Pope Francis' RWD Lamborghini Huracan Auctioned for $861575
Pope Francis' RWD Lamborghini Huracan Auctioned for $861575
The Pope has sold his 198mph Lamborghini for £615000
15 May, 2018, 14:42
Signed auto sold for three-and-a-half times its market value.
Pope Francis sold his Lamborghini Huracan RWD Coupe at Sotheby's auction in Monaco for 715 thousand Euro. It was donated to His Holiness Pope Francis in a similar fashion to the Ferrari Enzo his predecessor received many years ago.
The car's new owner, whose identity has not been revealed, gets a vehicle signed and blessed by the Pope himself - after they dish out €715,000, or around C$1,092,377.
The vehicle was finished in Bianco Monocerus contrasted by Giallo Tiberino stripes and detailing in homage to the colours of the flag of Vatican City.
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The auto fetched a whopping €715,000 (which works out at around £630,660), exceeding the vehicle's starting price by around £450,000. The project aims to ensure the return of the Christian community to the Nineveh Plain in Iraq by rebuilding their homes, public edifices and places of worship.
Augustin Sabatié-Garat, auto specialist at RM Sotheby's, said: 'We are honoured to have hosted such a hotly contested bidding war for this unique Lamborghini Huracan.
The Huracán RWD was personally autographed by Pope Francis during the presentation ceremony at the Vatican City on November 27, 2017 in the presence of Stefano Domenicali, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini, a delegation of the company's Management Board and two workers who contributed to the car's construction.
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