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George W. Bush's Texas truck up for auctionTuesday, December 18, 2012

Category:Car Enthusiast Talk

A truly one of a kind truck is being auctioned next month with proceeds going to the Fisher House Foundation.

George W. Bush's Ford F-150 King Ranch 4x4 SuperCrew is up for grabs at Barrett Jackson in January. America's 43rd president says he barely touched public streets with the truck as he bought it in 2009 to drive dignitaries and his family around his Crawford, Texas, ranch. The lucky new owner would benefit from putting Husky Liners® vehicle floor mats, if the truck doesn't already have them.

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

The Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes on the Department of Veteran Affairs medical center grounds and in major military areas, and has contributed millions of dollars to help children's education, the art and medical assistance to veterans families. Bush added that when you support our troops you help America.

"The Fisher House Foundation is an outstanding organization, and we are honored to support their efforts and are thankful to former President Bush for his donation," said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. "Charitable giving is a part of Barrett-Jackson's culture and philosophy and I can't wait to see what happens once this truck crosses the auction block."

The president has put his autograph on the instrument panel of the truck and the recipient will also receive a video of Bush signing and driving the truck around his Texas ranch. also recently named Best of 2013 Award winning vehicles, and although they won't have George Bush's name written in them, they are what expert editors believe are the top vehicles of the upcoming year. Judges reviewed 70 new and redesigned 2013 vehicles and determined the best investments.

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