1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo From ‘Fast And Furious: Tokyo Drift’ Hits eBay10
Anyone who is a big fan of the Fast and Furious movie series can recall the 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo from Tokyo Drift. You know, the one that ends up rolling over numerous times after racing a sexy, red Dodge Viper. If you’re having a brain fart, the photos in this eBay listing should jog your memory.
The ’71 Monte Carlo was casted and created by the “Hollywood car man,” Dennis McCarthy, and was driven by actor Lucas Black. According to the listing, this is McCarthy’s “all time career favorite” out of all the of the cars he built for the movie series. The ad also mentions that McCarthy compared this Monte Carlo to the Eleanor Mustang from the movie, Gone In 60 Seconds. We’re not entirely sure about this million dollar comparison. If you ask us, the silver Nissan Skyline R34 GTR driven by the late and great Paul Walker is a bit more fitting, at least in terms of being an icon.
The eBay listing also states that Universal Pictures will no longer be releasing cars to the general public for auction, and that this movie car is “THE LAST OF ITS BREAD.”
We’re not sure if this really is the last car of its breed, though the manner in which the listing was written has us skeptical of the author’s credibility. However, we think it’s safe to say that this Chevrolet Monte Carlo, while totally awesome, is not worth one million dollars.
Do you agree, or disagree? Let us know your thoughts below.
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I love the 1st gen Monte. I had a 70 Monte Carlo with a 408 (402 bored 30 over) forged crank, forged pistons 4 barrel carburetor. It was totaled on a head on collision against a 72 Cutlass Supreme in 1989 when the other driver turned left in front of me.
If this one is legit, it’s still 1 of 9 built for the movie but not one of the two with the big blocks. Definitely not worth anywhere close to $1,000,000. I’ll happily stick with my ’72 Grand-Prix. Sorry to hear about your 70 MC, Edgardo.
Yea the movie depicted it having a Bill Mitchel 632ci big block but the they were actually 509 and 572 cars with 4:88 gears, spool and a 4-speed. Definitely a cool Hollywood built movie car.
This is actually either…
1) a 1970 MC, or…
2) a 1971 with its headlight bezels, grill and bumper swapped out for 1970 pieces.
The grill is dark in the eBay pix, giving it a 1971 look but a close look at the pic above reveals the two slender horizontal bars across the grill, another 1970-only characteristic.
I have one of the big block 4 speed cars. They used 70 bumpers and I believe a 71 grill (painted black). Mine is an actual 70 (they used all 3 years to make up the 9 or so stunt cars). I recently emailed Dennis McCarthy and he replied that my #2 car had the 509 Bill Mitchell motor in it throughout filming (I know my car hit the outhouses). It is a blast to drive (came with 454 from the studio when sold to original owner). They also switched it to 3:70 rear (spool) at some point before selling to public (maybe still during filming). Has added tubular steel protection behind the grill (protecting Be Cool radiator). Yet to get it on a dyno. At car shows folks either know exactly what it is or of course figure I am working on it…
I would like more info on the car that i have,, it is one of the big block monte carlos , it might have the 572 i put it on the dyno and it pulled just under 600hp without the 250hp shot of nitrouz it came with it is fully loaded with all the goodies wilwood 6 piston calipers monster rotors full rollcage everything….i would like to compare notes i beleive this is the most valuable montes that where built for the movie but i want more info about my car before i claim that…please email me
Chris, The guy I got mine from said the other big block car had its cage pulled out and was painted black. Maybe not if yours has hero stunt sticker and #1 on driver door panel. The 572 blew though during a quarter mile drag trial for Hot Rod. It should also of course be a 4 speed. The car in the pic here should be #5 and automatic, the last guy who had it for a couple years did hook up the nitrous on a fresh motor.
I’m thinking of selling my hero 1 car Ben talking with Dennis Mcarthey via email he is asking for a price and I’m not sure what to tell him what’s you opinion? [email protected] send me your email and I’ll send you some pics ,,, I’ve ben roadracing it in Tulsa OK. I would like to see pics of your car also
How did they get the t-10 to work with the amount of HP those cars are putting out? I’m looking in to building a Monte and I want to put a 509 with a Richmond super t-10 but it from all the research I’ve done it seems like it wouldn’t work
i have one of the stunt cars – in UK now