It was used in the opening train heist in 'Fast Five.'
While the Fast & Furious franchise has strayed from its street racing roots, every film features unique and interesting cars that resonate with gearheads. The next film in the saga, 'Fast & Furious 9' will be no exception, as trailers have shown an orange Toyota GR Supra paying homage to the Supra driven by Paul Walker in the original Fast & Furious film, a Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, a 1968 Dodge Charger, and even a Pontiac Fiero strapped to a rocket will see some action.
Whether you like Japanese imports or American muscle cars, everyone has their favorite Fast & Furious car. If you love classic American sports cars, the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport that starred in 'Fast Five' is probably your favorite - and now one of the cars used in the movie is heading to auction.
To be clear, this isn't a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport but a high-quality replica built by Mongoose Motorsports, an officially licensed General Motors manufacturer. Abusing a classic Grand Sport for our entertainment would have been sacrilegious and expensive.
Twelve cars were built for the film. The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport appeared in the opening train heist in 'Fast Five,' where it jumps through a moving train carriage and plunges off a cliff into a lake. In total, twelve classic Corvette Grand Sport replicas were built for the film including five stunt cars. Only three survived, and this particular hero car is said to be in the best condition out of all of them.
The car heading to auction was used in close-up shots and was mounted on a special rig in front of a green screen. According to the listing, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker spent the most time with this particular car. While many Grand Sport replicas were destroyed during filming, this one is still in pristine condition. The high-quality replica is built on a custom tubular chassis with suspension from a C4 Corvette and is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 crate engine producing 380 hp, paired with an automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels.
The Corvette Grand Sport movie car will be sold at an online auction hosted by Volo Cars between April 14- 21, where it's expected to fetch $95,000-$100,000. Considering it starred in a fan-favorite Fast & Furious movie and regular 1963 Grand Sport Corvette replicas built by Mongoose Motorsports start at $85,000, we wouldn't be surprised if it sells for a lot more.