The Fast and the Furious Jetta Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson
At the recent Barrett-Jackson show, magic happened as the auction collided with The Fast and the Furious. A vehicle from the film was auctioned, without reserve, and someone is now the proud owner of one cool car.
This 1995 Volkswagen Jetta appeared in the first installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise.
It’s famously referenced as the car with no brake calipers in the movie. Don’t worry, the real car has front brakes.
While it wasn’t the main star of the movie, it did appear in several street racing shots.
It is setup with a custom stereo that incorporates a PlayStation 2 inside the car.
The car has made several appearances over the years to help promote subsequent movies.
It’s powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder and automatic transmission.
It was owned by TV/movie star Frankie Muniz when it headed to auction.
The Jetta remains as it was in the movie, plus the brakes of course. A more important addition is the signatures of the iconic stars of The Fast and the Furious franchise. This includes a penned signature by the late Paul Walker.
This movie star Jetta found itself a new home on Thursday, January 28th at Barrett-Jackson. It sold for $46,200, quite a steal for a piece of automotive cinematic history!