Paul Walker’s personal car collection went up for auction and sold for over $2.3 million. The 40-year-old Fast and Furious star died in 2013 after the car he was a passenger in was involved in an accident in Los Angeles.
The actor’s personal collection of 21 cars, trucks and motorcycles went up for auction this week (January 14-18) in Scottsdale, Arizona. Put up for sale by Barrett-Jackson, the collection brought in $2,333,450, according to Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of the auction house.
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“Paul Walker has been compared to a modern-day Steve McQueen, who lived his passion for racing in every aspect of his life,” Jackson said.
“[He] has inspired entire generations of car lovers. We worked closely with a close friend of Paul’s who helped care for Paul’s collection following his death; he was responsible for consigning and prepping the vehicles for the auction.”
All proceeds from the auction will go to a trust for Walker’s 21-year-old daughter, Meadow Rain Walker, who “kept a few vehicles she had a connection with.” Meadow manages the Paul Walker Foundation, dedicated to providing grants and scholarships that benefit marine science.
The auctions biggest draws included a series of five white BMW M3 Lightweight Editions, considered a rarity because just 126 were made. The 1995 E36, with just 4,600 miles, brought in the highest dollar amount of the lot: $385,000. The other four drew prices from $220,000 to $258,500.