Paul Walker’s 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 at auction

  • The star of The fast and the furious The movie franchise passed away in 2013, but one of its personal vehicles will play its own starring role at this year’s Monterey Car Week in August.
  • Fully restored and looking fresh, this 1973 Porsche 911 features a 2.7-liter flat-six engine and black and white houndstooth seats, all wrapped in a bright yellow exterior with black accents.
  • Walker once said to Jay Leno how he found this car for sale online and agreed to buy it without seeing it in 2011.

    The list of glorious vehicles to be auctioned at Monterey Car Week 2022 next month is full of jaw-dropping possibilities, from a 1934 Packard Custom 12-in-12 Convertible Sedan to a 2012 Ferrari LaFerrari Prototype MP1. If you’re a fan of The fast and the furious movies, however, there’s only one you’ll want in your own garage: a light yellow 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 formerly owned by Paul Walker. Walker starred in the action movie series until his death in 2013 in an accident involving another Porsche, a recently purchased Carrera GT Walker.

    A car enthusiast through and through, Walker talked about buying this vehicle, which he found for sale on the internet in 2011, during an appearance on Jay Leno that year. Walker wasn’t even sure the car was running when he agreed to buy it, but the folks at Mecum Auctions are able to offer the car in good condition now that it’s been restored and refined to a high standard. which Walker would have appreciated.

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    The 911 RS 2.7 has a history of both fast and furious driving, as the model raced on the track from 1972. The car’s success on the track gave Porsche a reason to increase the number of RS 2.7 units it would manufacture from 500 to the final tally of 1580 cars. Walker’s car comes with FIA papers and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.

    On Walker’s 911 RS 2.7, a yellow exterior is decked out with black accents like the Carrera livery on the sides and chrome trim on the windows and headlights. Powertrain restorations, including transmission and suspension, were performed by Jerry Woods Enterprises. The powertrain uses a 2.7-liter flat-six engine that produces 210 horsepower. An 8000 rpm tachometer can be used to tell when to shift the five-speed manual transmission. The odometer currently shows 93,774 kilometers (58,268 miles).

    1973 porsche 911 paul walker

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    The black interior was redone by Autobahn Interiors, which gave the 911 sport bucket seats black and white while keeping the rest clean and simple with gauges from VDO. In keeping with the original, the facelifted 911 features thinner steel body panels than a standard 911 and lighter, slimmer windows. Other weight-saving features include a fiberglass rear deck and a lightweight ducktail spoiler.

    Interested bidders should register on the Mecum website before the start of Monterey Car Week on August 18. The 911 is listed on the site as lot R290 and the auction will take place on Saturday August 20.

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