With frigid temperatures now gripping much of the U.S. like the death clutch of a pissed off yeti, now is a great time to look into the 2010 Toyota Tacoma Polar Expedition truck. We first told you about this wild one-off last year, but now Russo and Steele auction house will be taking bids for the Arctic-outfitted, world-record-holding Tacoma vehicle in Scottsdale, Arizona, from January 14 to 18.
Don’t worry about this thing being able to handle the winters in Buffalo or wherever: in 2011 it broke the world record for the fastest overland journey to the South Pole, making the trip there and back in under 40 hours. It gets its go from a TRD-supercharged 4.0-liter V6 engine that creates 341 horsepower, while some $400,000 were spent on after-market modifications, including a 330-gallon extended-range fuel tank, military-grade steel, 44-inch Mickey Thompson Icepack tires, a custom built suspension by Marconi, four Polar racing seats, a full roll cage, four HD cameras, and two GPS units. The lucky (rich) bidder will also find some other treats in the glove box, including the original driver’s license for Antarctica and the trip’s log notes. [Purchase]