Fiat 500 used by Pope Francis during NYC visit sells for US$300,000

The first chariot had red horses, according to the Bible. Well, this one has 101 horses.

Another pope mobile has hit the auction block. The website Charitybuzz auctioned one of the Fiat 500s that toted Pope Francis around New York in September.

Miles Nadal, an entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist, says he paid $300,000 for the car.

That’s more than 10 times the asking price for a new 101-horsepower Fiat 500 Lounge, which goes for between $19,000 and $21,000, depending on the features.

Of course, the most alluring featuring of this particular Fiat 500 is that the pontiff was its passenger.

Not that anyone’s questioning the church’s veracity, but for good measure, the Secret Service attested to the car’s authenticity, and the Archdiocese of New York will provide the winning bidder with a letter of confirmation, according to Charitybuzz.

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