The tank-like 2009 Howe & Howe Ripsaw tracked car featured in « The Fate of the Furious » is headed to public sale. It is scheduled to cross the block at Mecum’s Indianapolis public sale on Might 20.
Even in a film that included a stampeded of remote-controlled automobiles, a Soviet submarine, and the silver-screen debut of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the Ripsaw stood out. It is one in all a sequence of small tracked autos developed by brothers Mike and Geoff Howe.
Along with its look within the eighth « Quick and Livid » film, this Ripsaw was additionally used within the « G.I. Joe » films produced by Common Studios, the identical studio that does the « Quick » franchise.
Energy is offered by a Common Motors Duramax LBZ 6.6-liter turbodiesel V-8, which turns the tracks by way of an Allison transmission. High velocity is estimated at about 60 mph—not unhealthy for a car on tracks.
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The Ripsaw price over $750,000 to construct, based on Mecum, however the public sale home solely expects a $150,000 to $180,000 hammer value. So in case you’ve had your eye on one in all these autos, now’s the prospect to scoop one up at a « relative » cut price value.
Whereas it’s distinctive among the many scores of autos featured within the « Quick and Livid » saga, the 10th installment of which reaches theaters Might 19, the Ripsaw is not as iconic as automobiles just like the 1994 Toyota Supra pushed by Paul Walker in 2001’s « The Quick and the Livid, » which sold for $560,000 at auction in 2021. It isn’t as sensible both. The Ripsaw is being provided on a invoice of sale, and certain cannot be licensed for street use.