Do you remember the Nissan Skyline GT-R car from the ‘Fast and Furious’ movie franchise? Prices for these cars have increased recently, especially the R34 model. There’s one of those up for sale that was actually driven by Paul Walker in ‘Fast & Furious’! It’ll be sold at a Bonhams auction in Brussels, Belgium which begins April 28th and ends on May 5th.
The car is an old model from 2000 that was brought to the U.S. for a movie by Kaizo Industries. To get it into the U.S., they had to break certain rules, so they labeled it as a kit car and put in their very own vehicle identification number (VIN). This way, it was easier to transport it without an engine since engines typically need extra forms of paperwork which could have caused trouble. Unfortunately, this means that the original engine it had is no longer there.
The U.S. Border Force noticed the car after filming finished, so they took it away. In 2012, it was given back to someone and was enabled to go to Germany. However, it never got registered as a ‘road use’ vehicle in Europe and will come with an old Nevada title when you buy it.
They used several R34 Nissan Skylines in the movie, but just one of them was actually a GT-R. The others were regular GT or GT-T models that had been changed so they looked like the “hero” car.
Walker, who loved GT-Rs and owned many of them, asked for this car to be painted in the signature Bayside Blue color. He also requested that it get several extras added on, like a special intercooler, lowering springs, special exhaust system, roll cage, strut tower bar, big Volk Racing RE30 wheels, an extra powerful brake setup with two kinds of calipers (front and rear), and a Nismo Version II front bumper and side skirts.
Walker has made some changes to the inside of the car, like adding a Momo steering wheel covered with Alcantara fabric, getting front seats from OMP with five-point harnesses and installing a Windows PC connected to an MFD Xenarc display which will show the digital gauges from the movie.