If you're in the market for a used car, there's no doubt you've surfed the web trying to find a good deal. In your travels, have you come across the 2005 Chrysler 300C listed for $1 million on Craigslist? If you have, you'll know the bidding starts at seven digits because of the person who owned it first. If you haven't, you're probably asking yourself, what makes a car worth a million bucks?
Well, according to the woman listing the car, the person who owns it expects to get the full million for it because the original lessee was none other than the current President of the United States. Yup, that's right; Barack Obama leased the car for two years while he was still a Senator. He put fewer than 20,000 miles on it before he traded it in in 2007 as he launched his Presidential campaign, and it looks like the current owner hopes to cash in on the 300's claim to fame.
As highly as we here at Tom Ahl Family of Dealerships think of the Chrysler 300C, we doubt that anybody is willing to pay that much for it. And according to collector car expert Craig Jackson of Barrett-Jackson auto auctions, it's much more likely to fetch closer to $100,000. He compares this vehicle to other presidential cars, like the hearse that carried John F. Kennedy after his assassination. It was recently auctioned off for $160,000. And, the car that Franklin Roosevelt used in parades, a Cadillac V-16 convertible, sold for $270,000.
Here's the thing: we already know that the Chrysler 300C is a nice car - and you shouldn't have to pay a million dollars for it - it doesn't matter who drove it first! So, if you're in the market for a Chrysler, Tom Ahl Family of Dealerships would love to help you find the one that suits your budget. Stop by and see us at 2525 Allentown Road Lima OH 45805 to chat with a member of our team. We're always happy to discuss specs and financing and arrange a test drive of any of the models that catch your eye.