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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Car and Celeb: Paul Walker’s 550bhp Nissan Skyline is for sale

Walker, who sadly passed away late last year,
drove this heavily modified R34 Nissan Skyline in
the fourth instalment of the freakishly popular
movie franchise.
It's one of nine Skylines used for the film, but is
the only actual Skyline - the others, we're reliably
informed, were all stunt cars fitted on VW Beetle
chassis' with plastic bodies. Yep, that actually
happened.
So, this Skyline then. Underneath the bonnet sits a
twin-turbo 2.6-litre straight-six engine with a
Turbonetics front mounted intercooler. This sends
around 550bhp to all four wheels via a six-speed
Getrag shifter. We're told that a simple software
mod could see that power rocket up to over
1000bhp.
Then there's a whole suite of goodies to get your
inner Max Power fiend excited: Nismo lowering
springs, a custom roll cage, an ARC titanium strut
tower bar, Volk racing wheels, a Rotora big brake
conversion, a Nismo bumper and side skirts, no
rear seats, a Momo Alcantara steering wheel,
Nismo pedals and a custom head up display for a
dash-mounted PC.
Oh, there's also a Nismo exhaust, many gauges,
custom seats and a "40-page appraisal from a well
known accredited appraisal company documenting
the build and movie car history, indicating a value
range between €750,000 and €5,000,000."
Yep - the car is estimated to sell for at least
£600,000, but considering it's covered just
6,000km, we suspect it'll be significantly higher.
Could it possibly reach the estimated upper range
of that price tag of £4 million?
Source: TG

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