When you’re the President of the United States of America, you have access to an endless fleet of armored vehicles. With that security in mind, you really don’t need a personal ride. Recently, President Barack Obama returned his leased 2008 dark gray Ford Escape Hybrid to the Illinois dealership he bought it from in May 2007.
While the White House didn’t offer any complete details, they did say that Obama’s hybrid Escape was returned earlier this year.
The folks at Detroit News tracked Obama’s Ford Escape to Hawk Ford in Oak Lawn, Illinois. The general manager, Jim Muisenga, told them that the dealership had taken possession of the vehicle earlier this year but decided not to resell it. The vehicle was instead put up for auction.
Muisenga said he couldn’t identify the purchaser and said that “it could be anywhere.” He said the dealership had chosen not to try to capitalize on the famous prior owner.
The vehicle was in good condition “” “aside from being (Obama”s) vehicle, nothing unusual about it,” Muisenga said.
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Detroit News