Ivan “Ironman” Stewart became quite famous thanks to the Super Off Road game some of us played as children. Now you have a chance to own a historical piece of machinery that Stewart drove to various victories during his career.
Stewart earned his nickname for winning entire desert races without the use of a navigator or relief driver, holding several records including all-time MTEG wins at 17 and Baja 500 wins at also 17. Four of those Baja 500 wins were achieved in this 1994 Toyota PPI Trophy Truck, which was recently restored by the original builders and is looking to fetch a hefty $499,900 price tag.
Under the hood is a 302 cubic-inch V8, loosely based on the Lexus 1UZ-FE engine and was custom built to PPI’s specifications using high-quality parts from well-known brands such as JE and Carrillo. A Borla exhaust system expels all the fumes out the rear while giving the pick-up truck a noticeable race tone.
The powerplant is mated to a five-speed Hewland VGC 200 transmission while the suspension features a double A-arm setup with PPI coilovers offering a solid 22 inches of travel. It currently rolls on custom PPI 17×7-inch wheels with BF Goodrich T/A KR rubber.
Another unique aspect to the trophy truck is its center-seating configuration, built around an aluminum chassis. The driver sits comfortably in a Mastercraft race seat with a Simpson four-point harness to help stay buckled in. The truck will also come with a tool kit, Maglite, and hydration system.
TM1 Motorsports was in charge for the restoration, with several members from the original PPI team working on it. It’s a rare occasion to own a significant piece of off-road history, especially one that has been restored meticulously by hand.
GALLERY: 1994 Toyota PPI Trophy Truck
[Source: RK Motors]