President Barack Obama used to have an easier job in the Illinois senate. And instead of needing bulletproof transportation, he spent a few of his years in Illinois driving in a grey 2005 Chrysler sedan.
That car has had three owners, and is now on eBay for auction. If you think gas prices are high, all this car’s going to cost you is $1,000,00.
The woman handling the auction, Lisa Czibor, said to ABC News, “How do you put a price on something like that?” The eBay listing says Obama drove his Chrysler 300C sedan from July 2004 through summer of 2007, putting more than 19,000 miles on the car before trading it in for a 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid.
The seller listing says the sedan comes with “the original paperwork and the title showing that this vehicle was actually used by Barack.” Czibor has a 100 percent positive feedback rating on eBay.
According to the New York Times, Obama had been criticized in 2008 for driving a V-8 Hemi-powered auto that ate gasoline while at the same time complaining about auto companies not building fuel-efficient cars.
Apparently the price is based on historical value. The Christian Science Monitor reports that the Kelley Blue Book value for a 2005 Chrysler 300C maintained in excellent condition with an odometer reading of 20,800 miles is $16,558.
In 2009, a Russian billionaire bought a blue Mercedes said to be owned by Adolf Hitler for $8 million. But Franklin Roosevelt’s Cadillac V-16 convertible presidential limousine sold for a mere $270,000 at a recent auction.
No bids have been placed on the Obama vehicle at this writing. Full payment is required within ten days of purchase. The auction ends February 1.