Way back in 2001, few could have predicted that the movie The Fast and The Furious would blossom into what it is today. What started as a single movie has grown into one of the world's most popular and profitable movie franchises in modern entertainment history. The Furious series' impact on car culture, and culture at large, can't be understated.
That's why , an original stunt car used in filming the first Furious movie and that starred in that installment's final drag race scene, is in the second week of May.
The stunt car is a runner, with the desirable 3.0-liter 2JZ-GE inline-six and a 5-speed stick, though the twin Holley Performance nitrous bottles visible through the rear hatch aren't plumbed into the engine. Everything else is instantly recognizable: The Bomex body kit, the huge APR rear wing, the Dazz wheels, and those signature wild Modern Image graphics.
Since this was a stunt car used for exterior driving shots, the drivetrain is intact, but the interior is positively utilitarian: Aside from the upgraded racing seats, the Sparco steering wheel, and the full roll cage and fuel cell, there isn't much going on inside. The gauges are straightforward, the door panels are sheet metal, and the upholstery is mostly gone.
The estimated market price of $200,000 is mighty high for a 22-year-old Supra, no doubt. But this thing has everything going for it: It's not just an actual film car used in shooting the movie, it's arguably the single most recognizable car from the entire Fast & Furious franchise. It's the car that introduced a generation of moviegoers to Paul Walker, the beloved star whose tragic death gave Furious 7 a somber tone.
The Indianapolis auction runs May 12th-17th, and we don't doubt that this car will fetch some major bidding action.