George W. Bush's Ford truck to be auctioned

December 17, 2012 12:00 AM

A 2009 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4x4 SuperCrew that was previously owned by President George W. Bush will be auctioned off for charity in January.

Prospective buyers won't have to worry about too much wear and tear on the tires, as the 43rd commander-in-chief used the white truck exclusively to get around his ranch in Crawford, Texas, AutoBlog reports. It also features a 5.4-liter engine and 310 horsepower, as well as premium leather King Ranch interior.

In addition to the truck itself, the buyer will receive a video of the president driving the vehicle around the Texas ranch and his autograph, which was signed on the instrument panel. All of the proceeds from the sale will benefit the Fisher House Foundation, a national program assisting military families.

"I haven't driven on a street in many, many years, but I have been able to drive this truck on my ranch," said President Bush. "I want to thank all those who are supporting the Fisher House. In supporting the Fisher House, you're supporting our veterans. And in supporting our veterans, you're helping America."

The former president previously participated in a similar car auction, signing a New Holland tractor owned by Jay Leno in order to benefit the Fisher House, Fox News reports. 

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