The late actor Paul Walker, arguably best known for his work in the Fast & Furious series, continues to influence the motoring world in 2020 as his iconic car collection crosses the block at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale.

Walker had collected all sorts of cool stuff, both stock and modified, including an E30 M3, the Nissan 370Z from Fast Five, a big-power R32 Skyline, and a Mustang Boss 302 race car – but the big story is that, weirdly, he’d collected five examples of the E36 M3 Lightweight.

This limited edition model, of which fewer than 130 were built, was a stripped-out road racer, and Walker seemed to think it had strong investment potential.

He was right. The previous auction record for one of these was $145,750, but when Walker’s cars went under the hammer, sale prices ranged from $220,000 to $385,000.

Words Dan Bevis