Vin Diesel's Backfires

June 2, 2005
Like you, we've been clearing room in our garage for some new collector machines. Maybe a Ford GT? Possibly. How about a new Z06 'Vette? Perhaps.

Wait.

Here's just the thing! And it's only, oh, five years past its cultural sell-by date:

The souped-up 1993 Toyota Supra that starred in both “Fast and Furious” movies, notably crashing into a Pepsi billboard after a bridge stunt scene in “2 Fast 2 Furious,” is on the block at OnlineAuction.com. The car has been restored to “2 Fast 2 Furious” condition by original designer Eddie Paul, a former Hollywood stuntman who has been building high-octane movie cars for more than three decades. The rear spoiler is signed by Paul and stunt driver Kevin Jackson.

But wait - here's the real glory in the story:

The star Supra is being auctioned by owner Gary A. Sigel, a senior research scientist for Armstrong Floor Products. Sigel purchased the car over a year ago after his then-13-year-old son found it in a Midwest salvage yard following its accidental sale at a movie prop auction after the second movie wrapped. The senior Sigel shipped the vehicle to Paul for restoration, and it has since been featured in car shows around the country as well as in Paul’s two behind-the-scenes “Fast and Furious” car books.

We'd make some clever joke about Vin Diesel's career, but who knew he'd open The Pacifier to $30.2 million?

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