Drive Like a Boss (of the Free World)

by Joe Ferguson on January 17, 2013

Ever wonder what it would be like to drive like a president? Apparently, you’ll be able to find out if you make it to the right auction…and have deep enough pockets.

Two former presidents’ cars are headed to the auto auction block this year – both with a bit of Texas flavor.

Former President George W. Bush’s 2009 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4X4 SuperCrew pickup truck will be up for auction January 19th as part of the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction this month. A starting price hasn’t been stated, but proceeds will go towards helping American veterans through the Fisher House Foundation.

The 310-horsepower pickup with 11,200-pound towing capacity comes with GW’s autograph on the dash and a video showing him driving the truck around his Texas ranch.

Another former president with Texan ties also has a car coming up for auction this year – car enthusiast and former President Lyndon B. Johnson. In March, LBJ’s 1964 Lincoln Continental Convertible (used to patrol his own Texas ranch) will cross the block.

Johnson preferred the Continental as his personal patrol car and could be seen regularly driving around his ranch, with Secret Service in tow.

Accounts of LBJ drinking Scotch while behind the wheel of his Continental have also been reported, making it a miracle that this car is even still intact, let alone auto auction worthy.

Keep an eye out to see how much these presidential automobiles end up raking in when they go up for auction. You may not have enough money to bid on rides like these, but don’t let that discourage you.

Car and truck auctions are a great way to find a new or used car – whether it was driven by a Scotch-swilling former president or not.

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