In December, former President George W. Bush announced he was putting his famed truck up for auction, with the proceeds going to support military families. Over the weekend, the 2009 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4×4 SuperCrew brought in an impressive $300,000 when it was sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction house, according to Reuters.
The truck will certainly be a standout in the car collection of whoever purchased it. Though he didn’t take it out on the road, Bush used the truck around his famous ranch in Crawford, Texas, while entertaining friends and family. Not only did it play an important role in history, but Bush also autographed its right airbag panel, the news agency reports.
The funds from the sale will be donated to the Fisher House Foundation. The organization, which was founded in 1990, helps provide housing for veterans and military families during stressful times such as hospitalization, injury or illness. Today, the Fisher House serves around 17,000 members of the military community.
Bush is no stranger to lending support to veterans. In addition to his Warrior 100K bike ride, he has hosted the Warrior Open, a 36-hole golf tournament that welcomes soldiers who have been injured in Iraq or Afghanistan.