• Dec 9, 2008
Click above for image gallery of Obama's 300C

Back when Barack Obama was still vying for the official Democratic presidential nod, the now President-elect made a well-publicized switch from a HEMI-powered Chrysler 300C to a Ford Escape Hybrid. The issue, of course, was that the HEMI is seen as a gas swiller (15 mpg city / 23 highway) and an obvious target for those looking to point a finger at the junior senator's green credentials. So, out went the 300C and in came the defacto mode of transportation for image conscious politicians: a Ford Escape Hybrid. The trade made headlines a while before everybody moved on to more important issues. Or have they? Obama's old 300C is back in the news and currently up for auction on eBay Motors.

Just how much would it cost to park Obama's old whip in your driveway? We'll know for sure in about a week, but the opening bid is a rather staggering $100,000. Even a low mileage 2005 300C (this one has racked up just 20,000 miles) isn't worth more than about $17,000 or so on the open market. Is it really worth an extra $80,000 (and probably much more) to drive the next President's ex-car? If so, the bidding is now open.


[Source: eBay Motors]


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      Lynne
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe NASCAR can use it as a pace car... since it only goes LEFT
      • 6 Years Ago
      If it's being sold by the governor of IL. stay away from it!
      joyce
      • 6 Years Ago
      how do you get the stench of deceit and corruption out of it?
      • 6 Years Ago
      A good deoderizer will make it like new again.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wish he had stood up and just kept it.
      The media was ridiculous with this car B.S.!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Didn't he have a Jeep Grand Cherokee before the 300C? So he went from two V8-powered cars to a hybrid just to say he was green. F*cking politicians.
      • 6 Years Ago
      How tacky for a President of the USA. However, perfect for a Chicago Ploiticak Hack.
      jcksnvllnb
      • 6 Years Ago
      I remember during the election they used the fact that the Obama's had only one vehicle that was fuel efficent...The media left out that he traded it in so he would look good during the election..What else did the media leave out during the election just so the chosen one could be President..
      wdbtchr347
      • 6 Years Ago
      Whats this I hear about Obama not letting the people see his birth certificate. If he was born here why won't he show it. How can you trust someone who won't be up front about himself when the people at this time need a President they can trust? Could it be that he is using all these publicity stunts to obfuscate who he is?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm selling my '98 XJR. McCain was in it for a ride from Philadelphia to Delaware. All i'm asking is $8k.

      Any takers?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Close but no dice. Show me a car that Palin rode in and I'm buying.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sorry... you need to pay me to get in there... now if it was Ron Paul who rode in it...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I wonder.... would a Ron Paul car be a convertible with a tin foil roof?
      • 6 Years Ago
      if you think this is a crock of s*** give me a hell yeah!
      tooltyme57
      • 6 Years Ago
      Save your money and buy a Honda.It will last alot longer.
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