An iconic car with a famous owner will likely set a new record.
Paul Walker's 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 will be up for sale at the upcoming Mecum Monterey auction.
The car is expected to break the auction record for the famous RS, which is currently valued at between $850,000 to $1,060,000. It's widely regarded as one of the most iconic 911s ever produced, and this one comes with proper, card-carrying car guy provenance. Paul Walker wasn't just another Prius-driving celebrity who signed up for a blockbuster about a cop infiltrating a gang of VCR thieves. He was a verified car lover with an affinity for the Nissan GT-R, various BMWs, and Porsches.
That means this particular 911 is a double whammy - a famous car with an equally renowned owner.
This particular example has been enjoyed over the years. That much is clear from the 58,608 miles on the clock, but the mileage is still very low for almost 50 years of use. This example was built in March 1973 and is one of just 1,580 produced. The car is finished in Light Yellow with Black exterior accents with the famous Carrera livery down the sides. The interior was immaculately restored by Autobahn Interiors in San Diego, California, while nearby Jerry Woods Enterprises of Campbell rebuilt the drivetrain, brakes, and suspension. Naturally, it has the famous Fuchs wheels, and these look as mint as the rest of the car.
The special car will be sold with all the paperwork needed to prove its history. The list of papers you'll get with the vehicle includes the FIA paperwork to prove it was one of 60 examples that competed in Group 4 racing and the Group 3 Touring Series. It also comes with the title issued to Always Evolving, which was the business founded by Paul Walker, Roger Rodas, and Erik Davis.
While the 2.7 RS is undoubtedly the star of the late Walker's collection, he was famous for collecting all sorts of excellent vehicles, including a host of BMW M3s, the infamous Carrera GT, several Nissan Skylines, numerous 911 variants, and even a Chevy Nova station wagon.