We do not know if Tom Hanks has financial problems or simply space. Last summer the actor auctioned off a custom Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40, a Tesla Model S P85D and a Ford F450 Super Duty Lariat. To these three cars was added an Airstream Model 34 Limited camper, from 1992, which has accompanied the Californian actor for almost 30 years on the set of almost 20 films such as ‘Forrest Gump’, ‘Philadelphia’, ‘The Green Mile’ or ‘Apollo 13’. In all, Hanks raised €433,000.
Now, the American has decided to get rid of yet another jewel. This is your Polski Fiat 126p, which was manufactured in Poland between the 1970s and 2000. The Oscar-winning actor acquired this fabulous car in 2017 and customized it. Last week, at an auction organized by Bring A Trailerhas been sold for about €76,200. An amount that will go entirely to the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, responsible for recognizing the service of the US military.
Specifically, Tom Hanks’ Polski Fiat 126p was manufactured in 1974. Its bodywork is white and the interior was upholstered by the Polish specialist Carlex Design in a striking lime green leather, both on the seats and on the dashboard or on the doors.
Another point that has surely caused its value to increase is that it has several references to the actor, such as, for example, a plaque on which one of Forrest Gump’s most famous phrases appears: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” In addition, on one of the interior panels Hanks also reproduced his signature.
As explained from Bring A Trailer, the mechanics that give life to the vehicle have not been modified. So under the rear hood we find a small twin-cylinder block of 594 cc, 23 hp and 39 Nmwhich is managed by a four-speed manual transmission.