Two Tom Hanks automobiles are headed to public sale at Bonhams throughout Monterey Automobile Week this August. The massive get is a 1992 Airstream Mannequin 34 Restricted Excella journey trailer that Hanks used whereas capturing films for many years. The secondary (but additionally thrilling) supply is a 1980 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser that Hanks had specifically constructed for his use.
Beginning with the trailer, Hanks had it constructed to his specs and geared up for his use in 1993. He’s owned and used it in films as much as 2017. His cause for promoting the trailer wasn’t listed in Bonhams’ notes, however there’s little question the trailer is displaying its age at this level.
“I acquired it within the days when films moved slower,” Hanks informed Bonhams. “I had spent an excessive amount of time in common trailers with ugly décor and horribly uncomfortable furnishings, so I made a decision to purchase a brand-new Airstream shell with an inside made to my very own request.”
The inside of this 35-foot trailer is quite demure for somebody of Hanks’ monetary standing. It’s Nineties luxurious, so it’s not bursting with high-tech gizmos and related every part. As a substitute, it’s a step again to a degree in historical past that isn’t all that way back. The brand new proprietor will get to admire Hanks’ autograph on one of many air conditioners to ensure you always remember who owned it earlier than. You’ll additionally see “clapperboard” stickers on the home windows to indicate you the 18 completely different areas the place Hanks used the trailer.
Bonhams is predicting that this Airstream will promote for $150,0000-$250,000.
Subsequent up is Hanks’ 1980 FJ40 Land Cruiser. Hanks had numerous issues executed to this FJ to make it “competent each within the wilderness and on the freeway.” The primary is an engine swap to GM’s 4.3-liter Vortec V6 that makes 180 horsepower. That is then mated to a GM five-speed handbook and hooked as much as Toyota’s driveline.
The suspension is upgraded with Outdated Man Emu shocks and steering damper. Plus, it’s on 31-inch Toyo Open Nation tires. Hanks had the inside modified with a set of energy Porsche seats (the unique seats are included within the sale) and a brand new stereo system that added audio system within the rear — it additionally has air con.
Similar to the Airstream, Hanks’ signature will be discovered on the inside. Bonhams is predicting a sale worth of $75,000-$125,000 for this explicit FJ40. Neither the Land Cruiser nor the Airstream have a reserve, in order that they’re undoubtedly discovering new houses at this public sale.