View Full Version : Pope mobile for sale (got cash?)

04-28-2005, 08:28 PM
sigh.......................the money religious fanatics continue to spend.


ROME - A second hand car once said to be registered in the name of Joseph Kardinal Ratzinger -- the new Pope Benedict - is up for sale on eBay and the sky seems to be the limit when it comes to bidding.


The vehicle, a metallic grey 1999 Volkswagen Golf, went up for auction on the German site (www.ebay.de) at a minimum price of 9,900 euros ($12,790) on Wednesday and, just over 24 hours and more than 300 bids later, the price had hit one million euros ($1.3 million).

German Web site n-tv.de identified the seller as Benjamin Halbe, 21, from the town of Olpe in Germany’s Sauerland region, who said he bought the car from a local dealer in January.

“It drives like heaven,” the site quoted Halbe as saying.

The Web site of the German newspaper Bild quoted an eBay spokeswoman in Germany as saying the online auctioneer had checked with the vehicle licensing office which had confirmed the name of the original owner was genuine.

Ratzinger, who is from Bavaria in southern Germany, has been at the Vatican for more than two decades and is not known to drive. The Vatican was not available for comment on the auction, which closes on May 5 at 7.30 p.m..

The auction site describes the vehicle as a two liter gas-powered manual, with 75,000 km (47,000 miles) on the odometer since it was first registered in March 1999.

“Does black smoke or white smoke come out of the exhaust pipe?” one posting on the site asked - a reference to the signal used at the Vatican to show whether a new pope has been elected by the secret conclave of cardinals.

“Very funny,” was the reply.

04-28-2005, 09:02 PM
:eek: easy way to make a buck i guess

04-29-2005, 07:06 AM
anyone have the link to the actual auction?

04-29-2005, 07:09 AM
wow, i think some people just have to much money. i would like to buy a turbo, i wonder if the rich people would buy me one!

04-29-2005, 08:18 AM
I think this is the ebay auction but its only at 41,000 euroes which is like $130,000??? :dunno: http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=68191&item=4545301886&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW&tc=photo

04-29-2005, 09:35 AM
"Unbelievable! This is not an ordinary car. Your driving will always be save and blessed in it" :rofl: :rofl:

04-29-2005, 09:42 AM
Just cause of the bullet proof glass? ;)

04-29-2005, 05:17 PM
Originally posted by infected

Just cause of the bullet proof glass? ;)

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: