Friday Craziness: Obama’s Million Dollar Chrysler and BMW’s Checkmate
Check the CarGurus used car listings for a 2005 Chrysler 300, and you will find plenty of examples priced somewhere around $11,000-$14,000. Do some negotiating and you can probably score one even cheaper.
So what would make a bone-stock 300 worth a million bucks? Nothing. Not even if said car transported Tom Brady to the Super Bowl while spewing magical golden fairy dust from the exhaust.
2005 Chryslers just don’t sell for a million dollars, regardless of who drove them. So it’s with surprise that I show you this ad:
President Barack Obama once leased the 300 in this ad, and the seller is dead set on making a cool million (at least) because of that fact. Never mind the fact that Obama drove it while he was an Illinois state senator and traded it back in 2007. Or that the hearse that carried John F. Kennedy’s body in Dallas after his 1963 assassination recently sold for just $160,000.
Craig Jackson, president of the Barret-Jackson auto auction company, told CNN Money,
Maybe this car would be worth $50,000 to $100,000.
Regardless of opinions on how well the president has performed in the Oval Office, the car isn’t worth anywhere near a million dollars. Not even if he happened to go down in history as the greatest president the U.S. has ever seen. The Beast, though, might be a different story.
In other news, I share this snapshot from a billboard duel in Santa Monica, Calif., between Audi and BMW. I’d explain it, but I think simply letting the picture do the talking is way better.
Does the fact that Obama drove a 2005 Chrysler 300 make that car worth a million dollars? What would you pay for it?