Find of the Future Day is Here: Paul Walker’s 2000 Audi S4

words: Bill, photos: Barrett-Jackson, The Smoking Tire YouTube Channel

A couple of months ago, we featured Paul Walker’s 2000 Audi S4 as a Find of the Future Day. It was a FOTFD because we knew it was going up for auction but just didn’t know when. Now we do.

There is a collection of Paul’s cars at the Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction that runs from January 11-19, 2020. Here’s the list of the collection:

  • 1963 Chevrolet Nova Wagon
  • 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Wagon
  • 1967 Chevrolet II Nova
  • 1988 BMW M3 E30
  • 1989 Nissan R32 Skyline Race Car
  • 1991 BMW M3 E30 Coupe
  • 1995 BMW M3 E36 Lightweight
  • 1995 BMW M3 E36 Lightweight
  • 1995 BMW M3 E36 Lightweight
  • 1995 BMW M3 E36 Lightweight
  • 1995 BMW M3 E36 Lightweight – Factory LTW wing and race-livery delete
  • 1995 Ford Bronco SUV
  • 2003 Ford F250 Pickup
  • 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup
  • 2005 Harley-Davidson RS Motorcycle
  • 2006 Toyota Tundra Pickup
  • 2008 Suzuki Motorcycle
  • 2009 Nissan 370Z
  • 2011 BMW Motorcycle
  • 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302S Race Car

The S4 is Lot 373.1 and guess what…there’s no reserve. Here’s the description:


Exterior Color BLACK
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders 6
Engine Size 2.7L
Transmission 6-SPEED MANUAL


Lot #373.1 – This 2000 Audi S4 2.7 Quattro features a 90-degree 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 engine producing a factory-rated 261hp and 295 ft/lbs of torque. The engine features five valves per cylinder and two parallel BorgWarner turbos. A Torsen T-2 quattro permanent all-wheel-drive system sends power to all four wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission. It is finished in Brilliant Black over a black leather interior. From The Paul Walker Collection.

When we were researching for the earlier article, we couldn’t find any photos of Paul’s S4 but we did find a video from Matt Farah/The Smoking Tire which showed the S4 briefly. At the time of the filming, they were asked not to mention the owners’ names of the vehicles in the warehouse but after Paul’s and Roger Rodas’ deaths, they published the names. Quoted from the video description: Though we originally respected their privacy when they asked not to say who owned the cars, as we filmed this in november of 2012, it makes no sense now not to say the cars all belonged to Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, two good friends of The Smoking Tire who tragically lost their lives on 11/30/13, and the world is officially a worse off place without them. Paul and Roger will be dearly missed by everyone who ever got to see their smiles, exchange words, or spend time with them at the track. RIP Roger and Paul.

Skip to 4:56 to see the S4 for the first time. As you can see, the S4 seems to be in good shape with no damage to the roof but in the auction photos, this stood out:

So sometime between November 2012 when the video was recorded to now, something happened. I really don’t think it’s going to affect the final price of the car. It’s going to be interesting to see what this S4 will go for when Barrett-Jackson bangs the gavel. To own a B5 S4 can be joyful (or painful) but to own one that was Paul Walker’s? Priceless. We’ll be watching and I hope you will join us. You can find the listing HERE.