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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Popemobile redux

If you missed out on the opportunity to buy one of Pope Benedict's old cars awhile back, now is your chance to buy one of Pope John Paul II's old cars.

A 48-year-old car that belonged to the late John Paul II when he was bishop of Krakow in his native Poland is to go to auction in Paris next month.

The Polish-made sedan, a 1958 FSO Warszawa, was specially ordered by John Paul when he was known as Bishop Karol Jozef Wojtyla, and the registration papers are still in his name, the Christie's auction house said.

It added that the vehicle was being sold by a private collector and was expected to fetch between 5000 and 15,000 euros ($8079 and $24,238) when it goes under the hammer on February 11.

Who knows perhaps you could be driving a relic of your very own!


Blogger Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

I've driven many cars that seemed like "relics". The idea of owning one that might be worth something, either spiritually or financially, is quite a novelty!

3:39 PM  
Anonymous shana sfo said...

I suppose you could say that in most cases its better to drive a relic than be one yourself.

Although St Bernadette might beg to differ.

9:57 PM  

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