Think of the Fast & Furious franchise and cool cars probably come to mind, including quite a few with Blue Oval badges on the front. Fans may remember the red Ford Lightning from the first film, which was supposed to have a larger role in the movie, but it did a good job representing Ford all the same. Occasionally, screen-used Ford vehicles find their way to the auction block, giving F&F fans and hardcore automotive enthusiasts alike the chance to own a piece of car movie history. The Mustang Mach 1 from Fast & Furious 9 sold for a pretty penny a few years back – and now, fans will have the opportunity to bid on the 2002 Ford Mustang GT from 2 Fast 2 Furious at the Mecum auction in Kissimmee in January 2024.
This 2002 Ford Mustang GT was featured on the silver screen, and is documented with a copy of the original title issued to FF2 Production and Universal Studios. It’s No. 88 of 120 vehicles used for 2 Fast 2 Furious, and was one of only five Mustangs of the bunch, sporting a flashy coat of Liz-Stick Red.
Under the hood, this 2002 Ford Mustang GT harnesses the 4.6L V8 engine, mated to an automatic transmission that was tailormade for the film. It also includes Saleen S281 upgrades, such as the brakes, suspension, gauges and seats. Saleen-branded body components decorate its exterior, and it features a carbon fiber hood and center exhaust.
Fans may recall the fate that befell this particular 2002 Ford Mustang in the film. This exact vehicle was reportedly used for a highway chase scene, where it is unfortunately crushed under the wheels of a semi at the climax of its run. However, the damage wasn’t terminal, and it went under the knife at Mason’s Hotrods and Hobbies in Spartanburg, South Carolina to restore it to its pre-wreck luster.