A Lock of George Washington's Hair Goes for Cost of a Car!

A bidder was able to win an auction and take home a lock of hair from America's first president, George Washington, for $35,764.

The auction ended at more than three times the expected price.

More than 5 inches long, the strands tied with string came from the family of Washington ally Alexander Hamilton.

Hamilton's third son, James A. Hamilton, included the "lock of the Illustrious Washington" in an autographed note sent to a New York woman in 1870 "as a mark of my respect and regard.”