The time has come Fast and Furious fans. One of the most iconic cars from the franchise is about to hit the auction block. The legendary 2000 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R, driven by the late Paul Walker in Fast & Furious 4, is set to steal the spotlight next month in a dedicated stand-alone online auction. This high-octane movie car, affectionately known as ‘Godzilla,’ is expected to roar past the £1 million mark when the hammer drops at Bonhams Auction House. This is what you need to know.
This R34 GT-R isn’t just any old car—it was customized by Daryl Alison of Kaizo Industries to Paul Walker’s personal specifications, making it a truly one-of-a-kind ride. From its custom roll cage and dashboard-mounted PC to its Turbonetics intercooler and Nismo NE-1 high-performance exhaust, this car is a petrolhead’s dream come true. OMP custom racing bucket seats remain in Paul Walker’s seating position today, further adding to its unique appeal.
The late Paul Walker, a modern-day cult hero known for his love of fast cars, preferred the car’s classic Bayside Blue paint job over the ‘Sticker Bomber’ look seen in previous Fast & Furious films. This GT-R remains untouched since filming wrapped up in 2009, preserving its original look and cementing its place in cinematic history.
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is sure to have car collectors, Fast & Furious enthusiasts, and Paul Walker fans revving their engines in anticipation. The GT-R has been a popular exhibit at Munich Motorworld, drawing fans from far and wide to admire its unique blend of cinematic and automotive history.
If the Skyline sells for the seven-figure sum it’s expected to, it’ll leave the previous record for an R34 model in the dust. The current record, set in 2021, saw a 2002 R34 Skyline GT-R V-Spec II Nur sell for almost £400,000 ($549,000) in an online auction. That’s nothing to sneeze at, but this particular GT-R is in a league of its own.
Paul Walker’s GT-R was featured extensively in Fast & Furious 4 as the ‘hero car,’ meaning it was the one used for close-up shots of Walker at the wheel. The actor can be seen tearing through Los Angeles in a high-stakes street race and later using the Japanese sports car for smuggling drugs across the Mexican border. The thrilling action sequences, including the car being eventually blown up in a fireball, were carried out by six replica Skyline stunt cars. However, this original GT-R remains the star of the show.
Bonhams, the auction house handling the sale, said:
“The car has seen very little use in recent years and has been a very popular exhibit at the Munich Motorworld, with fans coming from far and wide to see this iconic car. In recent years, notably, it has been wrapped in a paint protection film.”
This street racer is truly a piece of automotive and cinematic history, representing an era of high-octane action and thrilling car chases. The auction goes live on Friday, 28 April, and closes a week later on Friday, 5 May, at 17:00. In the meantime, the GT-R can be viewed at Motorworld in Munich until 26 April. So, mark your calendars, grab your popcorn, and get ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush as the race to own a genuine piece of cinematic and automotive history begins now.
Modifications made for the film
- Turbonetics front-mount intercooler
- Nismo lowering springs
- Custom-built roll cage
- ARC titanium strut brace
- 19X11 Volk Racing RE30 19×11 wheels
- Rotora brake conversion with six piston calipers on the front and four piston calipers at the rear
- Nismo Version II bumper with side skirts
- East Bear hood
- Rear Seat delete
- Momo Sport Alcantara steering wheel
- Nismo V-Spec pedals (seen in close up during the street race countdown)
- Custom head-up display for dashboard mounted monitor
- MFD Xenarc Display unit with gauges programmed to the car’s ECU
- Sony head unit
- OMP custom racing seats with five-point belt system
- Nismo NE-1 exhaust system
- Boost pressure raised to 550hp with uprated intercooler and exhaust modifications