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Poles buy tiny Fiat 126P for Tom Hanks

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 00:59

Polish community buys tiny Fiat 126P for Tom Hanks after actor posts photos with it online. Edward Baran reports.

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With a net worth into the hundreds of millions, Tom Hanks needs no help buying a car. Let alone this 1970s hatchback. But after the star posted pictures of himself next to a Fiat 126P last year, people in the southern Polish town where the car was made decided to buy him one of him own. Locals in Bielsko Biala have raised 2,000 dollars to purchase and refurbish one of the communist era classics. SOUNDBITE, CHARITY ORGANIZER, MONIKA JASKOLSKA (Polish) SAYING: "I figured that if he is so interested in this car, then I would really like to present him the history of this car, of the people who manufactured it, the city where it was made...I think he will fall in love with this car just like we did." More than three million of the cars were produced in the southern Polish town for three decades until the year 2000. A local autobody shop is renovating the gift for Hanks and an airline has even agreed to fly it out to Los Angeles.

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Poles buy tiny Fiat 126P for Tom Hanks

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 00:59