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George W. Bush's truck sells for 300K

Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:25 AM  |  Updated Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:40 AM   |   Comments

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush auctioned off his pick up truck for $300,000 on Saturday. The proceeds will be used to benefit the Fisher House Foundation, a charity that serves U.S. military families, MSN reported.

Bush's 2009 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4x4 SuperCrew was part of the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Examiner noted.

This is the second time the former president is involved with this type of auction. Last year, Barrett-Jackson auctioned a New Holland tractor owned by Jay Leno and signed by George W. Bush for $535,000. The proceeds also went to the Fisher House Foundation.

As for the F-150, the former first couple used it to roam around their Crawford Texas ranch, which is about 120 miles aways from their Dallas home.

"I haven't driven on a street in many, many years, but I have been able to drive this truck on my ranch," Bush said in a statement.

Before it went up for auction, the president autographed the right airbag panel on the truck. As an added bonus, the buyer received a video showing Bush signing the panel and driving the truck around his ranch.

The Fisher House Foundation has offered free housing and lodging to military families since 1999.

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