George W Bush's pickup to auction for charity in Scottsdale



2015-06-26 13:07:37

George W Bush's pickup to auction for charity in Scottsdale

George W Bush's signed Ford F-150 pickup truck will benefit military families

George W Bush has donated his personal Ford F-150 pickup truck to Barrett-Jackson's forthcoming Scottsdale auction, in a bid to raise funds for charity.

George W Bush Pickup Ford F-150 The former president hasn't driven on a road for years

The sale of Bush's 2009 F-150 King Ranch 4X4 SuperCrew on January 19 will benefit the Fisher House Foundation, which supports America's military families. He has used the monstrous pickup since leaving the White House in 2009, and has added his signature to boost its value.

The truck has never left the former president's Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas and looks to be in fantastic condition. The president commented: "I haven't driven on a street in many, many years, but I have been able to drive this truck on my ranch."

George Bush signed pickup The president's truck isn't the only car at Scottsdale with prestigious provenance - astronaut Gus Grissom's Chevrolet Corvette will also star

Bush has added his signature to the right airbag panel, and the car will be accompanied in the sale by a video of him driving the truck around his ranch. The title is currently in the former president's name and will be transferred directly to the buyer after the sale.

It is not just for its provenance that the truck is valued. It boasts a 5.4-litre V8 engine producing 310 hp, along with luxurious King Ranch premium leather interior and 11,200 towing capacity.

In 2012's Scottsdale auctions, a New Holland tractor that had once been owned by Tonight Show host Jay Leno and George W Bush sold for $535,000.

See more of the top cars featuring in 2013's Scottsdale auction in our classic cars news section. We will be bringing you all the results from Scottsdale in the coming days - sign up to our free weekly newsletter to ensure you don't miss out.

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