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‘Ballots’ Ryder Truck for Sale

December 7, 2000

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Looking for a rather large stocking stuffer?

The yellow Ryder truck famous for transporting Palm Beach County’s disputed presidential ballots to Tallahassee is now for sale.

Budget Group Inc., which operates Ryder truck rentals, is auctioning the 1999 Ford F350 on the Internet with the net proceeds to be donated to the American Red Cross. The company said it is auctioning the truck after receiving numerous offers to buy it.

Drawing comparisons to the O.J. Simpson low-speed chase through Southern California in 1994, television networks broadcast periodic updates showing the Ryder truck as it made the 430-mile journey to Tallahassee to take the county’s ballots to a court hearing.

As of Thursday morning, the top bid was $21,900. The bidding at Yahoo Auctions ends Dec. 14.

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On the Net: Yahoo Auctions _ http://auctions.yahoo.com

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