From April 14 to April 21, Volocars will auction a replica of the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport sports car. 12 such machines were built for filming the fifth part of "Fast and the Furious", and only 3 of them survived. This one was doubly lucky, because it was with her that the main characters of the action Vin Diesel and Paul Walker mainly worked.
The original Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport appeared in 1963. A lightweight version based on the second generation of the model was invented to compete with the Shelby Cobr and the GT series races. General Motors' management gave up on the project, but managed to assemble five cars - three coupes and two roadsters.
According to the scenario, at the very beginning of the fifth part of "Fast and the Furious" Vin Diesel steals the Corvette Grand Sport from the train, drives it off-road, picks up Paul Walker on the move, and together they jump from a huge cliff into the river.
Ohio-based Mongoose Motors built 12 replicas for filming. It was based on the 1966 Corvette C2. They put on a body copying Grand Sport, installed a suspension from the C4 generation and a 5.7 V8 engine with a capacity of 380 hp.
They expect to get from 95 to 100 thousand dollars for the car (7.6 million rubles). Let it be just a copy, but it was with her that Diesel and Walker spent the most time.
Last fall, at an Australian auction, Lloyds exhibited a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle coupe that featured in Fast & Furious 4. According to the scenario, the sports car dies, but several cars were involved in the work on this scene. One of them is put up for sale, and the fact that Chevelle belongs to the cinema world is confirmed by documents from the Universal studio.