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Paul Walker’s ‘Fast and Furious’ Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R Goes Up for Auction

If you didn’t get the chance to grab Vin Diesel’s Chevy from Fast and Furious 4 or Paul Walker’s ‘Fast & Furious’ Supra, you’ll want to pay attention. On 28 April 2023, the R34 Skyline GT-R driven by Paul Walker in the fourth movie of the $6 billion franchise, 2009’s “Fast & Furious,” is going under the hammer at a Bonhams. With the tenth instalment in the series fast approaching, you might have the opportunity to pull up the premier in the late, great Paul Walker’s signature ride, a blue Nissan skyline, with plenty of NOS (and family).

And before you even ask, several R34 Nissan Skylines were used for filming, but this car was the only GT-R. The others were lesser GT and GT-T models modified to resemble the hero car. Now, let’s take a closer look.

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Driven by Paul Walker in Fast and Furious, Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R by Kaizo | Image: Bonhams

As an avid GT-R fan, Paul Walker himself selected the car’s exact specifications. In addition to choosing the signature Bayside Blue exterior, Walker is said to have requested modifications, including a Turbonetics front-mounted intercooler, Nismo lowering springs, a NE-1 exhaust, a roll cage, an ARC titanium strut tower bar, 19-inch Volk Racing RE30 wheels, a Rotora brake system with 6-piston front and 4-piston rear callipers, and a Nismo Version II front bumper and side skirts.

Walker also chose the interior specs, including an Alcantara-clad Momo steering wheel, OMP front seats with five-point harnesses, and a Windows PC linked to an MFD Xenarc display, which generates the digital gauge readouts seen in the film.

The 2000 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R was cheekily imported into the US as a kit car by former company Kaizo Industries before being reassembled for use in the movie. Their methods allowed them to circumvent the strict import restrictions for high-performance vehicles in the US. Surprisingly, the loophole also allowed them to import the car without an engine. Unfortunately, this means the car’s engine differs from the original, despite sourcing a correct RB26 engine, which may dissuade sticklers for authenticity.

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Driven by Paul Walker in Fast and Furious, Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R by Kaizo | Image: Bonhams

It wasn’t until after filming that US Border Force discovered Kaizo’s cheeky importation exploit and seized the car. It was finally released in 2012 and sold to a customer in Germany, where it currently resides, despite never being registered for road use in Europe. The car is being offered for sale with its Kaizo build plate and a previously expired Nevada title, so you’ll need to add rego to your budget.

If you’re a fan of the “Fast and Furious” franchise and Nissan Skylines, this R34 GT-R will surely be a dream come true. Just be prepared to pay a pretty penny for it. However, if you don’t have the cash, maybe you could build Dom’s Dodge Charger With LEGO Technic instead.

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For more Nissan Skyline GT-R goodness, check out our coverage of when Lewis Hamilton took one for a hoon through the streets of Tokyo.

Check out the auction here

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Driven by Paul Walker in Fast and Furious, Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R by Kaizo | Image: Bonhams

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Driven by Paul Walker in Fast and Furious, Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R by Kaizo | Image: Bonhams

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Driven by Paul Walker in Fast and Furious, Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R by Kaizo | Image: Bonhams

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Driven by Paul Walker in Fast and Furious, Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R by Kaizo | Image: Bonhams

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Driven by Paul Walker in Fast and Furious, Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R by Kaizo | Image: Bonhams

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Elliot Nash is a journalist and content producer from Sydney with over five years’ experience in the digital media space. He holds a Bachelor of Communications (Media Arts & Production) from the University of Technology Sydney and a Diploma of Screen & Media from the Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE. Specialising in pop culture, news & current affairs, photography, audio and hi-fi, Elliot’s work has featured in 9News.com.au, 7NEWS.com.au, Next Luxury, Alive Radio and WhistleOut. He currently works as a Context Executive at Yoghurt Digital.