Fast and not frugal: Paul Walker’s Supra nets $185,000 at Mecum Auctions

As a teen in 2001, I thought Paul Walker’s 1993 Toyota Supra in The Fast and the Furious was the coolest car in the entire world. The Japanese sports car may be a bit gaudy for my (slightly) matured taste now, but the vehicle’s recent auction shows that nostalgia has real value.

At a Mecum Auctions event in Indianapolis last week, the 1993 Supra Walker drove in the film fetched an impressive $185,000.

The orange Mark IV is far from stock, as The Shark Shop in El Segundo, California fitted it with a full roll cage, a Bomex body kit, an APR wing, Dazz alloy wheels with Yokohama tires, and a tuner-friendly interior. Of course, we can’t forget the two bottles of nitrous oxide in the back, which seemed to magically manipulate the space-time continuum when activated in the movie.

In 1993, the Supra’s naturally-aspirated inline-six (no, they didn’t use the turbo model) channeled 220 horsepower through a five-speed manual transmission.

Related: Toyota’s planned Supra successor could cost more than a Corvette

In case you were living under a rock for the last couple months, the most recent entrant in The Fast & Furious franchise did pretty well.

As of May 19th, Furious 7 has pulled in over $1.4 billion dollars worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of 2015 and the fourth-highest grossing film of all time. I suppose that’s what happens when you throw a Lykan HyperSport through not one, not two, but three skyscrapers in Abu Dhabi. This is a film that knows exactly what it is.

Despite Paul Walker’s passing, a sequel to Furious 7 is a foregone conclusion, and Dwayne Johnson recently confirmed he will return. As a side note, if the film isn’t titled F8 with ridiculous ‘fate’ taglines, I will be very disappointed.

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