Aug 05, 2022
Paul Walker’s 1973 Porsche is going up for auction – the classic car could fetch $390K more than the star would’ve paid
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LATE actor Paul Walker’s 1973 Porsche 911 is going up for sale at the Monterey auction on August 18-20.
Mecum auction experts estimate that Walker’s rare Porsche will start at a $1m opening bid and cap at a $1.25m sale.4Paul WalkerCredit: Getty Images - Getty
This Fast and Furious actor’s 1973 Porsche 911 is a Carrera RS 2.7 model with 58,268 miles and a sleek yellow exterior. Yellow cars depreciate the slowest compared to any vehicle color, along with orange.
Walker recounted buying his Porsche in a 2011 Tonight Show interview with Jay Leno.
Walker said: “It’s  the golden era of Porsche, [and] the year I was born.”
The late actor added that he never drove his 1973 Porsche 911 before purchasing the vehicle.READ MORE ON CELEBRITY MOTORSGOOD LORD Scott Disick shows off his $250K white Lamborghini Urus’ new design ROCKING IT Inside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s private $5.3M car collection
Walker noted: “It’s one of those things which you got your sights set, you want it, you know, and you’ve got to capitalize.”
This Fast and Furious star’s 1973 Porsche hadn’t even arrived by the time of his Jay Leno interview.
Porsche only produced 1,580 examples of their 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7.
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Jerry Wood Enterprises of Campbell, California rebuilt Walker’s Porsche’s drivetrain, brakes, and suspension, Mecum reports.
The 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7 going up for auction contains a five-speed transmission and produces 210 horsepower.
Unique components within the exterior of this iconic Porsche include:
- Thinner steel body panels
- Lighter and thinner windows
- Fiberglass rear deck
- Ducktail spoiler
- Carrera RS logo on spoiler
- Flared wheel arches
Walker’s 911 will come with a Porsche certificate of authenticity and FIA [Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile] documentation.4Rear of Paul Walker’s 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7Credit: Mecum 4Side of Paul Walker’s 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7Credit: Mecum 4Front shot of Paul Walker’s 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7Credit: Mecum
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