The Hollywood legend Tom Hanks actually ordered this FJ40 to be rebuilt for both wilderness and highway use. Thus, it now comes with a GM-sourced 4.3-liter V6 that makes a hearty 180bhp and is connected to a five-speed manual gearbox. It has also passed all of California’s severe smog tests and apparently has “backcountry miles” on the clock. Clearly, Hanks is a fan of the jeep.
There’s still four-wheel drive, but also power steering, beefed-up Old Man Emu shocks, and chrome wheels. The interior features an all-important Tom Hanks signature, as well as electrically-adjustable Porsche front seats, a cassette player with extra speakers, and added air conditioning.
Bonhams estimates it’ll sell for between £54,000 and £91,000. Bargain indeed.