Car once owned by Obama for sale on eBay

  • Article by: KATHERINE TANDLER , McClatchy Newspapers
  • Updated: January 15, 2009 - 10:53 AM

Finally, a hot car from Detroit! Unfortunately, it's just one: a 2005 Chrysler 300C once owned by President-elect Barack Obama.

WASHINGTON — Finally, a hot car from Detroit!

Unfortunately, it's just one: a 2005 Chrysler 300C once owned by President-elect Barack Obama.

The top bid as of this morning on eBay Motors: $101,100.

It's an eight-cylinder four-door sedan, blue-gray, with just 20,801 miles on it.

Its Blue Book value is around $13,500, said Donald Moore, the general manager of Rosenthal Chrysler and Jeep in Arlington, Va. Moore estimated that Obama bought the car for about $32,000.

He sold it early in his presidential campaign and bought a hybrid.

The eBay seller wasn't identified. Bidding ends on Inauguration Day.

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