Obama's old car for sale on eBay, price: $1 million
Obama's old car is priced at $1 million.A 2005 Chrysler 300C is on sale at eBay.com for about 5,000 percent above its resale value. The reason? It was previously owned by U.S. President Barack Obama.
Or at least that is what Lisa Czibor, an experienced used car seller, claims, according to a report on Economywatch.com.
Czibor is going at lengths to prove that the grey sedan, currently at 20,000 miles, was really owned by the U.S. president by posting scanned photos of the vehicle and scanned images of the title deed, one showing "Barack H. Obama" as the lessee, the report said.
Czibor explained why Obama sold the car on eBay, saying: "Obama received a lot of negative media attention in Detroit and from auto makers regarding his gas guzzling V-8 Hemi. He drove this Chrysler 300C from 2004 through the summer of 2007. Over 19,000 miles [30,577 km] were put on this car before Obama traded it for a 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid.”
She added that Obama drove the when he was a senator from Illinois and that it was possible he "drove the car in Washington D.C. and back to Chicago in 2005 and 2006."
A car of the same year and model would normally command a price of $20,000, Economywatch.com said and added that Czibor believed certain people may be interested in the vehicle.
Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s 1977 “ancient” white Peugeot sold for approximately $2.4 million at an auction last year, Czibor said, adding that Adolf Hitler’s convertible blue Mercedes went for $8 million, Pope John Paul II’s 1975 Ford Escort GL sold for $690,000 and the current Pope Benedict’s 1999 VW sold for $244,000 though “he probably never drove it as he did not have a driver’s license as a cardinal but he had a driver.”