A load of Paul Walker’s incredible cars are going up for auction

By topgear, 07 October 2019

As you’d imagine from the man who played cop-turned-street-racer-turned-cop-turned-street-racer Brian O’Conner, the late Paul Walker kept a fantastic personal collection of vehicles. 

Now, six years after his tragic death, a group of those incredible cars, pickup trucks and motorbikes will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale in January next year. 

There are 21 vehicles in total – but what genuinely shocked us was that five of those are impossibly cool 1995 BMW E36 M3 Lightweights. Five! 

The M3 Lightweight was a US-only special edition which, you guessed it, was a stripped-out version of the ‘standard’ E36 M3. It was designed to homologate the car for the IMSA Firehawk series, and it’s widely estimated that BMW built 125 or so in total.

Changes from the standard car included that rear wing, a new front splitter, forged 17-inch wheels, aluminium doors and a special lightweight interior which featured no radio, air conditioning or carpets. Apparently around 100kg was saved on the standard M3. All the cars came in that uber-cool white paint with the 90s chequered flag decals on the front and rear. 

Elsewhere in the Paul Walker collection is a 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302S race car and a heavily-tuned Nissan 370Z that appeared in Fast Five. The 370Z also bears the name and stickers of Walker’s charity Reach Out Worldwide.

We’ll bring you more information and images from the collection in the coming weeks, but for now here’s a list of everything that’s going up for sale. Enjoy…

  • 1963 Chevrolet Nova Wagon
  • 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Wagon
  • 1967 Chevrolet II Nova
  • 1988 BMW M3 E30
  • 1989 Nissan R32 Skyline race car
  • 1991 BMW M3 E30 Coupe
  • 1995 BMW M3 E36 Lightweight
  • 1995 BMW M3 E36 Lightweight
  • 1995 BMW M3 E36 Lightweight
  • 1995 BMW M3 E36 Lightweight
  • 1995 BMW M3 E36 Lightweight
  • 1995 Ford Bronco 
  • 2000 Audi S4
  • 2003 Ford F250 
  • 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 
  • 2005 Harley-Davidson RS 
  • 2006 Toyota Tundra 
  • 2008 Suzuki Motorcycle
  • 2009 Nissan 370Z
  • 2011 BMW Motorcycle
  • 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302S race car