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Tom Hanks puts his Airstream trailer up for auction

Bonhams offers you a piece of history: Tom Hanks’ Airstream caravan, used during film shoots by the American actor.

The Quail Lodge auction, organized by the Bonhams auction house, will be held on August 13, 2021 in Carmel, California. The opportunity for the American actor Tom Hanks to sell several of its vehicles: alongside its 2010 Ford F-450 Super Duty, its 1980 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40, or its 2015 Tesla Model S P85D, it is a caravane Airstream Model 34 de 1992 which will end up at auction to the delight of “Forrest Gump” fans.

Airstream Model 34 (1992): an iconic caravan

Purchased in 1992 and equipped by Tom Hanks himself, this Airstream Model 34 caravan was for almost 30 years not only his refuge during filming, but also served as a place where he met his friends, colleagues and crews, to pass by. moments of relaxation after busy days: “I didn’t want anything other than the kitchen and the bathroom, so there was only a desk and a closet in the back, a futon on the floor and room for a small table and chairs. . I also wanted a regular sofa, so I made one with removable legs so that it went through the door ”, testifies the American actor.

The model will be delivered with all its accessories and furniture, including dishes, glasses, espresso machines, kitchen equipment as well as comfortable chairs and a teak table. The standard equipment of the Airstream 34 Limited Excella 1000 includes, among other things, air conditioning, water heater and blinds. But some small nuggets will also be provided with, like autographs of Tom Hanks on board, as well as replicas of movie claps paying tribute to the film shoots where this caravan was present: from “White Nights in Seattle” in 1993 to “The Circle” in 2017, including “Forrest Gump” (1994) and “Sully” (2016).

Tom Hanks’ Airstream trailer will go up for auction without reservation, and its value is estimated at between $ 150,000 and $ 250,000 (the equivalent of 127,800 to 213,000 euros).

Source : Bonhams

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