Monday, May 02, 2005

You, too, can own a Popemobile

Well, I thought I'd seen a lot of things on eBay. However, I haven't checked all the things available on German eBay, which was brought to my attention by this article. Apparently, a gentleman is selling a Volkswagen Golf that was once owned by the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI. It has had over 4.2 million hits, and there are currently 137 bids. If you're interested, the bidding is still open until 5/5/05, so you can purchase it here for the current low bid of 62,700.00 Euros.

I particularly like this question posed by one potential bidder: "Kommt aus dem Auspuff schwarzer oder wei├čer Rauch raus?" (Does black or white smoke come out of the exhaust pipe?)

Update: The auction ended today, 5/5/05, and the car sold to Golden Palace Casino, who also paid the $28,000 for the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich (see also "Latest eBay Culinary Projective" entry). After 227 bids, they purchased the former Cardinal's car for 188,938.88 Euros ($243,731.15). Looks like they're after the modern day religious "relics."


Blogger Christopher said...

Diesem Papst ist sehr sportische! Fahrvergnugen.

5:31 PM  

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