The Hollywood star's custom Toyota Land Cruiser is expected to fetch up to $125,000.
Just in time for its 70th anniversary this year, the Toyota Land Cruiser has been redesigned for the first time in over a decade, but the rugged FJ40 Land Cruiser is still popular in the restomod community. This custom 1980 example listed for sale has a unique perk: it used to belong to none other than Tom Hanks.
The Hollywood movie star commissioned the Land Cruiser to be used both on and off-road. Finished in Rustic Green with a white roof, the custom model benefits from new Old Man Emu Shocks and a raised ride height to improve its off-roading capability. It rides on chrome wheels with Toyo Open Country 31 x 10.50 R 15LT tires and also features Warn front hubs, power brakes, and power steering to make the off-roader easier to drive. Other rugged exterior upgrades include a roof rack and a rear-mounted spare wheel.
To make the cabin more comfortable, power-operated Porsche high-back seats finished in black were added along with center-facing folding seats in the rear, but the original grey leatherette seats are also included. Since it can get uncomfortably hot in California, an air conditioning system was also fitted. To keep occupants entertained, Hanks added a Sony AM-FM-cassette stereo with extra speakers in the rear. The Hollywood star's signature also adorns the dashboard to remind everyone that Tom Hanks once sat in seats.
Under the hood, the original engine was upgraded to a 2000 model year GM L35 4.3-liter Vortec V6 engine with sequential port fuel injection that develops 180 horsepower, paired with a GM-sourced five-speed manual transmission.
Tom Hanks' custom Toyota Land Cruiser will be sold at the upcoming Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction on August 13, where it's expected to fetch between $ 75,000 and $125,000. In addition to the Land Cruiser, a 1993 Airstream Limited Excella trailer used by Tom Hanks will be sold at the same auction.
This luxury trailer was used by Hanks on movie sets between 1993 and 2017 and was built to his unique specification. It's expected to sell for $150,000 and $250,000 next month. "I got it in the days when movies moved slower," Hanks told Bonhams. "I had spent too much time in regular trailers with ugly decor and horribly uncomfortable furniture, so I decided to buy a brand-new Airstream shell with an interior made to my own request."