Brian O'Connor)'s 10-second car from The Fast and the Furious has officially sold at auction. After back and forth negotiations, a phone-call bidder won over all the other competitors for the iconic speeder. As for how much it cost him? Just over half a million dollars.
That's right! According to TMZ, The 320 horsepower 3.0L 2JZ-GTE inline-six engine car with a four-speed automatic transmission sold over the weekend for a whopping $550,000! And Walker's younger brother Cody reported that Paul would have chuckled at the price it went for.
Auctioneer Barrett-Jackson described the vehicle: "The car was built by Eddie Paul at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, CA, for the first movie," he explained. "To complete the look, the Supra features a Bomex front spoiler and side skirts, TRD-style hood, APR aluminum biplane rear wing, and 19-inch Dazz Motorsport Racing Hart M5 Tuner wheels."
Thus, Eddie Paul took it upon himself to give fans an inside view of how he built the car from beginning to end. With fun facts and special movie details pointed out in his video, it's clear that this was a special project for the car fanatic. According to Eddie, he was honored that his Toyota Supra was chosen for the movie.
After Walker tragically passed away back in November 2013, the gear-head world, along with lovers of the franchise, has never been the same. However, Vin Diesel and the rest of the crew kept Paul's memory alive each day. And, they seem to be happy about this sale and getting to share Walker's memory with the world.
While we're insanely jealous that the new owner of this bright orange beauty will get to sit in the same seat as Paul Walker, we are so happy that the late star's legacy will continue to live on. In fact, despite the massive price tag it called for, we sure think it was worth it! Then again, we guess only time will tell.