After the 2000 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R, driven by Paul Walker in Fast & Furious 4, was announced for auction earlier this month, the vehicle has already been sold by Bonhams auction house.
The Japanese sports car fetched a price of $1.35 million and, in the process, set a new world record for a Skyline GT-R sold at public auction.
This is despite the fact that the GT-R in question is actually not a rare edition built by Nismo like the limited run Z-Tune, and was in fact modified by an aftermarket tuner by the name of Kaizo Industries.
The story goes that Universal Film Studios gave Paul Walker the freedom to modify the GT-R in any way he saw fit for his starring role in the film.
Major modifications made to it include the installation of a Turbonetics front-mount intercooler, rotora brake conversion and a Nismo NE-1 exhaust. The twin-turbocharged 2.6-liter RB26 engine is claimed to produce around 550 hp, a serious amount for a vehicle of this age.
Interestingly, the car was confiscated by the US government after the filming of the fourth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, given that Kaizo imported it as a frame and later fitted it with an RB26 engine. Did and named it ‘Kit’. , The car was eventually exported to Germany where it remained on display for many years.