Cody Walker wants to rebuild the car Paul Walker gave him

Cody Walker wants to rebuild the car Paul Walker gave him

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Paul Walker gave his little brother Cody a classic car for his 15th birthday.Reuters

Cody Walker, the younger brother of late Fast & Furious star Paul Walker, is on a mission to track down and restore a classic car that Paul gave him as a teenager – but took because he deemed it unsafe.

Paul – who was almost 15 years older than Cody – tragically died in a car accident in Santa Clarita, California, in 2013 at the age of 40, when a friend was behind the wheel of the movie star’s Porsche Carrera GT of 2005.

But years before his untimely death, Paul gave Cody a car, then said he was going to fix it up because he “thought I was going to kill myself” on the classic ride, Cody said.

“It was my first car — a 1964 Chevy Nova pickup — not fancy at all, just sounds cool,” Cody, 35, told us. “I was lucky that my brother was Paul. He bought me that thing when I was 15 and a half. I didn’t even have a driver’s license.”

Paul got the car thanks to his grades at the time.

Cody is on a mission to rebuild the car Paul gave him. Getty Images

“Paul got me that car, and then he had second thoughts because it had old-school brakes,” said Cody, who finished several scenes in “Furious 7” for Paul after his death. “It was really old school. Drum brakes and old school suspension, and it only had a lap belt. it [did] you don’t have a headrest, and all that safety stuff, nothing like that. Paul thought I was going to kill myself, so he took it.”

“You know it’s sad that it’s actually in a million pieces,” Cody said of the car today.

Paul would fix it for Cody, who told us, “He goes, ‘I’m going to do this great thing. I will make sure. I will modernize it.”

35-year-old Cody named his third child after his late brother. feliciawalker/Instagram

Cody was skeptical, telling us: “I looked him in the face and said ‘no’ and he said, ‘Why don’t you believe me?’ I said, ‘You have so many project cars. I’ve seen cars, I’ve never seen them again… this is going to happen to mine! And he said, “You call me a liar?” I said: ‘Yes right! I’ll never see that car again’ and was in the process of doing the job. He was just buried with many of his projects.”

Cody says, “I never saw the car again.”

Then, “A few years after his death, I was hit by a family friend who knew where some of the pieces were. It is literally completely disassembled into a million pieces. it’s [north of Los Angeles]. It really bothers me… It has to be done. It has to happen. I need to track this car down.”

The “Fast & Furious” star wanted to make Cody’s car safer. Baxter/ABACAUSA.COM

Cody is co-hosting FuelFest on Feb. 24 in West Palm Beach, Fla., with Paul’s “2 Fast 2 Furious” co-star Tyrese Gibson and Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony set to perform.

The auto festival is also known for events in Los Angeles, Dallas, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Abu Dhabi and Tokyo.

Cody stepped in for Paul to complete a film in the franchise after his death. Instagram/@codybwalker

Cody and his wife, Felicia Knox, named the latest addition to their family Paul last year, after the star – who was the eldest of five children and is also survived by daughter, Meadow.

Cody and Paul’s sister, Ashlie, recalled in the documentary, I Am Paul Walker, “When Cody came into the family, he was a surprise to my parents and, so, definitely a surprise to all of us… But Paul it was almost 15. I always remember a really sweet, really tender relationship between the two of them.”




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