This Bespoke Fiat 126p Is Getting Shipped To Tom Hanks

After tweeting pictures of himself next to multiple Polski Fiats, Tom Hanks is finally getting one for free, and it’s heavily customized.

The project was jump-started by 42-year old Monika Jaskolska, who even managed to raise money on Facebook in order to move proceedings along.

Once Carlex Design got involved and put their talents to use, things became even more interesting. Since Tom Hanks collects typewriters, Carlex went and installed buttons and switches that resemble those found on an old typewriter.

Overall, the interior features a vintage style and fine materials, as the Carlex Design team wanted to capture the original look of the Fiat 126p as best they could, while adding things like silver-plated buttons.

As for badges and inscriptions, you’ve got the Carlex logo imprinted on a leather patch on top of the dashboard, plus a small plate that reads “Bielsko-Biala for Tom Hanks” and “One of One”.

Back in January, we learned that Polish national airline LOT offered to transport the car to the U.S. for free, where the Hollywood star will ultimately get to enjoy arguably the world’s most uniquely restored Fiat 126.

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  • ChrisInIL

    Sergiu – you made my day – “bespoke” and “Fiat” in the same sentence!

  • p00pman

    sweet, but you would think that they could have refurbished the coroded 126p logo …

    • Krisnadi Imam

      thats a touch of Italian personality for u

  • roy

    How will he fit in?

    • Krzysztof Gwiazda

      My neighbour, professional oarsman, 6 ft 3, had a dark blue Fiat 126p. It was really funny to see him fitting in.

  • Piki

    All the funds raised by Monika Jaskolska were later given for charity. All cost were covered by sponsors 🙂

  • Zed68

    Woah! That’s not your everyday 126, it’s superb. (except for the wheels maybe).

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    At least they could have cleaned the interior….sheesh..

    Can’t imagine this on the 405…Death wish Mr Hanks??

  • Is cool to be a Star and some creazy fun to love you !!!

  • Michael_66589

    I grew up in Poland and I had to spend a lot of hours in this fish box. It was the most uncomfortable, slowest car I have ever seen. Nightmare of my childchood. I hate Fiat for producing that crap.

    • Christian Wimmer

      It may have been “crap” but for many people it was essential transportation that was cheap to maintain and easy to fix. It was a car that got them from A to B. Many people must have fond memories of them since the 126 and 126p are gaining in popularity in the classic car market!

  • psiqtas

    I don’t know…they just overdid it a bit – an original never looked so pimped like this one and never got whitewalls tires because You can’t buy them in this small size (see further – it has fake white rubber rims). I see it only as an ocasion for a good ad for the interior company… Btw. the Polish F.I.A.T. 126p is known in Poland as the most popular but its time and most rubbish car of all the time!

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