• May 17, 2009
It took two years to build it in reality, ten seconds of montage to put it together on screen, and about ten minutes to steal it. In a rare automotive example of life imitating art imitating life, the Nissan Skyline that Paul Walker drove in the latest Fast & Furious movie was stolen from its storage facility in Los Angeles.

Although dressed up to look like a full-on R34 GT-R for the movie, the car underneath was actually a lower-spec GT-S. Reports indicate that thieves, evidently knowing the car was inside, broke through a metal door and ripped off that specific car, leaving the rest but sideswiping a Studebaker and a Porsche Boxster on the way out. And to make matters worse, the car, valued at around $75,000, wasn't even insured. Considering the movie grossed $72.5 million in opening-weekend box office sales alone, we doubt the seventy-five grand will be terribly missed.

[Sources: Jalopnik and Inside Line]


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      Ricardo Daniels
      • 3 Years Ago
      i wanted that car a car like that but no cash cape town
      • 5 Years Ago
      you can't drive it, you can't show it off...its just a part-out car.

      pigs should check nismo boards.
        • 5 Years Ago
        actually, its socal, its already stripped and parted
      • 5 Years Ago
      Did the studio actually own the car? Somehow I doubt it, they insure everything.
      • 5 Years Ago
      a GT-S converted to a GT-R? why?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Probably so it would be RWD rather than AWD to pull off more trick driving.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's better doing that then screwing up a real R34 GT-R.
      • 5 Years Ago
      inside job, anyone?
      • 5 Years Ago
      i believe they use lower specs and use multiple cars and dress them up because many of the cars will get smashed up during filming. so rather than use one authentic car and be SOL if it wrecks they rather take 5 lower speced cars, dress them up and run through them during filming
      • 5 Years Ago
      The car was privately owned, not owned by Universal. After the end of production, they sold the car to Milano. Even though legally the car should have been exported when they were done with it. It was entered into the country on a TIB, and they probably told US Customs that it was destroyed and crushed. The owner of the car is not a good guy, so karma is coming back to get him.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's a GT-S and not a GT-R? So the car is not FAST, that makes me FURIOUS.
      • 5 Years Ago
      the studebaker in question was a Studebaker Silverhawk
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't know why i can't stop laughing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      wow, this is old news... i guess they already parted it out though..
      • 5 Years Ago
      "And nothing of value was lost."
        • 5 Years Ago
        Personally I am still very orried about the stolen Fiesta in New York that Autoblg never finished telling us about
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