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.
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.
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.
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.
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