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Pope Francis' Philadelphia Fiat to Be Auctioned



    Pope Francis' Philadelphia Fiat to Be Auctioned
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    WYNNEWOOD, PA - SEPTEMBER 27: A Fiat 500L, the car for Pope Francis when traveling in his motorcade, sits parked outside Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, September 27, 2015 in Wynnewwod, Pennsylvania. After visiting Washington and New York City, Pope Francis concludes his tour of the U.S. with events in Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Philadelphia drivers, here’s your chance to drive a small car with big history.

    One of the famous Fiat 500Ls used by Pope Francis during his visit to Philadelphia will be auctioned to the public at the Philadelphia Auto Show Black Tie Tailgate at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Jan. 29.

    The auction will be hosted by Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Co. and will allow for both in-person and remote bidding, beginning at 9:00 p.m.

    The “Pope Francis’ Philly Fiat” auction will benefit select ministries and missions of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

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    A second Fiat 500L used by Pope Francis will be on display to the public for the duration of the auto show, but the Archdiocese of Philadelphia may opt to auction the second Fiat during the Black Tie Tailgate.

    "No other Auto Show in the U.S. has such a display and we are hopeful that this will drive even greater attendance in Philadelphia. An opportunity like this is truly once in a lifetime," David Kelleher, Chairman of the Philadelphia Auto Show, said in a statement.