Barrett-Jackson have a piece of new millennium movie history for their Las Vegas auction in the form of a 1994 Toyota Supra used in ‘The Fast and the Furious’.
A star car from the first movie in the “Fast Saga”, the JZA80 (MkIV) Supra consigned with Barrett-Jackson for their 17-19 June Las Vegas auction also appeared in the sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious.
“There’s a short list of vehicles that have made movie history, like the Toyota Supra from ‘The Fast and the Furious’ franchise,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “This Supra became a movie character that generations of enthusiasts have come to love.”
In 2001’s The Fast and the Furious, this Supra was one of eight used in the movie, driven by Paul Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, and featured in multiple interior and exterior shots.
Of course, The Fast and the Furious became a global box office hit and spawned eight sequels, including the latest instalment, ‘Fast & Furious 9’, which opened in Australian cinemas on 17 June.
The Supra was a big part of that success.
The car was built for the movie by Eddie Paul, from The Shark Shop in El Segundo, California, and incorporated features like a Bomex front spoiler and side skirts, underbody lighting, TRD ventilated bonnet, APR rear wing and 19-inch Dazz/Racing Hart M5 Tuner 19-inch wheels. Inside, the black leather trim was enhanced with blue suede inserts.
Quigley’s Auto Body applied the Lamborghini Candy Orange pearl paint, while Troy Lee Designs created the ‘Nuclear Gladiator decal that adorns the car’s flanks.
Under the bonnet, most of the ‘Fast’ Supras ran the stock 2JZ 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine, as featured on this car, but one was fitted with a Turbonetics T-66 turbo and other mods, including a nitrous system and a bunch of GReddy parts.
The auction car features a four-speed automatic, which was also common to most of the eight Supras used in the film, although at least one ran a Getrag six-speed manual with sequential adapter.
Following completion of The Fast and The Furious, some of the surviving Supras were re-used for the 2003 sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious. To appear as the car driven by “Slap Jack”, the Supra’s TRD bonnet was retained, but a clear panel was added to see the engine, while the bodykit, rear wing, front guards and wheels were all replaced with alternative items or modified to make the car look different. A respray in gold and all-new graphics completed the transformation.
Under the bonnet, upgrades and additions made to the Supra for 2 Fast 2 Furious (but not fitted to this car) supposedly included a GReddy turbo and intercooler, Power Extreme exhaust and Nitrous Express nitrous oxide system.
Sometime after 2 Fast 2 Furious, the Supra shown here was returned to its appearance from the first movie, including all the original aero parts, paint and graphics.
One of Hollywood’s most iconic cars comes to Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction with an extensive documentation file confirming its provenance, as well as a Certificate of Authenticity.
The Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction opens on 17 June and runs to 19 June. For more details on this car, which is being offered with no reserve, click HERE.
For general auction details, go to: barrett-jackson.com
Photos: courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Auctions
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