Now that the Fast and Furious film franchise has gone from that movie that made you do burnouts in the parking lot with your ‘97 Civic EX, to a full-fledged international juggernaut, car collectors will be looking to get a piece of the action. Now is your chance to own the “10 second” Supra that started it all.
The 1993 Toyota Supra stunt-car was custom made for the film and built by Eddie Paul at the The Shark Shop in California. It will be up for bid at the Mecum auctions, with an estimate between $150,000 - $200,000.
Like most movie cars, the performance is more impressive on screen than in real life. This Supra has a naturally aspirated (!!!) 2JZ-GE 3.0-liter inline-six motor with 220hp, paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. So if you are looking for the orange monster that could “decimate all” at Race Wars and allow you to shift thirty-seven times, it is going to be a bit of a let down.
What you will get is an iconic car with a lot of show, and not much go. It does have a set of NOS bottles that are not connected to the motor, and comes complete with a body kit, wing, and stickers galore that you would expect from a 90’s tuner car.
Of course you could probably buy a handful of 355 Spyders for the same price, but all this Supra would need is some overnight parts from Japan to transform it into the on-screen legend that had us all get subscriptions to Sport Compact Car magazine.
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