George Bush’s truck sold for $300,000 this weekend to benefit a charity for U.S. military families.
According to UPI, the truck, which was owned by former President George W. Bush, was sold at an auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The money raised from the sale will go to the Fisher House Foundation.
“All proceeds from the sale will go to Fisher House Foundation, which provides no-charge temporary housing for the families of military members being treated for injuries. Fisher House also has scholarship programs available to children and spouses of fallen or disabled veterans.”
Bush used the 2009 Ford F-15 King Ranch 4×4 SuperCrew on his Texas ranch. The former president signed the passenger side airbag panel and filmed a short video for the auction of him driving around his ranch in the truck.
Bush said that as president he usually had someone else driving his car. Which is why he loved driving his truck back on his ranch in Texas.
“I haven’t driven on a street in many, many years, but I have been able to drive this truck on my ranch.”
The Fisher House Foundation writes on its site that a 2009 Ford F-15 King Ranch 4×4 SuperCrew that was not owned by a former president would sell for about $28,000. The identify of the buyer has not been disclosed.
This is the second big auto auction from Scottsdale to hit the news today. A $270k corvette, which was owned by GM chairman Dan Akers, was sold at auction to benefit the Habitat for Humanity of Detroit.