Have you ever wanted to own a piece of Guinness World Records history? Well, hold onto that dream because you just missed your chance to purchase the custom-built 2010 Toyota Tacoma, called Polar, that holds two current world records for the fastest run to the South Pole. It was for sale earlier this month but has since been snatched up. However, that doesn't mean we might not see it show up on another internet sales site.
The Tacoma (see video at bottom) is reported to have more than $400,000 worth of modifications to it and includes the Guinness World Record certificate of authentication, which went to the new owner of Polar. The world-record-setting run in 2011 was not easy given the brutal temperatures and incredible terrain demands placed on the truck's chassis, not to mention the pressures put on the team members as well.
The vehicle was highlighted on the Discovery Channel's "World's Toughest Drive" show last year; the run included an international support team of three for the overland Antarctic expedition. According to the information from eBay, the vehicle sold for $72,000 after being modified with a cleaner, less exteme exterior look and painted NATO Green.
For more information about the truck in its origianl form, click here to read the ebay motors story from last year.
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