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The entire The Fast and the Furious film franchise is iconic as it put the spotlight (for better or for worse) on both Japanese tuner and American muscle car cultures, but did you realise that the original 2001 movie had a German sedan in it? That’s the car you see here, a 1995 Volkswagen Jetta, and it’s now up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2016 auction.

Don’t remember seeing this particular piece of Teutonic rolling art in the film? That’s because it was only featured in one scene, in which a minor member of Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) crew, Jesse (Chad Lindberg), loses the only race the car is ever featured in, and the Jetta disappears for the rest of the movie.

Not a particularly stellar CV then, but it gets better – this particular unit is owned by none other than Frankie Muniz (of Malcolm in the Middle fame!), who bought it in 2002 when he was just 16. Whatever you think about the man or the car, it takes some dedication to stay with the Jetta for 14 years.

There are some tricks up the car’s sleeve – it features the signatures of the late Paul Walker himself, Lindberg and director Rob Cohen, and hides a PlayStation 2 hooked up to a custom stereo. Unfortunately, there’s little show to match the go, as it’s powered by a mostly stock 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine, mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.

It’s unlikely that the Jetta will ever rake in anything like the US$185,000 (RM794,500) that Paul Walker’s 1993 Toyota Supra (yes, that orange Supra) fetched recently, but if you’ve always wanted to have a shot at owning a piece of proper movie memorabilia (and one autographed by Walker at that), now’s the time.