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$1 Million ‘Obamamobile’ Stalls at Auction

Congressman Barack Obama 2004. Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Would you fork over $1 million for a 7-year-old gray Chrysler once driven by President Obama?

An eBay auction for the Chrysler 300C Obama leased before he got to the White House closed late Wednesday without any bids meeting the minimum. The listing agent received bids from as far away as Australia, but none reached the $1 million opening bid required by the car’s owner.

Lisa Czibor, the eBay seller conducting the auction on behalf of Illinois restaurant manager Tim O’Boyle, said he wants to wait until the election season heats up, possibly during the summer’s political conventions. “The money just wasn’t there at this time,” she said.

The Chrysler had been driven only two miles when Obama, then an Illinois state senator, first leased it in 2004. He put 19,000 miles on the car in nearly three years before trading it in for a 2007 Ford Escape.

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