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Pope’s Lamborghini Huracán: Auction Proceeds donated for charity

As one would expect from His Holiness Pope Francis, who had auctioned off his gift of a Harley Davidson Motorbike in 2014, has yet again decided to benefit charities by putting up his Lamborghini Huracán for sale at Sotheby’s.

May 15, 2018 | By Lynette Kee

As one would expect from His Holiness Pope Francis, who had auctioned off his gift of a Harley Davidson Motorbike in 2014, has yet again decided to benefit charities by putting up his Lamborghini Huracán for sale at Sotheby’s.

The Lamborghini Huracán RWD Coupé, previously donated to His Holiness Pope Francis by Automobili Lamborghini was sold for the astonishing figure of US$855,615 at the RM Sotheby auction held on May 12 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, coinciding with the Historic Grand Prix.

Pope’s Heavenly Lamborghini Huracán: Auction Proceeds donated for charity

Fully customised and built to European specifications by Lamborghini’s Ad Personam program, the unique model of Huracán RWD was painted in Bianco Monocerus (white) and finished with Giallo Tiberino (yellow) stripes running along the rims of the ride made to reference the colours of the Vatican City flag. To top of its exclusivity, the Lamborghini Huracán RWD was personally autographed by Pope Francis when the car was first unveiled to him on November 27, 2017.

The sale of this Huracán signifies an opportunity to acquire a custom-designed special edition of a Lamborghini for a worthy cause in the name of His Holiness, as all the proceeds from the sale will be handed the Holy Father, who will then allocate the proceeds into four deserving charities entities near and dear to his heart: 70% to aid the rebuild of church the city of Nineveh, Iraq (a city heavily besieged by ISIS), 10% to the Pope John XXIII Community, 10% to “Progetto Casa Papa Francesco” (Pope Francis House Project) and 10% to “Amici per il Centrafrica” (Friends of Central Africa), which has been working with projects primarily dedicated to women and children for years.

Sotheby is knowned to have hosted the auctions of rare collectibles and the Holy Lamborghini certainly makes it in the top 10.

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