Vin Diesel Reunites with Paul Walker’s Toyota Supra from ‘The Fast and the Furious’

Vin Diesel Reunites with Paul Walker’s Toyota Supra from ‘The Fast and the Furious’

Vin Diesel Reunites with Paul Walker’s Toyota Supra from 2001’s The Fast and the Furious: ‘Holds a Special Place in My Heart’

“You can only imagine what this car evoked,” the actor shared with fans in an Instagram clip

 

Vin Diesel Reunites with Paul Walker's Toyota Supra from OG Fast & Furious: 'Holds a Special Place in My Heart'

Vin Diesel just shared a special treat for fans of the Fast & Furious franchise — and it’s one that still holds sentimental value.

The actor, 56, uploaded a clip to Instagram on Friday, May 17, documenting his reunion with iconic bright orange Toyota Supra that belonged to the character of his late costar, Paul Walker, in 2001’s The Fast and The Furious.

Captioning the video, “Blessed and grateful…,” Diesel spoke about the vehicle being the “first car I came across in this franchise.” He then reflected on some fond memories of the vehicle once driven by his friend, who died in a car accident on Nov. 30 2013 at age 40.

“Another incredible day of shooting,” Diesel said. “For all of you that really, really know the Fast & Furious franchise, you can only imagine what this car evoked.”

“Needless to say, it holds a special place in my heart. All love, always,” he added.

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Walker played Brian O’Conner in the franchise and appeared on-screen in a total of five Fast & Furious. His final film role was in Furious 7, which was released in theaters after his death.

His iconic Supra reportedly sold at auction back in 2021 for $550,000, in what an auctioneer for Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas sale called “one of the most legendary cars in Hollywood.”

Per BBC’s Top Gear, the vehicle was built by Eddie Paul at the Shark Shop in California and was also featured in 2003’s 2 Fast 2 Furious.

THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, Paul Walker, 2001

Paul Walker photographed for 2001’s ‘The Fast and the Furious’.UNIVERSAL/COURTESY EVERETT COLLECTION

During what would’ve been his friend’s 50th birthday in September 2023, Diesel noted that the “world isn’t the same” without Walker as he reflected on the last birthday they spent together a decade prior.

“For me this picture represents the moment I knew we would be brothers for eternity,” Diesel explained alongside a photo of him and Walker shared on Instagram. “January 2010, the night before you and I went to Haiti… the passion and joy you had to simply help people. You said first responders shouldn’t have to wait for anyone… and that you wanted to dedicate your life to that. First responders… that was your true self, and you were sharing it with me, your brother.”

After referring to the the earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010 and Walker’s charitable efforts with Reach Out Worldwide, Diesel noted that his teenage son, Vincent, called the “timeless” image one “that will live on for generations of humanity.”

“I miss you… I love you, and I will continue to honor the beautiful soul you are,” the actor concluded.

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker racing against each other in a scene from the film 'The Fast And The Furious', 2001.

Vin Diesel (top) and Paul Walker in ‘The Fast and the Furious’.UNIVERSAL/GETTY IMAGES

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Meadow Walker, the daughter of the late actor who made a cameo appearance as a flight attendant in 2023’s Fast X, also celebrated Walker’s birthday last year, calling him “my guardian angel.”

“You are the most kind, humble, generous and caring soul I know,” she wrote. “You taught me at a young age to always treat everyone with respect, to do good and to take care of our planet. I love you and miss you every day.”

 

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