He’s a movie star, a producer, a writer, a director, and even a sitcom star. But, after a recent successful run at an auction, Tom Hanks may be able to take on another role if he wants to. That of a used car salesman, apparently!
The total amount that both of these high-ticket items ended up going for at the auction is certainly quite huge. However, these items were a little unique in their own right. And this very likely led to the amazing bids that the items ended up receiving during the recent auction.
Tom Hanks’s Land Cruiser Isn’t the Average Land Cruiser!
Through the Bonham’s Quail Lodge Auction, Tom Hanks sold his Land Cruiser SUV for a total of $123,200. A hefty price, sure. But the 1980 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser was certainly worth it. The vehicle hit the auction block in pristine shape, and it was even modified with a V6 engine. Hanks also added leather Porsche seats to the one-of-a-kind SUV and upgraded the suspension.
The actor’s 1992 Airstream trailer saw even more action, selling for a winning bid of $235,200 at the same event. Again, a shocking price. Of course, this is an Airstream owned by Tom Hanks and it’s certainly worth more than the average model. The iconic Hollywood star even had the item custom built to fit his unique needs at the time.
“I didn’t want anything built-in, other than the kitchen and bathroom,” Hanks wrote on the Auction’s item listing. ‘So it had only a desk and cupboard in the back, a futon platform on the floor, and room for a small table and chairs.”
Both Items Above the Average Estimate
Prior to the sale of Tom Hanks’s one-of-a-kind Land Cruiser SUV, the estimated sale price of the item was listed as being between $75,000 and $125,000.
So, the item’s final bid price of just over $123,000 certainly lands at the high end of the estimate. The final price is definitely more than the average Land Cruiser would ever sell for, that’s for sure. However, when one considers the upgrades that Tom Hanks put into the vehicle, it is certainly worth it.
The winning bid for Hanks’s Airstream trailer also neared the high-end of the item’s estimated sale price. The Airstream trailer first purchased by Tom Hanks was estimated to sell for a price anywhere between $150,000 and $250,000. The final number certainly was pretty close to the $235,200 final bid!
The custom-built Airstream trailer sold by Tom Hanks could also be considered a piece of movie memorabilia if you really think about it. The original item traveled with the iconic movie star onto the set of at least eighteen filming locations over the years.