I work for an awesome company that sells cars. My husband works for a worldwide company that makes and sells paint. And, like us, sometimes, our companies work together for the greater good.
This month Toyota teamed up with Sherwin Williams to customize a 2011 Toyota Tundra which was auctioned to benefit a wonderful charity.
Details from Autoblog.com.
If you take just a quick glance at this 2011 Toyota Tundra you might think that it's had a pretty hard life, but a closer look reveals that the rusty appearance is actually a custom paint job from Sherwin-Williams. Built by NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer as a tribute to America's Heartland, the truck features many classic design cues including a vertical bar grille, a wood bed floor and vintage looking 20-inch wheels. Much of the paint job is hand-painted including the white pinstripe to the lettering on the doors, and the interior has a vintage appearance as well, with a set of custom cloth seats.
Toyota graciously donated the truck for the auction here at Barrett-Jackson in Orange County with the goal of raising money for the Emporia Community Foundation, a charity that benefits the citizens of Emporia, KS. Bidding for the truck started out slowly, sticking at $30,000, but after Bowyer added a driver suit and a trip to next year's Daytona 500 the price tag skyrocketed to a final price of $100,000.
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The Toyota Tundra is, by far, one of my favorite vehicles here at Checkered Flag Toyota. Our Virginia Beach Toyota store carries one of the widest selections of new and pre-owned Tundras in Virginia!
Here at Checkered Flag, we can get any combination of options, color, and accessories for Toyota Tundra. Stop by our Toyota location on Virginia Beach Blvd, or call (757)490-1111 for more information.