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Fast And Furious Nissan GT-R Replica Sells On eBay For $30k

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The Fast and Furious franchise has had much success over the years despite the movies consistently being knocked by critics.

And while the movies have managed to launch the careers of many of actors starring in them, the cars featured have also gone on to spawn their own cult followings.  

One of the most popular, perhaps because it was never sold in volumes outside Japan, is the legendary R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R, the predecessor of the current R35 supercar.

Finding one that’s actually road registered in the U.S. is next to impossible, meaning any that do come up for sale are usually sold in an instant and for a small fortune. Take this example that was recently offered for sale on eBay.

It’s an R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R replica that was used in the filming of Fast and Furious 4. It was one of six Bayside Blue R34s driven by Paul Walker’s character Brian O'Conner, and most of them, like this one, were cheaper GT-T models dressed to look like the GT-R. You can easily tell the real thing from the fakes by its pumped fender flares--notice the more aggressive stance of the one pictured with Walker in the image below.

Despite not being a real GT-R, this Skyline GT-T, a 1998 model with 66,875 miles on its clock, sold for $30,000, although we’re sure its celebrity status also helped to inflate that figure. The original ‘Buy it Now' price on eBay was $39,999.

Being a GT-T, it comes with a turbocharged 2.5-liter straight-six engine developing a stock 280 horsepower, and this is sent strictly to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. It keeps its Japanese-spec right-hand drive configuration and most importantly comes with a California title.

If you were hankering for your own R34, you’ll have to wait until the next one comes up for sale. In the meantime click here to read up about previous Fast and Furious cars that have come up for sale.
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  1. $30k really doesn't seem like too much money for a RWD Skyline, even if you took the movie hype out of the equation. The Skyline will forever be an Icon and will manage to increase in value, much like the muscle cars of the late 60's.
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  2. lol - these things cost less than $10k from where I'm from. Having previously owned one, I can say it's a decent car. Just needs its brakes and tires upgraded.
     
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  3. Oh really?? A '98 R34 a Skyline Gtt costs 10k only??? LMAO! Even though its a non Top Dog GT-R variant this for sure costs more than 10k! Or you have mistaken this for the N.A variants or the 4 door ones that are cheaper.

    And by the way I'm not sure if the car with Paul Walker on the pic is a true GTR as well, because the signature wide body especially the rear @ss doesn't look that protrude like them legit GTRs. E.g http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nissan_Skyline_R34_GT-R_Nür_002.jpg
     
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  4. @ Damien. Oh really?? A '98 R34 a Skyline Gtt costs 10k only??? LMAO! Even though its a non Top Dog GT-R variant this for sure costs more than 10k! Or you have mistaken this for the N.A variants or the 4 door ones that are cheaper.

    And by the way I'm not sure if the car with Paul Walker on the pic is a true GTR as well, because the signature wide body especially the rear @ss doesn't look that protrude like them legit GTRs. e.g http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nissan_Skyline_R34_GT-R_Nür_002.jpg
     
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  5. I believe Damien is from Japan. Even in Australia where I'm originally from, Skyline GT-Ts (yes turbos) can be found for less than $15k. I'm guessing they'd be even cheaper in New Zealand.
     
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  6. Not likely I think. See, I live in H.K now but I use to live in Yokohama. And I have yet to see a LESS THAN 10k R34 skyline gtt. Damien is talking about a 34 gtt right not the older 32 or 33 gtst. Heck, mint rwd Skylines costs at par with supras there. ;)
     
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  7. This is a company in Australia that helps you import used cars from Japan (R34s weren't sold in Oz). A quick search of R34 GT-T models shows several for around $10k. That means the cars are even cheaper at the Japanese auctions where they are bought from.

    http://prestigemotorsport.com.au/stock/stock_listing.php
     
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  8. Wow! That pricing is good and a bit ridiculous at the same time. :) When I was in good 'ol Yokohama years ago I did remember helping a neighbor out on sourcing a pristine R32 skyline gts4 or a r34 gtt. And like you, I've seen more or less $15k for the price of good gtts. I might be back in Japan this x'mas anyways so I'll check out the current pricing there. One things for sure, real Skyline GT-Rs are indeed pricey. :)
     
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  9. I used to drive a R34 GT-T when I was living in Oz. One day when I move back I may seek out a R34 GT-R to use as a weekend/track car and keep in the garage as a collectible.
     
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