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Polar – Guinness World Record Breaking Vehicle

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eBay Listing: Extreme Polar Tacoma Truck used to smash world record to South Pole for sale on eBay

Using a state-of-the-art, specialized vehicle, a team crossed 700 miles of ice to smash a Guinness World Record. Learn about the journey, and bid on the truck that set a new world record.

Nearly two years ago a three-man team of adventurers headed to the South Pole in an attempt to beat the current world overland record of 2 days, 21 hours and 21 minutes. That historic journey also marked the 100-year anniversary of the first conquest by the Norwegian team led by Roald Amundsen, who successfully completed the epic mission on December 14, 1911. It was a 57-day trek to battle their dog sleighs over the Antarctic tundra.

Polar Toyota Tacoma Truck

To date, less than 300 people have followed in Amundsen’s footsteps, but Jason de Carteret led an elite team in a highly modified Toyota Tacoma carrying a crew of three: Kieron Bradley, a British engineer who works for Group Lotus, and Jason Thomas, a Canadian copywriter who won an online competition to fill the third seat.

The truck for this South Pole expedition was designed by UK transport design company Ian Nisbett Design Ltd and built by one of the expedition crew members who also happens to be a Formula 1 Engineer — Keiron Bradley. The design goal was to build a vehicle that will “help define a new era in faster and more flexible Polar travel”. The lucky buyer gets a copy of the world record certificates and a copy of the Discovery Channel documentary on DVD.

Polar Toyota Tacoma Truck

More importantly, the sale includes driver training for two days that covers operation of the vehicle’s installed hardware and instruction how drive the vehicle.

Polar Toyota Tacoma Truck

2010 Toyota Tacoma Truck modified for sub-zero journey to Antarctica

  • Mileage: 11,000
  • 380 bhp supercharged 4.0L V6 engine
  • 44-inch wheels and purpose designed suspension
  • 1,200 liters fuel capacity
  • Race seats and race harnesses
  • Designed by vehicle architect Ian Nesbit
  • Built by F1 engineers and off-road specialists
  • Insulated cab with roll cage
  • Up-rated prop shafts and rear differential
  • Four custom fitted HD cameras
  • Twin air compressors
  • Twin batteries
  • Solar power
  • Satellite communication port
  • 9-ton electric winch can be fitted front and back
  • Webasto engine heater
  • Custom roof rack
  • Exterior Color: Orange
  • Interior Color: Black
  • VIN: 3TMLU4EN3AM047504
  • Title: Clear

Watch or bid on the Polar truck before the auction listing ends on July 20 at 7 PM (PT): Polar – Guinness World Record Breaking Vehicle

Polar Truck field test before ensuing on Antarctic expedition

Jason de Cateret shows off the Polar truck to kids at Bentfield Primary School

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11 Comments on "Polar – Guinness World Record Breaking Vehicle"

3 years 7 months ago

One hell of a truck!

3 years 7 months ago

now that is a truck!!!!!

3 years 7 months ago

Hi this trucks looks pretty good

Gerald Aguilar
3 years 7 months ago

It’s a TOYOTA!! What else could it be!!

Denis Vashkenston
3 years 7 months ago

GAZ 66 the best truck for every application

3 years 7 months ago

ripping off Top Gear?

3 years 7 months ago

i love it , wish it was in my driveway now…