Ahead of the next Fast and Furious installment, the franchise is taking the world by storm for a non-film-related reason. This 1994 Toyota Supra should look familiar to fans of the film, as it was one of the Toyota Supras used to film the 2001 classic. The Supra also appeared in the film’s sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious. While it might have become famous on the silver screen, the orange ’94 Toyota Supra became a blockbuster at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas sale, going for $500,000.
It should be noted that this is one of eight Supras used in various capacities to film the movie, according to Craig Lieberman. Lieberman might know what he’s talking about, as his Supra was used as the hero car for the film. This stunt Supra was built to emulate the hero car, and perform, well, stunts. As Lieberman explains, as far as stunt cars go, the car had it easy and only performed some handbrake turns and flying shots. Even though it was a stunt car, the late Paul Walker did drive this very Toyota on screen.
As you’d imagine the car needed to be restored to its original The Fast and the Furious livery after its repurposing for the film’s sequel. The restoration largely brings the car back to its silver screen days. The restoration must have been good enough to help this A80 Supra hammer for $500,000 at auction, or $550,000 if you include fees.
This should be good news for folks that have the continually appreciating fourth-generation Supra or for those with cars from the film. More importantly, it shows how much attention and affection surrounds the legendary film. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the film’s hero car usurp this stunt machine’s hammer price if it were to ever head to auction.
You can watch the car at the Barrett-Jackson auction in the video above.
Did you ever think that the stunt cars from The Fast and the Furious would be this desirable? Do you think these prices will go up? Or down? Let us know in the comments below.
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