The German owner of the only Nissan Skyline GT-R to survive filming Fast & Furious (a.k.a., The Fast and the Furious 4) has put his car up for sale following the death of Paul Walker, Yahoo Autos reports. The original sale price was reportedly an already hefty 300,000 euros ($412,110), but it has since been raised to 1,000,000 euros ($1.37 million).

Despite many well-intentioned efforts, the Skyline GT-R was (and still is) illegal to import for street use in the US, so this R34-generation GT-R and seven others were shipped here without engines and classified as kit cars to sidestep federal law. Once here, the engines were installed, and seven street-legal GT-Rs proceeded to be destroyed during the filming of F&F. But one car, the "hero" car for sale here, was driven by Walker in non-violent scenes and thus is the only GT-R that survived filming.

Then, in July 2009, the federal government cracked down on importers of these cars, seizing almost 50 GT-Rs, including this one, telling owners to export them or risk having them destroyed. The hero GT-R was therefore exported, and its whereabouts have been unknown until recently, when the current German owner allowed it to be featured in a review (watch the German-language video below). You can see the online ad (also German) of the heavily modified GT-R here, where it sits proudly with its sky-high price tag.


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      ChaosphereIX
      • 1 Year Ago
      so stupid these import laws are...and the govt actually cracked down and seized cars etc. How Draconian. Cdn govt at least says after 15 years, no matter what, you can import something. Just make sure it has DRLs retrofitted and you are good to go. That is how I got my Alfa Romeo 155. Seriously, why the hell are these import laws in place at all?
        Grammar Police
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ChaosphereIX
        The laws are in place to make money. Just like with basically every other law. The hoops a person has to jump through to get a rhd jdm or euro car on the road, gives the gov't ten times more money than they would get from the person just importing and registering it.
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          @Grammar Police
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        @ChaosphereIX
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        Grammar Police
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ChaosphereIX
        Forgot to add, They can also take advantage because it only affects the minority. If the majority of people imported cars, there would already be a revision to the law.
          ChaosphereIX
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Grammar Police
          here in Canada, more and more people are importing grey market cars. Albeit, they are mostly summer cars and sports cars, but it is so popular that my importer is now moving shop into an old VW dealership. Hopefully, the laws will change to make things easier on us who want some foreign goods.
      mhart27
      • 1 Year Ago
      ...nearly triples? It more than tripled!
      Sean Morris
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nearly all the cars survived. Just one of them was a GT-R. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_8MPCKJQzPA8/ScG9RRPnSDI/AAAAAAAAaJM/5Kbr3fq3l0Y/s320/r34s-fnf.jpg
        RocketRed
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Sean Morris
        I can't tell anything from that link. But I would be very sad to hear they wrecked 7 Skylines, the fantasy car of every Gen-X man in his youth, to make a movie celebrating cars. In the future there should be a People for The Ethical Treatment of Cars rep on the set to ensure that no innocent cars suffer needlessly to make a movie.
      RGT881
      • 1 Year Ago
      Federal government is full of scumbags, surprise surprise.
      Vassilis Alex
      • 1 Year Ago
      How noble of the owner to ask more money in order to take advantage of Walker's death. I hope he never sells the car or at least not for that price. That's hypercar money.
      TangoR34
      • 1 Year Ago
      These Federal Laws are stupid.
        AcidTonic
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TangoR34
        No AWD Sweetness for you..... Our big 3 has a 2 wheel drive V8 for you instead. Gotta prop up our automakers. Blame Mercedes for starting it by being greedy.
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        Gr@y_F0XXX
        • 1 Year Ago
        Did you forget to take your meds today?
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          @Gr@y_F0XXX
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        Grammar Police
        • 1 Year Ago
        Says the guy with the username, EVOshit2. I think you would also consider a mitsubishi a ricer as well.... And if you mean the EVO harley engine (which you don't) then why are you commenting on a skyline article in the first place?
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          @Grammar Police
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        Alex
        • 1 Year Ago
        Rice is when some fool takes a non performance car like a Civic EX and puts some non performance enhancing modifications on it often decreasing said vehicles already meager performance. No Skyline ever built in stock or properly modified form meets the definition of rice. Based on your display name I suspect you are some tard driving around in a base model Lancer with a "EVO" badge on it with a $60 pepboys muffler and a sweet fiberglass body kit flapping in the wind on the highway ... you sir are a moron.
        Al Terego
        • 1 Year Ago
        Wow, you're so cool. Can I hang around you on weekends?
        rsxvue
        • 1 Year Ago
        Is there a way to block comments from particular users on AB?
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      jebibudala
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm glad the government is cracking down on these 50 or so cars due to whatever highly important EPA & Safety regulations. I'm sure these cars contribute to nearly 99.9% of all greenhouse gas emissions being emitted in the United States, and they're probably also used to transport school children on a daily basis. Good job government for keeping us safe from these dangerous machines and preventing us from choking on pollution caused by these 50 cars. I take it all other crimes have been solved, because this seems like it should be top priority.
        jonnybimmer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jebibudala
        Obviously if they just sat by and let these cars pour into the states, there'd be thousands and thousands of drivers unaware at how dangerous these cars are. Sure there'll be some owners who'll make up excuses like "I know it hasn't passed safety regulations and I don't care" or "It'll never be used on the street, it's strictly my track toy and the only way it'll be over public road is while it's sitting on my trailer" but we know that's not good enough to protect us. Thank goodness our government keeps its watchful eye over us while using its funding so wisely.
          jtav2002
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jonnybimmer
          I highly doubt "thousands and thousands" of these would flood public streets. The common person doesn't know what this car is. The only people buying them would be enthusiasts who already know what the car is.
      Mercer
      • 1 Year Ago
      The greatness is in the man's kindness, bravery, and driving skills, not the tool he used for one B movie.
      IBx27
      • 1 Year Ago
      Imagine the Eclipse and Evo he drove in 1 and 2, respectively. Those sold days before his untimely passing for about $16k and $40k if I remember correctly.
        IBx27
        • 1 Year Ago
        @IBx27
        Is there a reason why I'm being downvoted? I'm stating the likely fact that his most memorable car, the one he started with, has probably seen its value increased by ten times.
      Grammar Police
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm surprised Autoblog actually ****** up (albeit a small **** up) in an article. They said Skyline's are still illegal here. Not only do I have a registered and insured R32 but I got it from a friend who imports all kinds of RHD cars from japan on a regular basis. He even drives a Subaru B4 as a daily driver. I think it's on a state by state basis maybe. But they are completely wrong by saying its illegal in all of the U.S.
        ChaosphereIX
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Grammar Police
        thought it was 25 years in the US. It is 15 years here in Canada. So soon 1999 cars will be legal. I am still waiting on my 2002 Alfa Romeo GTA Sportwagon for the wife...
          Narom
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ChaosphereIX
          ". I am still waiting on my 2002 Alfa Romeo GTA Sportwagon for the wife..." Why...?
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        @Grammar Police
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      Nick
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nothing like profiteering on the deceased.
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        @Nick
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          Narom
          • 1 Year Ago
          And since his death the price has rocketed.
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