A collection of 21 vehicles owned by the estate of late actor and car enthusiast Paul Walker is set to be sold at the 49th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottdale auction.
Best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the Fast and the Furious franchise, Walker was an avid car enthusiast who was sadly killed during a drive in a Porsche Carrera GT in 2013.
Included in the sale will be five rare BMW E36 M3 Lightweights, which were built as homologation specials by BMW for the US, all in Alpine White with the BMW M colours in the form of a flag on the hood.
Barrett-Jackson says this will be the most E36 lightweights ever sold at a single auction, of the 125 estimated to have been produced.
Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, says the auction house is “deeply honoured” to have been selected as the auction house to find new homes for these vehicles.
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“Paul’s impact was immense through both his influence as an actor… and his philanthropic drive as the founder of Reach Out Worldwide.
“We’re proud to help continue Paul Walker’s legacy by offering his esteemed collection to their new caretakers at our flagship Scottsdale event.”
As well as the five E36 M3 Lightweights included in the sale, a Fast and the Furious film car (from Fast Five) is up for grabs, specifically a Nissan 370Z which became part of the ‘collection’ of cars the team amassed in the film.
Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson, says the collection of cars up for sale is a reflection of the broad enthusiasm Walker had for driving and enjoying and all things automotive.
“Paul’s passion for performance was especially expressed in the cars he loved. This group of vehicles also represents the evolution of the hobby, as collectors are clearly broadening their horizons and diversifying their collections.”
There are pickups and motorbikes in the mix of 21 vehicles, but here are the highlights according to us:
- 1967 Chevrolet II Nova
- 1988 BMW M3 E30
- 1989 Nissan R32 Skyline Race Car
- 1991 BMW M3 E30 Coupe
- Five 1995 BMW M3 E36 Lightweights, one with an iconic LTW wing and ‘livery delete’
- 2000 Audi S4
- 2009 Nissan 370Z (used in the Fast Five film)
- 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302S Race Car
The auction is set to take place on January 11-19, 2020.