Three collector vehicles with diverse celebrity history, including the famed 1994 Toyota Supra Turbo that appeared with actor Paul Walker in two of The Fast and the Furious films, will cross the block without reserves during Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction.
“There’s a short list of vehicles that have made movie history, like the Toyota Supra from ‘The Fast and the Furious’ franchise,” said Craig Jackson, CEO of Barrett-Jackson, in a news release. “This Supra became a movie character that generations of enthusiasts have come to love.
“We’ll also have vehicles with some impressive celebrity provenance, like the 903-horsepower 2015 McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar, which was originally owned by one of the world’s most popular electronic-music producers, Deadmau5.”
For the uninitiated, Deadmau5 (pronounced “dead mouse”) is a super-popular DJ, producer and musician who is very-much alive. His 2015 McLaren P1 at auction is No. 236 of 375 produced, has a combined 903 horsepower from its flat-plane V8 engine and electric motor, and can hit 120 mph in 6.8 seconds.
Deadmau5 is the original owner of the P1, which has been driven just 180 miles.
The Supra, built by Eddie Paul at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, California, was the one driven by Walker in the original The Fast and the Furious and 2003’s 2 Fast 2 Furious. With its distinctive styling and graphics, the Supra being auctioned is the one that served as the “hero car” used for closeup exterior and interior shots.
“This Supra is a factory turbo car powered by the famed 2JZ-GTE 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission,” the auction news release notes. “Extensive documentation accompanies the vehicle, including a certificate of authenticity.
Besides its performance potential, the custom Supra would be a traffic-stopping showpiece wherever it goes.
Wrestling fans should take note that a 2003 custom chopper owned by WWC Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg will be on the auction docket. Built by the West Coast Choppers team led by Jesse James, the bike is powered by a S&S V-twin Evo engine, finished in all black, and rides on a massive 18×8.5-inch rear wheel and 21×2.5-inch wheel in front.
The motorcycle is named El Diablo and was ridden by Goldberg in the “Bull Run” television series, as well as being featured in a number of publications.
Barrett-Jackson reports that it is still accepting consignments for the Las Vegas Auction, which takes place June 17-19 at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
For more information, visit the Barrett-Jackson website.