Former President George W. Bush’s pickup truck was sold on Saturday for $300,000 at an auction.
Bush donated the 2009 Ford F-15 King Ranch 4x4 SuperCrew that was sold at an auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. The sale will benefit Fisher House Foundation, a charity that aids U.S. military families, according to MSN News.
“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,” the Fisher House Foundation said in a statement.
The former president and first Lady, Laura Bush often used the truck at their ranch in Crawford, Texas, according to MSN.
After becoming president; however, Bush rarely had opportunity to drive the truck himself.
“I haven’t driven on a street in many, many years, but I have been able to drive this truck on my ranch,” former president Bush said in a statement.
Prior to the auction, Bush autographed the right airbag panel on the truck; the buyer is set to receive a video of him signing the truck, as well as of him driving around the ranch that is approximately 120 miles from his home in Dallas.
According to UPI, this is the second time former president Bush has been involved with such an auction. Last year he signed a New Holland tractor owned by Jay Leno that was auctioned by Barrett-Jackson for $535,000; proceeds also went to the Fisher House Foundation.
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