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Buy Barack Obama's Chrysler 300C for Only Six Figures

Posted: Dec 09, 2008 10:53 a.m.

President-Elect Barack Obama has a new ride - General Motors is currently working with the Secret Service to build the 44th President a new fleet of high-tech bombproof limousines - but you can have his old one. 

A Chrysler 300C owned by Obama until 2007 is currently for sale on eBay.  The list price?  Well, it's a little over the $15,100 Kelley Blue Book says a 2005 300C in good condition should fetch.  About $85,000 over.

The listing's starting price sits at $100,000.   As of this morning, there are no bids.

The seller (eBay username stdrum5) explains, "As stated in the title, this 300c was previously driven by Barack Obama 2004 through 2007."  The car features a leather interior, a navigation system, a sunroof and, the listing helpfully points out, is still under warranty - you know, in case you total Barack Obama's old car. 

Obama sold the car, we should point out, shortly after he began to run for President.  It seems that the 300's 5.7-liter V8 struck some Democratic primary voters as a bit excessive, and dependent on foreign oil.  The Obamas bought a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid to take its place

But we wouldn't buy that one, either.  We're holding out for the Ford Granada he learned to drive in - you know, the one the Detroit press ripped him for calling "The Worst Car Detroit Ever Made."  That one seems more likely to fit in our budget.

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