“Is it practical? – Maybe not, but it sure would look cool to take it fishing and show off to your buddies…”

IH Toyota Tundra Ultimate

With the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show wrapping up last week in Las Vegas, I thought I would share with you an interesting vehicle that was on display and caught my eye – the 2014 Toyota Tundra Ultimate fishing vehicle.

Bassmaster Elite Series pro angler, Britt Myers wanted a Toyota Tundra equipped with everything you would want to go fishing and I think he got his wish. It is painted in a matte gray finish from front to back with yellow and black tribal graphics. Front bumper is made by Fab Fours and comes with PIAA fog and driving lights. There is a Warn 15000lb winch tucked inside this massive bumper. Rolling big power provided the custom grille.

Bushwacker fender flares help cover the 37” tall Nitto mud grappler tires mounted on 22” Moto metal black rims. The folks at Pro Comp suspension provided the 6” suspension lift. It features a MX 2.75c series coil over front shocks and MX6 adjustable rear shocks.

In case you are wondering, how you would get in this thing, Bestop has built a running board step that raises and lowers automatically when you open and close the doors. A smaller step folds down manually just in front of the rear tires. This helps you reach the custom-made roof rack cargo basket.

The cargo basket has Rigid 50” LED lights recessed in the front, back and sides, giving plenty of light to see all around. The canopy is built by Leer and has painted fiberglass panels replacing the windows. The rear is truly unique. The canopy gate and vehicle tailgate are connected and attached to a rolling platform that slides out to carry a beverage fridge, tool compartment, fishing tackle, and more! It looks like a showroom out of a fishing store.

The cabin features all black factory leather seats with a custom made center console. Instead of cup holders, a panel of switches takes its place where the driver can easily access the various powered equipment. The dash features a graphic montage of fish skeletons to get you in the mood. The door panels are equipped with twin speakers and a fish finder monitor. I guess you would have to dip the front tire in the river to make it work.

The factory 5.7-litre engine has been upgraded to feature a Toyota racing development supercharger and a cold air intake. A custom exhaust system by MBRP finishes off the engine compartment.

Fuel economy? – If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.

Is it practical? – Maybe not, but it sure would look cool to take it fishing and show off to your buddies.

Sticker price: $125,000, to a Redneck… Priceless.

Contact: ian [dot] harwood [at] drivewaybc [dot] ca

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