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Looking Back on Paul Walker’s Fast & Furious Car Collection

Looking Back on Paul Walker’s Fast & Furious Car Collection

Paul Walker was an avid car collector, and had over 20 vehicles in his garage, including racing cars, sleek Ferraris, and vintage classics. Walker rose to fame in the 90s with supporting roles in hits like Varsity Blues and She’s All That.

However, Paul Walker’s break-out role was alongside Vin Diesel in 2001’s car-centered action film, The Fast and the Furious. His star rose so much, that he turned down the opportunity to play Superman.

In 2013, Walker tragically died in a fatal crash while riding as a passenger in the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. The car collided with a stationary pole in Santa Clarita, California, resulting in the deaths of both occupants.

In the fourth Fast and Furious movie in 2009, Paul Walker drove a twin-turbocharged electric blue Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 with a V6 2.6-liter engine and dual overhead cams. This car became Paul Walker’s signature ride in the franchise. However, Paul Walker’s car collection boasted a mix of his favorites such as Mustangs and Ferraris. Here are some standouts.

Walker’s Ford Shelby GT350SR 40th Anniversary Edition

Walker’s passion for Ford Mustangs is evident in his car collection. The 2006 Shelby GT350SR is a prime example. Limited to 40 units, it commemorated the 40th anniversary of the original Shelby GT350. It featured a 9-inch locking differential and significant chassis and body enhancements for increased rigidity. The car also boasted a custom side exhaust, power steering, adjustable trailing arms, and 4-wheel disc brakes.

According to VIP Fortunes, the price tag for this ride is $322,762.

Walker’s Ford Mustang Cobra R ’93

Paul Walker’s collection boasted yet another Mustang gem – a 1993 Cobra R, resplendent in Vibrant Red paint. This particular Cobra R marked the grand finale for the Foxbody era, just before the introduction of the fourth-generation Mustang in 1994. Ford’s SVT team meticulously shed over 450 pounds from the standard ‘Stang, stripping away electric windows, sound deadening, the stereo, and various creature comforts. Not stopping there, they even bid farewell to the rear seats, transforming the Cobra R into a sleek two-seater marvel.

Only 107 units of the Cobra R were ever produced, each with a powerful 5.0L V8 engine producing an impressive 235 horsepower. It achieved a swift 0-60 mph sprint in just 5.7 seconds, showcasing its remarkable speed. The stripped-down and race-ready nature of the Cobra R contributes to its enduring value among collectors, resulting in high resale prices. In fact, in 2019, an impeccably preserved example with only 500 miles fetched a staggering $132,000, setting a record.

Walker’s Ferrari Testarossa

There is limited knowledge about Walker’s Testarossa, and it remains unclear whether Paul Walker owned the car outright or shared ownership with his business partner Roger Rodas. Ferrari mentions that the car was intended to be the successor to the 512BBi, with Pininfarina deviating from tradition to craft a wider and visually captivating design. However, some car lovers claim the Ferrari handles poorly.

The Testarossa stands out for its distinctive side strakes that extend from the doors to the rear wheel arches. Not only did it push boundaries in terms of appearance, but it also delivered cutting-edge performance. With a quarter-mile time of 13.5 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph, it was truly impressive. This was especially notable considering that the fastest car at the time of the Testarossa’s release was another Ferrari, the 288 GTO, which was only 5 mph faster.

Paul Walker’s Movie Star Car of His Collection… His Ford Shelby Mustang Eleanor Replica

Paul Walker was the proud owner of a recreated “Eleanor” Shelby Mustang featured in the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds. This film was a massive success at the box office, and the 1967 Mustang designed by Chip Foose, which played a prominent role, became an iconic symbol. Originally, 11 cars were produced to portray Eleanor, but only three “hero” models managed to survive filming completely intact.

Walker’s car was not an authentic original, but rather a faithful replica. The identity of the creator behind Walker’s replica remains unknown, but in the years following the film, numerous companies have emerged solely dedicated to crafting Eleanor clones.