Backed with a certificate of authenticity, and a post by Craig Lieberman of the Fast & Furious, we have an incredible treat for you Pipetale viewers: The original 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo from The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift driven by Lucas Black, in immaculate condition, and believe it or not, is currently for sale by Volo Auto Sales in Vermont. Due to liability reasons, Universal no longer releases cars to the public after they have been shot in a film, skyrocketing the rarity in vehicles like this one. It is the one, and the only.
Dennis McCarthy and the crew responsible for the construction of all the cars used in Tokyo Drift, built two out of nine stunt Monte Carlo’s with 560-horsepower 509 engine block, the other with “700-hp, 572-cubic-inch Bill Mitchell “Hardcore” crate engine”. The last seven cars used small V8 engine blocks or had no engine them in at all. The two stunt cars used feed Hooker headers and Flowmaster mufflers that were disguised to look like Hardcore 632 valve covers.
It was recently sent out to Dennis McCarthy of Vehicle Effects in California, the builder of all the “Fast N Furious” cars, where it had a brand new, potent Chevy 400 with an aggressive thumper cam installed. The car sounds race ready – you must hear this car run. It will put a big smile on your face!. Backed with an automatic transmission, this thing would consistently kill it at the drags! Just a couple of the MANY reasons Dennis says this is his favourite of all the F&F cars, comparing it to “Elanor” of Gone in sixty seconds!
The chassis uses Global West front control arms and coil springs, “KYB shocks, Speedway Engineering anti-sway bars, Global West weight jack plates and quick-ratio steering boxes”