3. Mitsubishi Eclipse
The first car Paul Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, drove in the Furious movies was a lime green 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS. It was a front wheel drive coupe with a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder 210 HP DOHC engine.
The crew customized Walker’s Eclipse GS with a Robo Car Aero Armor Eclipse full body kit, a carbon fiber front splitter and a roof scoop. They also added an APR GT2 style wing, 1997 headlights, a blacked-out hood and SE7EN 18-inch wheels by Axis Sport Tuning Inc. To finish it, they added Sparco racing bucket seats and green neon lights shining through the front spoiler.
Though it didn’t reach the iconic status of the first two cars on the list, it is still an important part of the Fast and Furious mythology. Four cars survived the filming, and the most expensive one was the car that was functional for exterior shots.
Two models got involved in some stunts, while the fourth one was just a mockup for interior shots. After filming, they sold the cars to the Volo Auto Museum, which later offered them to the public. The price of the first of the four cars fetched somewhere over $130,000, which is still a considerable amount of money for a car that didn’t have a prominent role in the movie franchise.
4. Ford Escort RS1600
Although it didn’t play a major role in the sixth installment of the movie, this blue Ford Escort RS1600 left a big mark as an odd, yet strangely attractive British classic. It entered the F&F automotive pantheon all while performing some amazing stunts in the process. Ford built the first-generation Ford Escort from 1968 to 1975 but constructed the RS1600 version with racing in mind.
It had a 16-valve, 1.6 Cosworth BDA engine, as well as an improved suspension and strengthened body shells ready to endure even the most grueling conditions. Ford’s Advanced Vehicle Operations department at the Aveley Plant built all of these cars. The movie car was a blue 1970 Escort RS1600 with characteristic white striping, golden Minilite rims, fog lights, a roll bar and racing bucket seats.
This movie car has not yet emerged for sale, but real RS1600 Escorts in presentable condition cost at least $50,000. To make a replica of the movie car, non-RS MK1 Escorts cost considerably less. You can find project cars for as little as $2,000. But, if you are planning to get involved in a project like this, be aware there’s no inexpensive way to complete it. Adding racing mods like these on a coveted classic car with a rising value will cost you.
5. 1970 Dodge Charger R/T
When Vin Diesel’s character, Dominic Toretto, unveiled his late father’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T to Brian O’Conner, all muscle car fans were in awe. Seeing a true piece of American muscle car history in a movie with lots of Japanese imports must have seemed like a gift. This street dragster is one of the most menacing cars in the series because there is a lack of loud paint jobs, stickers, fancy rims or body kits.
It’s an evil-looking 1970 Charger with a blown hood, a black roll bar and a racing steering wheel. Because they featured the car in four F&F movies, Dom’s Charger changed its looks numerous times. This means they had to build and destroy many stunt cars in the process.
Although they sold most of them, they sent one to the Illinois-based Volo Auto Museum. In 2010, the museum decided to sell the car for the low price of $130,000, but the appraised value of the car was around $200,000. Even though it is a lot of money, its low price is not far from non-F&F prices. Similarly modified Chargers with 426 HEMI or 500 engines can easily cost around $80,000.
Reportedly, they tuned the engine in this movie car to 950 HP. When you add that to the fact it was one of the most prominent cars in the movie franchise, you’ll understand where that $200,000 price comes from.
6.1969 Dodge Charger Daytona
To the F&F connoisseurs, it’s no secret that Dom Toretto had muscle car blood running in his family. And if his 1970 Charger R/T wasn’t extreme enough, perhaps you should go for a 1969 Dodge Daytona. The original Dodge Daytona was a NASCAR homologation special based on a Dodge Charger 500, but with a wild body kit. That wedge-shaped nose and huge rear wing were to reduce drag and improve downforce, thus enabling higher speeds on the superspeedways.
As a car specifically for stock car racing, the Daytona had huge success on the racetrack. In fact, it changed NASCAR forever in that short period of so-called Aero Racers. Today, the original Dodge Charger Daytona costs well into six figures, with the most expensive one fetching close to a million. In all honesty, that price is fair, since they are prized collector cars Dodge produced in limited numbers. They’re incredibly attractive, as well.
They offered the Fast & Furious movie Charger Daytona for sale for $125,000, yet it wasn’t an original Daytona, but a car they modified for the movie. Visually speaking, it had a shorter and lighter nose and a considerably lower rear wing. But, the main difference came from under the hood, because the movie car had a 430 HP, LS-3 V8 engine from GM. Some car enthusiasts might say that’s a sacrilege, but it was all in the name of movie magic.
7. 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback
The third F&F movie, Tokyo Drift, featured yet another muscle car legend, a dark green 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback. It had two white stripes gracing its body and four seven-spoke JDM Volk GT-7 rims with Toyo Proxes T1R tires. They built six of those cars just for filming purposes, all using 1968 bodies. They swapped some with a 2.6 L RB26DETT twin-turbo I6 from the Skyline GT-R. The production team spent around two months on these modifications alone.
