Paul Walker’s Iconic Fast & Furious Skyline R34 GT-R Up for Auction
If you’re a Fast and Furious fan, you’ll want to sit down for this. The moment we’ve all been waiting for is here – the legendary 2000 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R, driven by the late Paul Walker in the movie Fast & Furious 4, is set to hit the auction block next month according to Best Looking Cars.
This customized GT-R, affectionately known as ‘Godzilla,’ is one of the most iconic cars in the franchise, and for good reason. It was built to Paul Walker’s personal specifications by Daryl Alison of Kaizo Industries, making it a truly one-of-a-kind ride. From its custom roll cage and dashboard-mounted PC to its Turbonetics intercooler and Nismo NE-1 high-performance exhaust, this car is a petrolhead’s dream come true. And let’s not forget about the OMP custom racing bucket seats, still in Paul Walker’s seating position today, adding to its unique appeal.
But that’s not all – the GT-R’s classic Bayside Blue paint job is the cherry on top, chosen by Paul Walker himself over the ‘Sticker Bomber’ look seen in previous Fast & Furious films. And it’s remained untouched since filming wrapped up in 2009, preserving its original look and place in cinematic history.
Bonhams Auction House is handling the sale, and they’re expecting the bidding to hit the seven-figure mark – leaving the previous record for an R34 model in the dust. The current record, set in 2021, saw a 2002 R34 Skyline GT-R V-Spec II Nur sell for almost £400,000 ($549,000) in an online auction. But this particular GT-R is in a league of its own, with its starring role as the ‘hero car’ in Fast & Furious 4, meaning it was used for close-up shots of Paul Walker at the wheel. And although six replica Skyline stunt cars were used for the thrilling action sequences, this original GT-R remains the star of the show.
If you’re wondering what modifications were made to the car for the film, we’ve got you covered. It features a Turbonetics front-mount intercooler, Nismo lowering springs, custom-built roll cage, ARC titanium strut brace, 19X11 Volk Racing RE30 wheels, Rotora brake conversion, Nismo Version II bumper with side skirts, East Bear hood, rear seat delete, Momo Sport Alcantara steering wheel, Nismo V-Spec pedals, custom head-up display, MFD Xenarc Display unit with gauges programmed to the car’s ECU, Sony head unit, and Nismo NE-1 exhaust system. Plus, the boost pressure has been raised to 550hp with an uprated intercooler and exhaust modifications.
“The car has seen very little use in recent years and has been a very popular exhibit at the Munich Motorworld, with fans coming from far and wide to see this iconic car,” Bonhams, the auction house handling the sale, said. “In recent years, notably, it has been wrapped in a paint protection film.”
Car collectors, Fast & Furious enthusiasts, and Paul Walker fans alike are sure to be revving their engines in anticipation of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The auction goes live on Friday, 28 April, and closes a week later on Friday, 5 May, at 17:00. And if you want to catch a glimpse of this piece of automotive and cinematic history before the auction, you can view it at Motorworld in Munich until 26 April.