Toyota sent out a press release this morning announcing they'd be "auctioning two of the first i-FORCE MAX Tundras at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona.
They go on to say to say the vehicles going up for auction are "a Tundra Capstone with VIN 001 and a Toyota TRD Pro VIN 002" which certainly sounds like they'd be the first two off the line, but I don't actually know how VINs work. They're putting in the weasel wording about these being "two of the first i-FORCE MAX hybrid models assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing San Antonio" (emphasis mine), so maybe they've technically built some already - for sure, you'd expect they'd be building prototypes, but I'm guessing the VIN matters more than the technicality. Again, someone please jump in and educate me on this part of it.
In any case, the auction is this weekend and the proceeds from these two first-of-their-kind Tundras will benefit the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund. They even stress they'll be donating 100% of the hammer price -- meaning they're giving the trucks away completely and Barrett-Jackson isn't taking a fee (or maybe just that Toyota will cover that fee), but whatever these trucks cross the block for, that's what's getting donated. I like that they were clear about that point.
If you want to follow along this weekend, the Tundras are Lot #3005 and are scheduled to cross the block around 6:30 pm MST on Friday (Jan. 28, 2022).
You can read more on Toyota's press page here: Toyota to Auction 2022 Tundra Capstone, TRD Pro for Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund at Barrett-Jackson Auction - Toyota USA Newsroom