Toyota Motor North America raised $1.25 million to support U.S. Paralympians by auctioning two of the first i-Force Max Tundras.
A Tundra Capstone with VIN 001 sold for $700,000, and a Tundra TRD Pro with VIN 002 sold for $550,000 at a Barrett-Jackson event in Scottsdale, Ariz., last month. Proceeds benefit the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund, which has raised more than $4.9 million and directly supported more than 430 U.S. Paralympic athletes and hopefuls.
"These funds will go directly to help Paralympic athletes train, have proper equipment and have access to the best coaching," U.S. Paralympian Kaitlyn Verfuerth, who joined Toyota on the auction block, said in a statement. "This type of support is life-changing, and I cannot thank Toyota enough for helping me go more places than I've ever imagined."
In addition to the pickups, the winning bidders each receive a Toyota-hosted trip for two to Park City, Utah; a Tundra engine cover signed by chief engineer Mike Sweers; and a framed, signed print of the original Tundra styling sketches from Toyota's Calty design studio.