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Why Obama's Chrysler 300C didn't sell on eBay

If you haven't heard, President Barack Obama's 2005 Chrysler 300C went up for sale on an eBay auction. When the auction closed, surprisingly the car did not sell. You might think there are lots of people who would be interested in car Obama had driven. However, I think there are many reasons why the car could not find a buyer.

If you missed my original story on Obama's Chrysler 300C, you can read it from yesterday's news features entitled, “Economy is so bad President Obama's Chrysler 300C has no buyers.

Obviously the first reason this Presidential Chrysler did not sell... it was too damn expensive! Everyone I talked to about the $1 million dollar price said, “Oh, that's waaay overpriced! I wouldn't buy that car for that much, I don't care if Obama drove it.” Mind you most of these people are liberals and Obama supporters.

It seems in this economy $1 million for a car that has no special significant, other than who's butt graced it's seats, is a hard sell. Tim O'Boyle, the car's owner, was a bit lofty in asking $1 million as the absolute minimum price.

Let's also take a moment to look at the authentication you get with the car to prove it was driven by Barack Obama. You don't get a letter from the Commander-in-Chief, or official documentation. Just a photo of the Illinois title with Obama's name on it. While the sale was legit and real, I wouldn't feel that would cut it for me to splurge the cash Mr. O'Boyle expects to get from this Chrysler 300C.

If this car is such a historical and monumental collector car, why not take it to real car auction, such as Barret-Jackson, Carlisle, or RM auctions? These are places where real collector cars are sold. Sure, eBay has interesting items up for sale on the site all the time which are rare and real. You go to those car auctions for the experience though, which eBay cannot provide. As well the car was already put on eBay before, unsuccesfully.

Also for a moment, consider the car. Personally I like Obama's taste in engine for the Chrysler 300C, a HEMI-V8. However, surely his liberal supporters with green sensibilities do not. On top of that they probably would rather eat glass before buying a Chrysler or any vehicle from an American manufacturer, which represents to them big-gas guzzling vehicles. Most Obama fans can likely be found driving around Japanese vehicles. Brands like Honda, Toyota, Mazda, and Subaru come to mind. I bet if if the car were a Toyota Prius, the defacto car for Obama supporters, it would have sold easily. Probably even a bidding war would have ensued!

Image source: eBay Auction Page


Anonymous (not verified)    February 5, 2012 - 11:06AM

Well, I believe if Barack Hussein Oblamo's car was sold in 2008 time frame, some poor unexpecting delusional person may have bought it for a fair price back then, as they were more vulnerable.

However, being that the hypnotic agent in the Kool-Aid has finally been revealed and uncovered for what it is, and how it was delusionally "Forced" upon the American people, you couldn't Give that thing away now.

Adam Yamada-Hanff    February 5, 2012 - 12:49PM

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

I don't know how much Mr. O'Boyle bought it for, but he seems to think the Chrysler is a collector item. Of course a collector item implies someone wants to buy it! Whatever he bought it for, he most likely overpaid. This could be sign of Obama's eroding support even among his base supporters.

Anonymous (not verified)    February 7, 2012 - 5:27AM

so what if Obama was the owner of the car. It's a ugly chrysler car. I rather donate that money to charity to help people. this jerk tried to take advantage of the history.

Adam Yamada-Hanff    February 7, 2012 - 8:56AM

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

I bet if Obama still owned the car and was looking to sell it to raise money for charity, getting close to $1 million would be easier. As you said though it is an "ugly chrysler car" and most Obama supporters are not driving Chryslers!

O'Boyle probably thought the car would be a great investment. It would be funny if he couldn't sell the car for what he bought it for now.