This was Hero car 2 otherwise known as set car #8.1. The difference between Hero car 1 and 2 is 1 was to be still shots only while 2 would be in most of the driving and light stunt scenes. Scenes that might incur excessive damage were saved for one of the couple driving "stunt cars" to do. Despite the car being a hero car and not to be damaged it did suffer some damage during filming due to accidents during stunt scenes. The car received quick bodywork and paint it back screen worthy again and was sent back out to continue filming. The car looked fine on the big screen but without the editing magic, it looked quite bad in person once its time on set was finished. Paul did the majority of his own stunt scenes and all his own driving scenes.
This car was the car Paul spent the most time in for the movie.
At this point, it was auctioned off and exchanged a couple hands before it landed in the owner's possession today!
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