Tom Hanks sells 4 vehicles from his private collection; sale fetches more than a half-million dollar

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The most nostalgic sale from the actors collection was his Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser.
New York Times Tom Hanks's Airstream 34-foot travel trailer.

New York Times Tom Hanks's 1980 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser.

CARMEL, CALIFORNIA: In an acting career spanning four decades and dozens of roles, Tom Hanks has never starred as a used-car salesman. But last week, he had a convincing turn as one, selling off four vehicles from his private collection at a Bonhams classic car auction The autos that Hanks put on the block, and that he had kept at his backwoods ranch in Ketchum, Idaho, fetched more than a half-million dollars, at least twice as much as expected.The centerpiece was a unique Airstream 34-foot travel trailer from the 1992 model year, bought new in the days before Airstreams would become wildly popular in all shapes and sizes. The sales price was $235,000, including buyer premiums, especially notable since the Airstream was not lavishly equipped as a new one that size would be."I got it in the days when movies moved slower," Hanks said before the auction when he was preparing it for the auctioneer."Sleepless in Seattle" was filming at the time. "I had spent too much time in regular trailers with ugly décor and horribly uncomfortable furniture, so I decided to buy a brand-new Airstream — just an empty shell with an interior made to my own request," Hanks said. He had kitchen and bathroom equipment put in, but he swapped in furniture whenever it was needed for places to sit, eat, rehearse and carry on…
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