Thursday, April 28, 2005

Ratzinger's Car for Sale on eBay

A 1999 Volkswagon Golf that was previously registered under the name "Josef Kardinal Ratzinger" is up for auction on the German eBay site. It was originally put on sale yesterday with a starting bid of €9,999.00. But today, the bidding had exceeded €1 million with the auction not set to end until May 5. The seller has been identified as 21-year-old Benjamin Halbe, who claims to have bought the car from a dealer in Germany's Sauerland region in January.

Auction: PAPST GOLF !!! KULTAUTO !!! ( Ratzinger , Benedikt )

From ABC News: Popemobile for Sale? Bids Top $1 Mln on EBay

9 comments:

Chris said...

The subject is on TV now and in several places in the internet.
The owner states he didn`t know at the time of purchase who the previous owner was. He liked the car. Now he wants to buy a similar car and use the rest of the money for his studies.
There are a lot of joke-bidders for this item.
It is assumed that the secretary actually was the driver of the car owned by J. Ratzinger.
It is in the original condition except for the radio, the student didn`t like the original VW Radio and he put in a better one.

Pope Benedict XVI said...

I need to sell it since I'm getting a Hummer.

Chris said...

Volkswagen is building a bullet-safe Papamobil using the Touareg for the papal Cologne visit.

vbspurs said...

Yes, I saw this late last night on the newswires, and didn't know if it was a joke or not.

Certainly when David Beckham's electric blue BMW M3 was sold (for almost 250,000 pounds), it was not a bogus sale, and the final bidder honoured the bid, so we'll see.

I haven't clicked on the link yet. I'm guessing the Pope's car was...white. :)

BTW, excellent photo update! It looks perfect, giving the site a very sepia classic tone.

Cheers,
Victoria

Anonymous said...

May I ask a request? A friend's husband may have a recurance of abdominal cancer. Please pray for Jake. I don't have to mention his whole name, but I've asked John Paul II, to cure him and I don't want his wife to be alone.....she needs and loves him so much! She is a strong woman, but sometimes even strong people need help. So I ask that you all pray to your favorite saint for Jake to be cured. He is in a hospital now in New Jersey. Thank you all so much. GM

Andy H said...

Request granted :)

Chris said...

I don`t like the idea that goldenpalace.com bought the car for almost 190 000 Euros. It is an Internet gambling casino which already bought the "Virgin Mary" toast.
8 500 000 clicks at Ebay for the car.

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