Two of those Mustangs featured a 430-cubic inch Windsor V8 engine, bringing the horsepower up to around 500 HP. Some other mods for these cars included improved brakes, rear roll cages and racing seats. The crew removed the extra headlights to provide the intercooler with enough fresh air.
When you see one of the sexiest cars ever created in Detroit with an impressive list of mods, you might picture an astronomic price. However, they offered five of the six Mustangs for sale in Southern California with prices ranging from $14,000 to $22,000. This is far less than the cost of any classic fastback Mustang, especially in drivable condition. It is quite possible these hot movie Mustangs were the biggest F&F bargain of them all.
8. Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VII
One of the most prominent cars from 2 Fast 2 Furious was Brian O’Conner’s Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII. It had a paint scheme like the Eclipse from the first movie, except with a different hue of lime green. In real life, these cars proved themselves virtually everywhere, from rally tracks around the globe to actual illegal races. As such, it just had to be featured in the Fast and Furious franchise. For filming purposes, the production crew built several cars from regular Lancers to look like the EVO VII, while they imported just one actual EVO VII from Europe.
They modified the cars with DAMD body kits, ARC rear wings, Motegi Racing FF5 rims and Toyo tires. The engine of the EVO was a 2L DOHC 16V 4G63 inline four with added nitrous. While the stock EVO VII had 280 HP to power it, this car probably had more, although there is no clear information regarding that. In 2013 the actual movie car emerged for sale for the “buy it now” price of $39,995. Truth be told, that’s a reasonable price for a car that’s both a movie star from the early F&F era and a high-performance machine in its own right.
9. 1969 Yenko Camaro SYC
One of the cleanest cars from the early F&F days was the LeMans Blue 1969 Yenko Camaro featured in the 2 Fast 2 Furious. Don Yenko was a famous Chevrolet tuner. His Yenko Camaros are among the most coveted American tuner classics on the market next to Shelby’s creations. The cars in the movie were 1969 Yenko Camaro recreations and detailed replicas of Yenko’s pricey works.
Originally, they offered Don Yenko’s cars as a part of the Yenko Performance Package. The basis was a 425-HP, 427 L-72V8, Z/28 suspension and additional gauges, as well as some other mods to make Chevy’s pony car go even faster.
The movie recreations had Cragar S/S rims, and they most probably used a similar 427 L-72 V8 with 425 horsepower. They destroyed the movie car during the final chase in 2 Fast 2 Furious. However, some stunt cars survived. They donated one of them to the Paul Walker Charity ROWW as a tribute to the late actor.
Today, 1969 Yenko Camaros easily go for six-figures, yet detailed replicas and recreations of this cool 60’s tuner muscle car go for around $50,000. The original movie car is out of reach, but given the circumstances, that’s for the greater good.
10. Honda Civic EJ1
The three black Honda Civic EJ1s that Dom and his crew drove for a heist at the beginning of the first F&F movie are probably the most underrated cars in the entire franchise. They are a classic black color with a relatively discreet body kit. After all, who would want to go on a heist in a car with a screaming paint job, tons of speakers and neon lights blazing brightly?
Although they are just Civics, it is easy to understand how these cars became cool street machines. They sported green neon underglow lights and Vader-Style body kits, as well as ViS Racing Bomber GT body kits. They were all finished in black. Under their hoods was a B-series 1.8 VTEC engine with a T66 Turbo and a NOS kit.
So far, no one knows if any of these movie cars ever went up for sale. But, since the mods on them are not elaborate or costly, anyone can replicate this sleek look easily and affordably, too.
All you need to do is to find a good project car. They usually don’t cost more than a couple of thousand dollars. From there, you basically need a somewhat discreet body kit. To save money, you can skip the neon lights, and enjoy this car without the green underglow. In fact, they are illegal in some states for street use.
11. Hector`s Honda Accord Wagon
The most popular Fast and Furious cars already featured on this list have probably been snapped up by serious car collectors. But, if you want an inexpensive piece of the F&F legend, you could buy Hector’s Accord Wagon.
This is not one of the more famous or iconic Fast and Furious rides but at $2,999, it is the most affordable real F&F car you can find. However, there was a catch. Hector’s Accord Wagon was slammed by a heavily-tuned orange station wagon in the first Fast and Furious movie back in 2000. Hector made comeback in the seventh installation of the series, but with a different car. They showed the Honda Wagon briefly, but the character was memorable.
After the movie, the long roof Honda went through a transformation and became a green convertible. Someone listed the car on Craigslist in Southern California in the summer of 2017. They sold it for a rather low price of $2,999.
The cars on this list are special, so they are only for the most serious Fast and Furious franchise fans. Some are affordable, while others are easy to replicate. So, if you want to drive a movie history icon, be sure to buckle up and follow the rules of the road.