Few caravans are as iconic as the Airstream de Tom Hanks. While it is true that the trailers of this company are more popular on the other side of the pond than in the Old Continent, like the actor they have been the protagonists of numerous films and the aluminum exterior is cooked in American nostalgia.
Airstream trailers are as timeless as they are practical, comfortable and beautiful. However, today we are going to focus on a really special model, the 34 Limited Excella de 1992. This caravan is not special only because of its looks, but also because it is the home during the Tom Hanks filming.
The actor has put his classic Airstream up for sale and you can buy it along with some wonderful souvenirs. Announced in Bonhams, it will be auctioned at the Quail Lodge auction in Carmel, California on August 13. Bonhams estimates that the trailer will be sold for a between $ 150,000 and $ 250,000.
This is Tom Hanks’ Airstream
On the outside it looks like a typical Airstream save for the stickers on the windows commemorating the various Hanks movie locations. They encompass nothing less than 24 years of filming, from Sleepless in Seattle 1993 to The Circle in 2017. And inside things change even more.
Tom Hanks bought the trailer in 1993 and asked for a custom interior that only includes the built-in kitchen and bathroom. The actor was looking for an especially comfortable and personalized home, so he himself equipped it with his own furniture. The truth is that it is a unique interior.
Far from being ostentatious, the equipment includes a modest bed in the rear, a couch with removable legs, one fireplace electric and a little dinning room with a table and chairs. All furniture is included in the sale, so there are a lot of special souvenirs.
The drawers are stocked with dishes and kitchen utensils, including espresso machines. Among the accessories there is a Apollo 13 mug signed by Hanks and his co-stars in the film: Gary Sinise, Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon. Hanks also autographed the cabinet next to the door and the air conditioner.