Living inside a legendary movie star’s trailer van is like a dream for most! And making it happen in real for us is Bonhams with the sale of Tom Hanks’s custom airstream trailer. Yes, that’s right!
The 65-year-old actor’s 1992 Model 34 Limited Excella is being offered as part of the auction house’s annual Quail’s Lodge Auction in Carmel, California, next month. No ordinary trailer, it comes equipped with a built-in kitchen, a bedroom, and a bathroom.
It is additionally fitted with furniture and amenities of Hanks’s choosing, including a full-size sofa, a bed, and a patio set for lounging outside. Unbelievably so, the trailer also boasts an artificial mini fireplace and two roof-mounted air conditioning units (with one signed by Hanks) as part of the décor.
Commenting on it, Hanks, in a statement to Bonhams, said, “I got it in the days when movies moved slower. 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 shell with an interior made to my own request.”
The trailer comes with iconic movie signage, including an FBI evidence tag from Catch Me If You Can, an Apollo 13 sticker from the film of the same name, and a FedEx sticker from Castaway. Its cupboards are filled with dishes that Hank has picked himself and mugs from various movie sets, including an Apollo 13 mug signed by co-stars Gary Sinise, Bill Paxton, and Kevin Bacon.
Other amenities include electric leveling jacks, two propane tanks, a Honda ES 6500 120/240-volt generator, a water heater, and window blinds. Purchased and personally equipped in 1993 by Tom Hanks, the custom Airstream trailer will be auctioned on Friday, August 13, for an estimated price between $150,000 and $250,000.