If you were to collect just one car from the Fast & Furious franchise, it would be undoubtedly the orange Toyota Supra as seen in the first FF movie. I mean the “10-second car” was like the key to the first FF movie. And you know what? Lucky you, this car is actually up for grab.
The 1994 Toyota Supra “Fast & Furious” Movie Car (Lot #744) will go on the block in sale organized by Barrett-Jackson Auction Company in Las Vegas on June 17-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It will be open to bidders without reserve.
The car was first used in the 2001’s movie for interior and exterior shots and subsequently, it was brought back to back to Eddie Paul at The Shark Shop in El Segundo to be modified again for its appearance as Slap Jack’s Supra in 2003’s 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Anyhoo, the car would later head back to the shop and reinstated to the original form, dressed in the familiar Lamborghini Diablo Candy Orange Pearl paint job and complete with the Troy Lee-designed “Nuclear Gladiator” decal on the side.
The listing stated that the 1994 Toyota Supra “Fast & Furious” Movie Car is powered by a factory 3.0L 2JZ-GTE twin-turbocharged inline 6 engine, mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission (???). This means it should has a rated maximum output of 276 HP (a limit set in Japan during that time)… when new. Odometer number, however, is not disclosed.
Now, here’s the thing, the car’s engine was actually modified, but the auction listing did no mention that. Could it be that it was restored to stock? I dunno. If it did not get restored back to stock, this car should produce around 400 plus ponies in low boost.
As far as the listing goes, this movie car further features Bomex front spoiler and side skits, TRD-style hood, APR aluminum biplane rear wing, and 19-inch Dazz Motorsport Racing Hart M5 Tuner wheels.
Fun fact: according to Craig Lieberman, a technical advisor to Universal who was directly involved in the FF movies, there were a total of five Supras. Four of which were basically, well, stunt cars, and the car you see here (known as HERO 1) IS NOT one of stunt cars.
It was the Supra that has gotten all the “goodies” and hence, it is quite notable. In the video posted in 2019, Lieberman also mentioned the HERO 1 was sold to a German company ChromeCars.de.
Images: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company.