Baja Chic: Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart’s ’94 Toyota PPI Trophy Truck is Awesome and You Can Buy It
This ’94 Toyota PPI Trophy Truck was driven by Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Famer Ivan Stewart, known for tackling and wining entire desert races without a navigator or relief driver, as well as accumulating enough records and wins to fill the deserts he so deftly crossed, in a golden era of Toyota off road motorsport. And it’s up for sale at RKMCCA’s Charlotte Auction, to be held over October 31 to November 3.
In this car, chassis 015, Stewart and Precision Preparation, Inc. (PPI) took four Baja 500 wins and a Baja 1000 win.
At its heart is an aluminum 302 cubic inch V8 comprised almost entirely of custom bits, and which spits out over 550 horsepower via eight EFI throttle bodies. The power makes its way to the road via a custom PPI transaxle and 5-speed Hewland VGC 200 gear selection box. Making sure the wheels are touching the ground and able to deliver the grunt is a double A-arm suspension set up with custom PPI coil-overs and a mighty 22 inches of travel. If you do ever decide to slow down PPI rotors, Brembo calipers and Tilton master will make short work of your requests.
The car’s been freshly restored by the team at TM1 Motorsports, comprising many of the same people who built the car in the first place, thoroughly documented and reviewed, and the car was even tested by Ivan Stewart himself when the build was completed.
Head to RKMCCA’s website here for more info on this significant, race-ready and awesome machine, and for the full details of their Charlotte Auction.
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