The 2009 Ford F-150 President George W. Bush owned and used as transportation at his Crawford, Texas, ranch throughout his presidency will be put up for sale in January at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The King Ranch Crew Cab pickup is likely to have very low mileage because the president has noted that it's been many years since he's driven on public roads. The truck itself is reported to have been used as a work truck at Bush's Prairie Chapel Ranch and is fully loaded with a premium leather interior and all the towing package accessories.
Barrett-Jackson reports that the truck is likely to go on sale Jan. 19 at approximately 9:30 p.m. The truck has been owned continuously by Bush since he ordered it new from Jim Click Ford in Tucson, Ariz. The title is in the former president’s name and will be transferred directly to the buyer. Additionally, the right airbag panel features Bush’s signature and a copy of a video showing him autographing the truck and driving it around his ranch in Crawford, Texas, will be included with the purchase.
All proceeds from the truck's sale will benefit the Fisher House Foundation, a national program dedicated to assisting America’s military families.
The Fisher House Foundation is best known for the network of comfort homes built on the grounds of major military and Veterans Affairs' medical centers. Fisher Houses are 5,000- to 16,800-square-foot homes that families can stay at for no charge while loved ones are receiving treatment. Additionally, the foundation ensures that families of service members wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan are not burdened with unnecessary expenses during times of crisis. The program has saved families an estimated $192 million in out-of-pocket costs for lodging and transportation.
Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles program, using donated frequent-flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans.