50-year-old Chevrolet from “Fast and the Furious” will be auctioned offSeptember 25, 2020
In one of the parts of the franchise, the hero of Vin Diesel rode a sports car
At an Australian auction, Lloyds put up for sale a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS for $ 45,000. The coupe is famous for taking part in the shooting of the Fast and Furious film series. Dominic Toretto was driving the car on the screen.
The 50-year-old Chevrolet Chevelle SS first appeared on screen in a scene after the credits of the first installment of the franchise. Then the two-door coupe had a red color and black stripes along the body. For the filming of the next films of the Fast and the Furious series, the car was repainted in a matte dark gray color.
The next time the car got a full role in the fourth part of the franchise. Since the car was supposed to be destroyed according to the plot of the series, six identical Chevrolet Chevelles took part in the filming. It was on this model that the hero of Vin Diesel, Dominic Toretto, moved for most of the film. The fact that the specimen belongs to the cinema world is confirmed by documents from the Universal studio.
Under the hood of the coupe is a V8 5.7 with 350 horsepower. The unit works in tandem with a manual transmission. In addition, the car is equipped with an additional safety cage and bucket seats, between which there is a nitrous oxide bottle. Another feature of this Chevrolet is the Ride or Die lettering on the bonnet. According to the seller, it was inflicted in 2015 by Cody Walker, the brother of the deceased actor Paul Walker, who replaced him on the filming of some scenes.
Currently, part of the automotive film franchise can be purchased for $ 45,000.
At the end of August, the 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 was put up for sale, which was restored “to the state of a new car.” The author of the ad assures that this copy was used in the filming of “Hobbs and Shaw” and the still unreleased ninth part of “Fast and the Furious”. The starting bid for the auction was $ 75,000.
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