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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Dominic Toretto’s ‘Fast and Furious’ Chevelle is Heading to Auction



Furious7 continues to make headlines for its massive box office haul (over $200 million domestically), but for car collecting fans of the series, there’s another Fast and Furious headline that’s making news. Paul Walker’s iconic R34 Nissan GT-R from 2009′s Fast and Furious remains up for sale, and it isn’t the only car from the movie with a price tag. 
This 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle, also from the fourth movie, will cross the block at Dallas’ Leake Auction on April 18, and could earn a pretty penny for its role in the popular street racing series.


While Dominic Toretto might be known for his love of the 1970 Dodge Charger, Vin Diesel’s character takes to the blacktop in a ’70 Chevelle SS in the fourth film, and in fact swaps paint with Paul Walker’s GT-R in one of the climactic scenes. According to ClassicCars, this Chevelle (a ’71 built to ’70 specifications) was sourced as an exact backup to the film’s stunt car for the street racing ‘bridge scene’, in case it didn’t survive shooting.

As such, it was fitted with a roll cage, Hotchkis suspension, Wilwood brakes, as well as a special drift brake, matching the same fitments of the Chevelle hero car. Luckily, the stunt car survived the shot and this Chevelle never had to attempt the leap.


The car was built by Frank Collins of Cinema Vehicles and consigned to the auction by owner Jeff Allen (star of CNBC’s The Car Chasers), who told ClassicCars that he has owned 15 cars from the Fast and Furious films. His reason for selling? He’s already seen half a dozen cars that he’d like to own from Furious7.