Kanye West sold his Ford F-150 Raptor fleet for over $400,000 recently at an auction. The rapper, famous for his musical ability and his interesting hot takes, owned a collection of Raptor models. The value of the Ford pickup trucks increased purely due to his ownership. Kanye West is moving and couldn’t bring the entire group along.
Kanye West Ford Raptor fleet
Kanye West’s Ford F-150 Raptor Fleet consists of seven different Ford vehicles. Three of which are Ford F-150 Raptor models, the other four are not. Two Super Duty trucks and two Ford Expedition SUVs make up the rest of the fleet. The entire collection sold at auction for $434,780, with the most valuable of the bunch being the Raptors.
The most expensive was a 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor which sold for $86,900. Supposedly the price of this Raptor included a 10% buyer premium, according to Muscle Cars and Trucks. TMZ claimed it was the most expensive Raptor sold at an auction, which is objectively false. Kanye’s most expensive Raptor had 23,000 miles and received over 150 bids.
Kanye West edition Ford vehicles are worth more
What makes the fleet of Ford vehicles worth so much extra money, you ask? The fact that Kanye West was the owner is the only reason. Although in this market, some of the vehicles might be able to fetch a much higher price than the MSRP even without the Kanye West nametag attached.
A base model 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor costs $64,495, which is $22,405 less than the amount for which Kanye’s sold. Since customers cannot lease raptor models and dealers don’t get much inventory, it’s not out of the ordinary for one to sell for over MSRP. Even used Ford F-150 Raptor models, if well taken care of, sometimes sell for more than retail price. Nothing sells quite like a used Kanye West edition, though.
A 2016 Ford F-350 Lariat was the cheapest model sold
The 2016 Ford F-350 4×4 Lariat Crew Cab sold for just $39,250. That makes it the least expensive model sold from the Kanye West collection. Even with the previous owner attached to the vehicle, that’s a reasonably low price. For example, Kelley Blue Book has the same model year Ford F-350 in good condition listed as a $51,000 fair purchase price from a dealer.
Why did Kanye West sell his Ford Raptor fleet?
Kanye West took his Ford fleet to auction because he was moving across the country. It is difficult to bring one or two vehicles across the country, let alone seven. He recently sold his ranch in Montana, where all the vehicles resided. He’s moving to Malibu, California, where a bunch of Super Duty pickup trucks and Ford F-150 Raptors might not be as valuable.
The Kanye West Ford F-150 Raptor pickup truck fleet recently sold for a pretty penny at auction. Part of the reason the vehicles were worth so much is that the rapper’s celebrity status is the previous owner. Of course, the auction owner told TMZ that this auction got more attention than any they’ve had before. It received a total of 137,000 views, which is much higher than your average online vehicle auction.