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You’ll Never Believe What Paul Walker’s Nissan Skyline is Selling for on the Marketplace

It’s no secret that celebrities’ personal items can sell for a huge amount of money. On any given day you can log on to eBay or a similar site and see so-and-so’s used gum going for hundreds of dollars. How the sellers verify such items actually belonged to the celebrity is often a bit of a mystery, but many people are nevertheless willing to pay even if there’s a small chance the item is legitimate.

Even though we know celebrities’ belongings can sell for an incredibly high amount of money, it’s still common to have sticker shock when we see the exact amount. In 2002, a lock of Elvis Presley’s hair sold for $115,000. A few years later, a fan purchased Michael Jackson’s famous rhinestone glove for $420,000. Today, one of the hottest celebrity items for sale is the late Paul Walker’s Nissan Skyline, which is going for a cool $1.35 million.

Appraising the Rich and Famous

There are several different factors that determine how much celebrities’ belongings are worth. Perhaps unsurprisingly, an item will go for more money if it’s actually usable and is in good working condition. How popular the celebrity currently is, as well as whether or not the person is living, will also impact the value.

Obviously, a personal item belonging to one of the Beatles will be worth more money than one from a low-profile actor. Items that belonged to the deceased will also go for more as they’re more limited commodities — it’s not as if Elvis could come back from the dead and grow another lock of hair, but a living celebrity could. Finally, a belonging that’s newsworthy, famous by itself or has made headlines can also sell for more money.

Paul Walker CROPPED

Paul Walker’s Nissan Skyline GT-R is going for so much in a large part because it fulfills many of these conditions. The vehicle appeared in Fast and Furious 4, the 2009 installment in the hugely popular Fast and Furious film series. A German luxury car company called GT-A said the car has a cult status among fans, and it was priced accordingly.

The Nissan Skyline’s Specifications

The lucky buyer of the vehicle won’t just be getting any car. The Skyline GT-R is a souped-up racer with tons of high-end features. The exterior of the car features 19X11 Volk Racing RE30 Wheels, a Nismo Version II Bumper with side skirts and an ARC Titanium Strut Tower Bar.

Beneath the surface, you’ll find a Turbonetics front-mount Intercooler, a Nismo NE-1 Exhaust, Rotora Big Brake Racing Conversions, Nismo Lowering Springs, an East Bear Hood and a custom roll cage. For added luxury and convenience in the interior of the car, the Skyline GT-R is equipped with OMP Custom Seats, Nismo V-Spec NUR Pedals, a Momo Sport Alcantara steering wheel, a Lap 5 Point harness, a custom head-up display, a MFD Xenarc display unit and a Sony head unit

For a Good Cause

You can rest easy if you think those who appraised the car so highly only did so in hopes of making a huge profit. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW), Paul Walker’s charity. Paul Walker created ROWW, a volunteer organization that provides natural disaster relief, after being part of a team of responders to the Haiti earthquakes in 2010. Paul felt that there was a gap between the amount of people who needed relief and the resources being provided. ROWW consists of professionals with first-responder skill sets and aims to expedite relief efforts worldwide.

Even though the price of the Nissan Skyline seems a little outrageous, it’s good to know a worthy organization will receive more than $500,000 from the sale. If you had the money, would you buy Paul Walker’s Nissan Skyline?

Scott Huntington

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