The Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale was in full swing this weekend, and plenty of rare and unique cars made their way across the auction stage. A good chunk of those vehicles belonged to the late actor Paul Walker, known for his role as cop Brian O'Connor in the Fast and the Furious franchise movies. A total of 21 cars and motorcycles from Walker's collection were on the docket and crossed the auction stage at random over the weekend. One of those cars was this 1989 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R seen here.
This gutted and race-ready '89 Skyline R32 went for a final auction price of $100,100, not including the 10% buyer's premium. The Skyline would normally fetch a price between $20,000 and $75,000, but this one was justifiably higher due to the fact that it belonged to the late actor, and that it is already modified to handle the track. A custom 2009 Nissan 370Z that appeared in Fast Five took home $105,600 on Thursday, the highest 370Z to ever sell at auction. Altogether, Paul Walker's collection brought in $2.33 million over the weekend in Scottsdale.
Under the hood of this right-hand-drive Skyline sits a stock 2.6-liter inline-6 engine boosted by a pair of turbochargers that generates a healthy 332-horsepower. Shifting power is provided by a 5-speed manual transmission, and the car features ATTESSA all-wheel drive. Open the doors to reveal a full roll-cage, one Sparco racing seat, and a fire extinguisher for safety.
In the United States, the old-school Skyline is a rare breed. Just a few short years ago, the 1989 model was given the legal green light to import thanks to the 25-years rule. It's not a car that you see everyday rolling the streets in The States, so somebody got their hands on quite the unicorn, especially considering its history.
Other vehicles from Walker's collection consisted of a hoard of BMW M3 E36 Lightweights with one 1995 Alpine White example bringing in $385,000 alone on Saturday. Vehicles that sold included a track-only 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302S that was never raced, a worn 1963 Chevy Nova, and three motorcycles.
All proceeds from Paul Walker's collection of cars will go to a trust for Meadow, Paul Walker's daughter. She manages her dad's foundation.
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