Paul Walker’s alleged sunglasses, which he reportedly wore on the day he died in a car crash on Nov. 30 in Santa Clarita, Calif., along with some other items from the crash site, were put up for auction Thursday.
According to reports, authorities have their doubts about the authenticity of the sunglasses. The other items up for sale include a fire extinguisher said to be used in efforts to save the “Fast & Furious” star’s life and a piece of debris from the crash.
"We photo-matched them to the one's Paul was wearing [that day]," said an auction specialist at BidAMI.com called Kieta, New York Daily News reported. "And of course the statement from the person who obtained them," she added.
The seller, whose name was not revealed, reportedly said that he picked the items up legitimately after crime tapes were taken down from the crash site.
"He said he tried to contact [the actor's family] about the glasses and they weren't really interested," Kieta reportedly said. "Whether or not he's telling me the truth, I don't know. He seemed sincere."
Kieta said that the auction website crashed after bidding began due to massive interest. According to reports, with more than 4,000 views, only four have actually bid on the items currently priced at $1,572.
The lack of bidders were reportedly said to be due to questions about the authenticity of the items. The Maui Jim brand sunglasses are reportedly of the same make that Walker had worn that day.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to "savethemustangs.org, one of the main charities BidAMI partners with." The site added that bidders could also choose a charity they want the proceeds to go to.
"Paul was about charity," Kieta reportedly said. "When he died he was at a charity event."