It’s no surprise that a Nissan 370Z that featured quite prominently in the fifth installment of The Fast and the Furious, went for a large amount of money in the recent 2020 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. It’s even more unsurprising when you realise that the previous owner of the car was none other than Paul Walker, the actor who played the character Brian O’Connor and who later died in a car accident in 2013.
The car, a modified 2009 370Z boasting a fake intercooler and NOS bottles behind the seats, sold for $105,600, making it the most expensive 370Z ever sold. While it featured a different body kit, black wheels, and a carbon bonnet when it was being driven by Gal Gadot’s character in the movies, underneath the body panels sits a mostly stock 370Z. It wields a 3.7-litre V6 that produces 332bhp, with it being pushed through a 6-speed manual gearbox, with the only enhancing modifications being a racing steering wheel and seat.
Despite this, it’s all-star ownership and IMDb history makes it a seriously valuable car, especially to the right buyer. Not only did it get pushed sideways in clips of one of the most popular films ever created, but it was owned by its main star, too.
In 2015, a Mk4 Toyota Supra also owned by Paul Walker sold for $185,000. It was a naturally aspirated variant with a non-turbo 3.0-litre. Since then, Supra prices have skyrocketed. Is the 370Z about to reach a similar value jump?