Paul Walker was a man well-known for his love of fast cars. The star of the Fast and Furious franchise that sparked off a generation of car enthusiasts is remembered for famously driving numerous JDM hero cars throughout those movies. Beyond the silver screen, Walker was a huge Porsche fan too and now his very own 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is going up for auction.
On its own merits, this 911 is very valuable and rare. When it rolled off of the production line in 1973 it was the fastest German production car on the planet. Equipped with a 2.7-liter flat-six engine it developed 210 horsepower (156 kW) and had a top speed of 149 mph (239 km/h).
Only 1,580 of these cars were ever made after the model itself was inspired by Porsche’s legendary Le Mans-conquering 917 racecar. It was the first of its kind to have a spoiler at the front and the rear and could rocket from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds. That’s not quick compared to most modern sports cars but it’s still faster than a 2020 Fiat 124 Spider.
This particular example should be worth even more since it was owned by Paul Walker who Jay Leno himself called “a car guy” on the Tonight Show in 2011. During that same show, Walker talked about his (at the time) recent purchase of this exact car. He had yet to take delivery of it but was clearly excited at the thought of ownership because he said that he bought it without ever getting the chance to test drive it or see it in person.
The car goes over the auction block at Mecum’s Monterey event taking place from August 18th til the 20th. The estimate placed on it starts at $1,000,000 and tops out at $1,250,000. That might sound like a lot for a car with 58,268 miles (93,774 Km) on it but at least the new owner can drive this car without it losing value. We can’t wait to see what the final number ends up being.